Samsung’s battery factory catches fire
Published in News

 

Cue the jokes

The Tame Apple Press is full of stories claiming that Samsung’s battery factory in Northern China has just caught fire.

Boffins create built-in battery fire extinguishers
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Smash iPhone in case of fire


A team of boffins from Stanford University have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a lithium-ion battery which has its own built-in fire extinguisher.

Lenovo P2 has a three-day charge
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery and fast charging


The people at Lenovo have hit upon an interesting gimmick for their P2 phone – they are flogging it with a three-day battery life.

Apple’s battery woes spread
Published in Mobiles


New upgrades make unaffected iPhone 6s sick


Apple seems to be serious in its cunning plan to get users to update to the iPhone 7, by issuing an update which was supposed to fix a problem with the iPhone 6s battery but actually spread the problem instead.

Apple removes Macbook Pro's battery indicator
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Have faith in our marketing claims


The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has a novel way of stopping its users from finding out the truth about its bogus marketing claims about battery life – it has stripped the iOS from any method of measuring it.

The Galaxy Note was a flawed design
Published in Mobiles


Putting 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag


It seems that the Galaxy Note caught fire because it had the same problem as Dolly Parton at an award’s ceremony. If you stick 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag you are going to get a flaming wardrobe malfunction.

MacPro users complain of three-hour battery life
Published in Notebooks


It could be worse they could get four-hours


Apple’s managed to launch the new MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar with a lot of reasons not to buy it. Now it seems that it created a feature that few people would have expected – a three-hour battery life.

Samsung SDI tries to prove its batteries are safe
Published in Mobiles


Fallout from the Note fiasco

Although widely scape-goated for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung’s battery division is quietly reassuring anxious clients which ironically include Apple that its batteries are safe.

Boffins come up with fast-charging battery
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Supercapacitor battery could be the next big thing

Boffins working at University of Central Florida have emerged from their over filled baths after creating a new process for creating a supercapacitor battery.

New smartwatch works by body power
Published in Wearables


Which means it would be useless for us

Boffins have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a new smartwatch which is powered by movement.