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Samsung SDI flexible solid state battery development underway

Samsung SDI flexible solid state battery development underway

Not to be left in the dust by the likes of LG's continued exploration of the many fanciful ways batteries can be arranged in a smartphone, Samsung has appeared exploring the furtherance of the technology behind solid state batteries in Korea. Owing partially to the idea that these solid state batteries have a far smaller chance of overheating, for one, and perhaps making way for more flexy smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy round in the future, the manufacturer has appeared pushing the little-used battery tech forward.

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TYLT Energi+ Backpack Review

TYLT Energi+ Backpack Review

Over the past several weeks we've had the opportunity to take a look at the TYLT Energi+ Backpack, one of a burgeoning series of accessories from the manufacturers that really making a place for themselves in this industry back at CES 2013. What we've seen with this backpack is a superior build, more room for devices than we know what to do with, and - perhaps most importantly - a comfortable bag to wear on a regular basis. Here we've got a multi-use backpack aimed at the owner of multiple devices - that's us!

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Smartphone battery temperatures aid in gathering crowdsourced weather data

Smartphone battery temperatures aid in gathering crowdsourced weather data

With the vast majority of cell phone users out there owning some type of smartphone, whether dated and well-worn or new and running top-line software, crowdsourced data acquired through apps is something that has drawn increasing attention, not the least of which concerns weather. OpenSignal, a startup that had worked with gathering crowdsourced cell reception data, has launched a new weather crowdsourcing app that looks at smartphone battery temperatures.

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iPhone 5S batteries pave way for Autumn release

iPhone 5S batteries pave way for Autumn release

A factory-floor photograph of what would appear to be a pallet of black, faceless objects has been attached to claims of iPhone 5S connectivity this morning. This set of batteries comes alongside a set of photographs revealed over the past couple of weeks of the innards and outer bits of the next-generation iPhone, here code-named iPhone 5S.

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Lola B12/69 EV sets new electric speed record at 204.2mph

Lola B12/69 EV sets new electric speed record at 204.2mph

A new world record for the fastest electric car on the planet has been set by Drayson Racing, who took a Lola B12/69 EV Le Mans race car and topped it out at a quick 204.2mph, beating the previous record of a measly 175mph that was set in 1974 by Battery Box General Electric. Last week, Nissan went 186mph in their Zeod RC hybrid, but the Lola runs on complete electric power.

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Best Buy issues Macbook Pro battery recall over fire hazard

Best Buy issues Macbook Pro battery recall over fire hazard

Third-party batteries may be a cheaper alternative than going the official route, but they're not always the best route to take when it comes to powering your expensive hardware. Such is the case with a batch of ATG replacement batteries for the Macbook Pro, which Best Buy is recalling due to a risk of catching on fire. The batteries are also being sold at Partstore.com.

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Student creates 30-second cellphone battery charge, tapped by Google

Student creates 30-second cellphone battery charge, tapped by Google

This year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has named its three winners, picking 18-year-old Eesha Khare for her invention of a supercapacitor that could soon charge a cellphone battery in 20-30 seconds. This little piece of technology has landed Khare a runner-up prize of $50,000 USD in scholarship funds which she'll use to attend Harvard University and continue her research. This technology will not only be able to be utilized by the relatively small capacity batteries of smartphones, but of future electric cars, as well.

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Boeing 787 clear to fly after FAA approves battery fix

Boeing 787 clear to fly after FAA approves battery fix

After last week's FAA approval of Boeing's new battery design for its 787 Dreamliner, the organization has finally lifted the flight ban on the new planes, allowing airlines to decide for themselves when to send the new Boeing birds back up in the air. The ban on the 787 lasted over three months starting in January when multiple batteries on different flights caught on fire.

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Airbus to skip lithium-ion batteries in new planes

Airbus to skip lithium-ion batteries in new planes

After the recent fiasco with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners and their melting lithium-ion batteries, it seems that Airbus won't be taking any chances and will be dropping lithium-ion batteries when building their new A350 aircraft. The airplane manufacturer is afraid that regulatory uncertainties will delay production of its new plane.

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Boeing completes first 787 test flight following battery investigation

Boeing completes first 787 test flight following battery investigation

It's been quite a dramatic beginning for the 787 Dreamliner, probably one that Boeing and the airlines weren't hoping for, but reoccurring failures to the lithium-ion batteries in several 787 aircrafts resulted in the entire fleet getting ground in order to investigate the issue. However, after a few weeks of investigating and troubleshooting, Boeing has completed its first flight of the 787 following the grounding.

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Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface Pro, and while it's been a mixed bag overall, we actually enjoyed our time with the tablet, but one area that many people weren't too pleased about was battery life. During our tests, we were getting around 4.5 to 5 hours, with 6 hours during some occasions. However, it looks like Microsoft may have a solution.

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Boeing to redesign 787 battery as a temporary fix

Boeing to redesign 787 battery as a temporary fix

After the FAA decided to ground all Boeing 787 Dreamliners last month, a massive investigation began to determine the cause of the battery failures inside the new planes. It turns out that the batteries were overheating and literally melting. However, in order to get all 50 Dreamliners back up in the air, Boeing will be redesigning the battery as a temporary fix.

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