Driverless cars suffer from an energy problem
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Huge brain needs huge power

While driverless cars are supposed to be the next big thing, there is a significant hurdle they have to overcome – power.

Asphalt can improve battery charge speeds
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Road power

Boffins at the  Rice Lab have developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge/discharge cycles which means batteries can be charged 20 times faster.

iPhone 8 ships with super cool exploding feature
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Just plug it in and watch the fireworks

Those super, cool, innovative design people at Apple have slipped in an easter egg function with the new iPhone 8 Plus so that it detonates when you try to recharge it.

Study confirms new iOS is a battery vampire
Published in Mobiles


iOS is robbery, assault on battery

A study conducted by security research firm Wandera has confirmed that iOS 11 is causing iPhone and iPad batteries to drain twice as fast.

Boffins create battery free mobile phone
Published in Mobiles


Runs off radio signals

US boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone.

Toyota will release solid state battery
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Ready for electric cars

Toyota is in production engineering for a solid state battery, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today's lithium-ion batteries.

Boffins working on battery free mobile
Published in Mobiles


Zero power

Researchers from the University of Washington are working on a technique which will make batteries a thing of the past for mobile phones.

Samsung issues Galaxy S8 and S8+ battery pack
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery

Samsung has launched a 5,100mAh battery pack for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Manufacturers embellish truth about battery life
Published in Notebooks


Which? calls them out


Consumer outfit Which? claims that manufacturers are not telling the truth when it comes to claims about battery life.

Industry ignores Samsung’s tough battery standard
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We wonder why?


Samsung has learnt a lot from its incredible flaming battery fiasco, but it seems it is not having much luck in teaching the industry to learn from its mistakes.