Batteries

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

Apple

How To Optimally Charge Your Smartphone Battery

Batteries that Back Our PhonesConsumers demand maximum run-time without wasting much time in charging their phones. Earlier, nickel cadmium used to …

A startup backed by Tesla's cofounders has big plans for its battery tech

California-based Alta Motors plans to extend its reach beyond the electric motorcycle market.<p>The startup has been working on lightweight, electric motorcycles since it was founded in stealth mode in 2010. But Alta Motors plans to eventually sell its proprietary battery pack and drivetrain to other …

Startups

OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7: Why Apple Loses

Take a sleek, black 5.5-inch phone with dual cameras on its back, and you'd think you were looking at an iPhone 7 Plus. But that description also …

Phones

Battery storage “gigafactory” planned for Darwin for 2018

Australia’s first battery storage “gigafactory” is likely to be built in Darwin, with a new consortium planing to establish a large-scale lithium-ion …

Energy

TYLT Energi Pro review

I knew I needed to review the TYLT Energi Pro when I first saw Daniel Bader rocking one on an overseas trip a few months back – and even though he's …

Tesla is interested in constructing a Gigafactory in China

With Tesla’s Gigafactory in Las Vegas already producing lithium-ion batteries for the upcoming Model 3, there are reports that Tesla is already …

Autos

Review: Nokia retunes 3310 for a new generation

A workhorse phone for those who can live without data, but how useful is it?<p>The market for retrograde technology has two forms. One is demand for …

Nokia 3310

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there.<p>It's a car, and you plug it in to get …

Electric Vehicles

The best battery cases for iPhone

Chances are good that you depend on your iPhone for a wide variety of uses, and for good reason, the device is a jack of all trades. But as iPhone functionality continues to grow, it’s easier and easier to drain your battery. Let’s take a look at some of the best battery cases available for …

Gear & Gadgets

That Tesla Battery Emissions Study Making the Rounds? It's Bunk.

No, making a Tesla battery does not equal eight years of driving an internal combustion car.<p>If you're predisposed to hate electric cars, then there's a wonderful story making the rounds that'll support your worldview. It claims that the production of Tesla battery produces carbon emissions …

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3: new picture of interface shows range could go up to 300 miles

Last night, we posted a series of new shots of Tesla Model 3 release candidates spotted at the San Mateo Supercharger yesterday.<p>One of the pictures showed the user interface while the vehicle is Supercharging and after some deduction, it shows that the Model 3 could have a range of over 300 …

Autos

13 energy-efficient home upgrades that pay for themselves over time

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>There are very good reasons why our collective consciousness has turned to being more energy-savvy.<p>Energy costs are an expensive necessity …

Rechargeable Batteries

Origin of fast ion diffusion in super-ionic conductors

Article |<p>Open<p>Xingfeng He ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3985-193X<br>• , Yizhou Zhu<br>• & Yifei Mo ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-8162-4629<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>8</b>, …

Creative Commons

Shine could be returning to nickel

Demand from China and the electric car battery market could boost market for metal

Goldman Sachs

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Vodafone Smart N8 review: Can it live up to the Vodafone Smart Prime 7?

At £85, the Smart N8 offers good value for money, but is let down by its processor.<p>The Vodafone Smart N8, the Vodafone Smart Prime 7 successor we’ve …

Phones

A new all-electric aircraft with a range up to 600 miles unveiled at Paris Air Show

At the 52nd International Paris Air Show, Eviation Aircraft, a member of NASA’s on-demand mobility program, unveiled the first prototype of a new all-electric aircraft concept with a range of up to 600 miles (965 km) – pictured above.<p>While it was the prototype’s debut this week, Eviation says that …

Aerospace

Track batteries degrading in real time

Monitor deforming electrodes to speed development of renewable-energy storage, write Liqiang Mai, Mengyu Yan and Yunlong Zhao.<p>Subject terms:<p>Applied …

Microscopy

Home Screen:

The iPhone uses a lot of status icons in order to show information in a very small space on screen. From the commonly known Wi-Fi signal icon to the not-so-well-known orientation lock icon, there are quite a few you’ll see on your iPhone at one point or another. It’s good to know what these mean so …

iOS

Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy …

Venture Capital

Toronto Hydro, Ryerson launch pilot project to store energy in pole-mounted compact box

In what it says is a world first, Toronto Hydro is testing pole-mounted energy storage devices that can supplement electricity during peak hours in …

Energy

Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

The Queensland government has decided against a proposed voluntary “buy out” of the remaining 10 years of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange …

Renewable Energy

Lithium Prices To Stay High To 2024-UBS

Lithium prices are expected to stay high—above $8500/ton—thru 2024 says UBS Securities in an 85 page report released June 15.<p>They say they are …

Lithium

Which Smart Security Camera Is Right for Your Home?

It’s 2017. Smart cameras are running home security companies like ADT out of business. Brinks’ home security division went bust a couple years ago, …

Smart Homes

Qualcomm announces strategic investment in lithium-ion batteries

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) announces an investment in lithium-ion battery company Amionx. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Qualcomm President …

The key to boosting your phone's battery life? Seaweed

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a carrageenan stabiliser to stop the breakdown of Lithium-sulphur batteries<p>Despite batteries powering …

OnePlus 5 video review

What is the OnePlus 5?<p>With the OnePlus 3, the Chinese 'start-up' finally made a phone that was nearly perfect. There's no OnePlus 4 this year, but …

Phones

Why your phone slows down and loses battery in hot weather

Britain is basking (or boiling) in its biggest heat wave for years, one which may continue for the rest of the week.<p>If you have ventured outside a safely air-conditioned building, you may have noticed that as well as the risk of dehydration and sunburn, your phone might have lost some of its power, …

Phones

Microsoft Fingerprint Keyboard

You probably won't notice the biometric sensor on the Microsoft Fingerprint Keyboard. That's okay — they designed it so that the fingerprint reader …

Rechargeable Batteries