08/04/2011, Power drain is a huge concern for smartphone users – especially Android users, as most of them aren’t known for having outstanding battery life. Now with screens getting larger and 4G connectivity on the rise, there isn’t much improvement going on in the battery department. And there’s only so much you can do for now without creating a giant phone or removing other components required for the phone to function. […]
08/04/2011, Assuming the world does not end next year, then we certainly want to hold Texas Instruments to their word – that is, they claim they will be able to churn out a chip for tablet devices that are full well capable of stretching the tablet’s battery to last the entire day. Yes sir, that means you can have your Angry Birds session (which should be in its 30th expansion pack […]
08/04/2011, So you are feeling smug that you finally took the plunge to purchase an electric vehicle, knowing that you do not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions whenever you are right beside a Hummer at a red light, throwing a smirk at the driver at the same time. Your smirk might not last if your vehicle’s lithium ion battery pack fails suddenly – it seems that UK-based news baron The Times […]
08/03/2011, Our phones, which at one point in time started to get smaller, have started to get bigger again as huge displays are always a welcome feature when watching videos and playing games. The internals however, have started to get smaller and that can only be a good thing as that could mean that our devices can start to have more features and functions packed into them such as longer lasting […]
07/28/2011, Battery life on laptops is one of the features manufacturers tend to use in their marketing strategies, which the MacBook Air claiming to be able to run for 5-7 hours. Since laptops are naturally meant for mobility and portability, battery life does play an important role in deciding if a consumer would be willing to sacrifice power for longer battery life or would they favor power over longevity.
07/26/2011, We’ve seen featured transparent batteries before in the past, way back in 2007 in Japan, and now four years later we have a new transparent battery, this time created by the folks at Stanford University. A team of researchers from the university have managed to create a transparent lithium ion battery that is also highly flexible. Now why would anybody want a transparent, highly flexible battery? Well, you can imagine […]
07/25/2011, We know that computers can be broken into by hackers for malicious purposes, but who would’ve thought that laptop batteries could be broken into as well? At the Black Hat security conference next month in Las Vegas, a security researcher named Charlie Miller will be giving a demonstration on how to hack into and control the microprocessor of a MacBook battery. According to Miller, “These batteries just aren’t designed with […]
07/25/2011, Electric cars are not only green as they do not emit any fumes (although their lack of range is rather a downside for those who love traveling cross-country), and they’re quiet to boot. Well, since the law of entropy is in good effect no matter which corner of the earth you turn to, it makes perfect sense that even electric car batteries cannot last forever as they will need to […]
07/21/2011, Because going green is good, alternative forms of energy are getting more common by the day, especially those that are generated by renewable sources. A designer named Benjamin Beck from Berlin has decided to come up with a concept battery pack called the Scaraby Energy Backpack. Acting as a portable battery pack, the Scaraby has a three prong socket – just like the ones we find in walls all over […]
06/26/2011, Remember the NoPoPo battery that was powered by urine which we talked about four years back? Well, it seems that said battery will be receiving a new upgrade to keep up with the times. Aqua Power System Japan (APSJ) has just announced that the updated version of their NoPoPo (No Pollution Power) Aqua Battery, can now be recharged or “filled up” by soaking it in water anywhere from 3 to […]
06/20/2011, While a smartphone is an awesome device to have, one of its biggest drawbacks when compared to regular feature phones is its battery life. Many phones have trouble making it through a full day (sometimes even half the day when it is used a lot). Consumers are relying on using backup batteries or bringing chargers around just to make sure their devices stay juiced throughout the day. On the other […]
06/16/2011, Wireless data transmission is one of the greatest forms of battery drain in our mobile devices, but it looks like things are about to get better. The folks over at Renesas Electronics Corporation have developed a near-field wireless communication technology that can transmit data without using any battery. The wireless data can even be sent to Bluetooth and WiFi-compatible devices.
06/15/2011, Toshiba has just announced a new addition to its REGZA TV line up. Called the 19P2, this LCD TV is 19″ in size (1366 x 768) and has a feature that makes it stand apart from other TVs – it features a removable internal battery that’s capable of giving you 5 hours of continuous entertainment on your TV in the event of a blackout in your home. It’s also handy […]
05/26/2011, Here’s a quick question – what is the whole point of encasing your spanking new smartphone in a case when it does nuts to absorb shocks should you accidentally drop your handset? Yeah, that’s what we thought – why not go the extra mile and prevent both scratches and shocks with the new silicone smartphone case from PowerSkin? Right now, what is available will be for Motorola’s Droid X and […]