Battery

iPhone 5 battery reportedly leaks: Extra juice for rumored LTE

iPhone 5 battery reportedly leaks: Extra juice for rumored LTE

Apple's larger battery for the iPhone 5 has apparently been caught on camera, getting up close to the power pack for the iPhone 4S a week ahead of the new iOS smartphone's official launch. The 5.45 watt-hour, 3.8 volt rechargeable was spotted by repair site iResQ, which claims to have slotted it into a chassis made up of other leaked official parts, and found it to be a perfect fit.

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Scientists develop spray-on battery, turns any object into electrical storage

Scientists develop spray-on battery, turns any object into electrical storage

Scientists at Rice University in Houston, Texas have developed a spray paint that can store and deliver electrical power. This spray-on battery breaks down the elements of a traditional battery and incorporates them into a liquid that can be spray painted in layers onto almost any surface. This means that most objects can be turned into an electrical storing device, such as the ceramic mug shown below.

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BBM design for BlackBerry 10 leaks

BBM design for BlackBerry 10 leaks

Just yesterday we saw details leak of RIM’s new BlackBerry handsets, with touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard offerings that will both run BlackBerry 10. N4BB is back with yet another leak, this time of the revamped BlackBerry Messenger that will debut along with the new version of the operating system. The biggest change seems to be a redesigned user interface with an eye-catching color scheme.

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 and 4S now available at Apple

Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 and 4S now available at Apple

The iPhone is a great smartphone, but the battery is definitely lacking in heavier usage scenarios. It’s sealed into the chassis too, so you’re pretty much stuck if you run out of juice in the middle of the day without a charger to hand. Mophie has been making battery cases to remedy such situations for a time, with its latest Juice Pack Plus model now available for the iPhone 4 and 4S at Apple, in retails stores as well as online.

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Apple hikes battery replace fees for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple hikes battery replace fees for MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple has increased the cost of replacing the integrated battery in the MacBook Pro with Retina Display by more than 50-percent over its predecessor, increasing the fee to $199. The new model - which features the slimmest casing in a unibody Pro chassis to-date, relying on tightly-squeezed batteries to do so, is the most expensive model under Apples battery replacement program, according to the company's own support documentation.

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Mophie Juice Pack expansion brings iPad power to your pocket

Mophie Juice Pack expansion brings iPad power to your pocket

It's time for a couple additions to the Mophie world of universal chargers, this time with two new blocks of power for its Juice Pack Universal Line with the powerstation duo and powerstation mini. These devices are able to work with all USB-powered devices, this including Android, iPhone, iPad, and essentially any other tablet or smartphone you can think of. These lovely new battery packs bring on 2500mAh and 6000mAh to the world of mobile devices and have multiple ports for simultaneous charging on the go!

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Wii U Gamepad 3-5 hour battery limit revealed

Wii U Gamepad 3-5 hour battery limit revealed

Nintendo's Wii U Gamepad controller will last anywhere between three and five hours on a full charge, the company has confirmed, paying a runtime penalty for its 6.2-inch touchscreen. The distinctive tablet controller is the all-singing, all-dancing hub of Nintendo's next-gen console strategy - not only allowing for primary game control, but independent use and even replacing your TV remote - but the limitations of battery technology mean gamers can't expect to go wireless all day.

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