Forbidden to use on this flight
One of the many flights that I took this year was slightly different. The flight attendant made an announcement that it is forbidden to use Galaxy Note 7 onboard on Niki airlines – a subsidiary of Air Berlin.
Slight upgrade compared to the last generation
While Apple was not keen to reveal any precise specifications regarding its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, a listing on TENAA confirms the battery size in both of these smartphones and a couple of first reviews do confirm longer battery life.
Nissan Motors is in talks with Panasonic and others over its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture, sources said.
Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform
A team of boffins working for the University of Washington's Sensor Lab have worked out a way of taking the battery out of mobile devices and keeping them powered by radio waves.
91,000 units faulty
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall for battery packs in Toshiba laptops sold between June 2011 and January 2016.
You get what you pay for
Swiss outfit Nagra has been caught charging $720 to replace a battery in its Nagra VI–an 8-channel digital recorder.
Android 6.0 gets Doze power
Android Wear watches have a rather modest battery life of one to two days. The upcoming Android Wear 6.0 might change that, as it includes Doze power management.
Switches itself off if it gets too hot
Researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs having designed a lithium-ion battery which can shut itself down if it gets too hot or might make a Dell off a bang (pictured).
Juicing up the bottom line
Samsung has just built a battery plant in China as part of its cunning plan to add a billion onto its sales figures to make up for falling smartphone sales.