Battery

Huawei has batteries charging 10x faster, 50% in 5 mins

Huawei has batteries charging 10x faster, 50% in 5 mins

In these days when smartphones flaunt octa-core processors of insane raw power, batteries have become the next most important and sought after spec. After all, the most powerful smartphone would be practically worthless if it lasted only half a day or so. Huawei, who also makes its own mobile processors, is well aware of that need. And now thanks to its Watt Lab research arm, it may have finally reached a solution, promising a lithium-ion battery that will leave even current quick charge batteries today in the dust.

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Panasonic EVOLTA batteries set a world record for railway track distance

Panasonic EVOLTA batteries set a world record for railway track distance

There are world records for just about everything you can think of including a Guinness World Record for the distance traveled on a railway track in a vehicle powered by batteries. The vehicle in the pictures was created by high school students and was powered by Panasonic EVOLTA dry cell batteries.

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AT&T GoPhone SpareOne emergency phone runs on AA batteries

AT&T GoPhone SpareOne emergency phone runs on AA batteries

As much as we love our smartphones for their usefulness and versatility, more often than not they are useless in real emergencies. Especially considering how smartphone batteries these days are not only short-lived but also non-removable. When you are out there in the wilderness or trapped in some location, you'll want a communication device that is going to last more than just 24 hours. For those critical situations, AT&T is offering the GoPhone SpareOne, a handy feature phone that runs only on two, replaceable AA batteries.

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This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

There are probably three things that top the list of objects people never leave home without: their phone, keys, and wallet. Now, Nomad wants to let us use one of those items to charge the charge the other. The company has just announced a new portable charger in the form of the Wallet for iPhone, a common looking bifold wallet, but with a 2,400mAh battery hidden inside.

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Cambridge University researchers make lithium-air battery breakthrough

Cambridge University researchers make lithium-air battery breakthrough

With the growing need to move to electric cars and design computers, smartphones, and other devices that have more efficient batteries, lots of research is being performed into next generation batteries. A group of researchers from Cambridge University has released a paper that shows a lab model for a lithium-air battery that has solved some of the major problems associated with the technology.

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New silicon tech makes batteries lighter, more powerful

New silicon tech makes batteries lighter, more powerful

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have created an inexpensive silicon battery technology said to increase both the life span and performance of lithium-ion batteries. The work was done by chemical engineering professor Zhongwei Chen, as well as a team of grad students. Ultimately, the creation could usher in batteries that are both smaller and longer lasting than present batteries, improving their use in everything from electric vehicles to everyday gadgets.

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Samsung Stripe and Band batteries are flexible, target wearables

Samsung Stripe and Band batteries are flexible, target wearables

When it comes to wearables, batteries are one of the biggest limitations. For all their features and flashiness, smartwatches still suffer from relatively poor battery life, and those batteries represent design limitations (or, conversely, the wearables’ designs limit the battery choices). Different research collectives and companies have been working on battery technologies to remove the shackles, and one of them is Samsung, which recently introduced its new Stripe battery.

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Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Upon seeing the device HTC One A9 and finding that it has a battery a tiny bit smaller than expected, we got to thinking. At what price do we get a great design for a smartphone? Has it become more important to us to have a device that looks great than to have a device whose battery is large enough to last well through the day? We've not yet tested the HTC One A9 yet, of course, so we don't know how long it'll last on one charge, but the question remains: are we still sacrificing some features in order to attain others?

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iPhone 6s battery life doesn’t vary between different chips, says Consumer Report

iPhone 6s battery life doesn’t vary between different chips, says Consumer Report

It's rather common with new iPhone launches for there to be a shortage of the devices leaving a number of folks who want them unable to purchase. The delay with some previous models was in getting enough chips to power the smartphones. To eliminate that issue with the new iPhone 6s launch, Apple is using chips from two different makers- Samsung and TSMC.

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BLU Studio Energy 2, Energy X banish battery anxiety

BLU Studio Energy 2, Energy X banish battery anxiety

They say there is nothing certain in this world except change. That and BLU Products putting out smartphones that try to give the best bang for your buck, give or take a few choice features. This time around, the theme is "how to not worry about whether your destination has a wall outlet or not." Following the theme of its Energy line of handsets, the BLU Studio Energy 2 and BLU Energy X do away with power worries thanks to their 5,000 and 4,000 mAh packs.

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Microsoft envisions a battery system that adjust to your habits

Microsoft envisions a battery system that adjust to your habits

We've said it before and we're saying it again. Batteries have now largely become the bottleneck of mobile computing and the new obsession for engineers. Being able to offer battery life that exceeds more than half a day, with the same amount of computing power and usage, and without bulking up the device is sort of like the holy grail these days. But while many manufacturers and researchers are investigating new types of batteries and materials, Microsoft researchers have a different idea: to use the same kinds of batteries we have today and let software do the work.

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iPhone 6s’ battery is smaller, but it might not matter

iPhone 6s’ battery is smaller, but it might not matter

As the iPhone 6s is revealed, so too are its parts meticulously examined by the public. In this case, the battery has appeared in one of Apple's own videos, complete with a note on how large it is. While Apple doesn't generally share the mAh capacity of their batteries, previous teardowns have revealed the size due to regulation requirements for capacities to be printed on all such lithium ion units. Today we find that the battery in the iPhone 6s is smaller than that of the iPhone 6.

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