Batteries

Old coal mines have a place in the future of clean energy - Bloomberg

Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts.<p>The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty …

Energy

Here Are All The Goods The U.S. Actually Imports From Mexico A Year

One of the promises that Donald Trump made while on the campaign trail and after his election was to bring about discussions about the North American …

U.S. Census

The One Charging Mistake You Don't Even Know You're Making

When’s the best time to charge your phone? Is it in the morning or at night? Or maybe it’s just whenever you have access to a charger? Regardless of …

Phones

Motorola: We would've caught Samsung's Note 7 battery flaw

The phone maker says that its battery testing is second to none and that it didn't need to change things after the Note 7 started catching fire.<p>Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 sent the wireless industry into a frenzy when the phones started catching fire.<p>Samsung itself recalled and scrapped the phones, and …

Samsung

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 – Software, Battery Life and Verdict

What is the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20?<p>The Casio WSD-F20 is a watch made for active people. It looks more like a top-end runner’s watch, rejecting …

Wearable Tech

Wired vs Wireless: Which headphones should you get?

Should you ditch the wires or stick with the old faithful?<p>A good pair of headphones will last you years if you take care of them properly, so you …

Headphones

Review: IonSlim 5K Battery Pack for USB-C and USB-A

I was able to try the <b>IonSlim 5K for USB-C ($54.95)</b> from Moshi before it was released. Like other Moshi products, it's elegantly designed, with quality materials, including anodized aluminum. At 8.5 mm, it's also incredibly slim, almost as slim as an iPhone 7, yet it provides 5,150 mAh of power and …

Gear & Gadgets

Profoto Recalls Its New B1X Monolight Battery

Citing a “potential safety issue”, Profoto is recalling the battery of their powerful B1X monolight, which was announced only 10 days ago.<p>The flash …

Photography

iHome Launches Voice-Controlled Outdoor Speakers

iHome is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with a line of funky outdoor speakers that play tunes on request.<p>In Alexa/Siri fashion, a voice-powered …

TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks. But current …

Engineering

Rethinx Report: A 30 Million Barrel Per Day Drop In Demand For Oil

Rethinx Report claims oil demand will drop 30 million barrels a day in 13 years and oil will be below $30 a barrel.<p>Assumptions are plentiful, but one …

Lithium

First Impressions of Apple’s AirPods

I was finally able to get my hands on a pair of Apple’s latest hard to find hit. If you are still looking for a set of AirPods without the three to four week wait, keep an eye on AT&T, website. When they get them in stock, they process the orders quickly and have free shipping in the US. I got mine …

Headphones

Energy Absolute Plots Asian Project Rivaling Musk's Gigafactory - Bloomberg

A little-known company from Thailand with grand ambitions in clean energy wants to take on Tesla Inc. at its own game.<p>Energy Absolute Pcl, which has …

Renewable Energy

Bio-friendly energy storage device draws electrical power from the human body

Humans are constantly on the go, so doesn’t it make sense to harness some of that kinetic energy? Scientists from UCLA and the University of …

Lifestyle

Samsung Kettle Battery Pack

Make recharging your device a cinch with the Samsung Kettle Battery Pack. This compact battery has a unique shape to make it easy to hold while you …

Samsung

German automakers are looking to mimic Tesla’s own Gigafactory

Tesla may be at the forefront of the EV revolution, the success and accolades the company enjoyed with the Model S, and more recently the Model X, …

Autos

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro with 4G LTE, 13.5 hour battery life, starting at $799

Surface Pro

Mercedes is building a $562 million lithium-ion battery manufacturing factory in Germany

Daimler, owner of popular German automobile brand Mercedes-Benz, is <b>preparing</b> a new factory in its hometown. Instead of producing cars, the factory …

Mercedes-Benz

Green battery advocates accentuate the positive

Improved power storage helps manage the unpredictability of clean energy sources<p>On May 10, the UK reached a fresh high for the amount of electricity …

Energy

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power

Mercedes-Benz is now offering a home version of its electric vehicle batteries. The home energy storage system will hold up to 20 kilowatt-hours of …

Ziff-Davis

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

Imagine having a fridge-sized box in your home that not only generates and stores electricity on-site, but heats and cools the house, provides hot …

Energy

The Best E-Bikes of 2017

While e-bikes have had a rocky reception in the U.S. (think: the 60 Minutes exposé of hidden motors in the Pro Tour and fears of e-MTBs tearing up trails), there is no debate about their benefits to commuters. The current crop pedal more efficiently than your old Schwinn Cruiser, use hub-based …

Raleigh

The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

If you are in the market for a new smartphone you will have to make the choice between systems powered by Apple or Android.<p>While Apple's iPhones have long been in ascendance, plenty of challenger brands have sought to displace the heavyweight of the smartphone market.<p>There has probably never been a …

Phones

Tesla says Model 3 will have fewer than 100 configurations to Model S’ more than 1,500

As part of Tesla’s continuous effort to anti-sell the Model 3 and emphasize that the Model S is a more high-end option, the company released a comprehensive comparison chart.<p>Through the chart, the automaker confirmed that Model 3 will have fewer than 100 configurations to Model S’ more than 1,500 …

Autos

Europe is going all in for batteries.

Daimler AG, the company behind Mercedes-Benz, just broke ground on a $543 million lithium-ion battery plant in Germany, Bloomberg reports. Consider …

Environmentalism

Deal of the Day. GoPro 4 Black, LCD Backpac, Dual Battery Charger$329

<b>Deal of the Day. GoPro 4 Black, LCD Backpac, Dual Battery Charger$329</b><p><i>GREAT DEAL AT B&H PHOTO! yes, the Gopro 5 came out but I have bought and</i> …

Battery Charging

The Cheap and Reliable Form of Solar Energy Storage for Homes That is Already on the Market

<b>How should we store solar electricity? How about as heat? A Swedish research team is storing solar energy in liquid form, but it is still a way off</b> …

Clean Energy

Daimler Unveils Battery Plant to Challenge Tesla

Automaker solidifies commitment to EVs<p>Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, broke ground on its second battery plant in Kamenz, Germany today. The new plant signals an effort to increase the efficiency of battery production as Mercedes-Benz prepares to introduce a slew of EVs over the next …

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Tesla partners with agribusiness Limoneira to add batteries to their solar projects

Tesla is currently ramping up its energy storage business and it landed an important partner today – Limoneira, one of the leading producers of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops.<p>The two companies will test Tesla’s battery systems at their solar installations.<p>Mark …

Energy

Daimler breaks ground on another battery factory for EV push

Daimler subsidiary Accumotive has broken ground on its second lithium-ion battery factory in Kamenz, Germany. The facility represents an investment of about €500 million (about $560 million at today's exchange rates), and will support Mercedes-Benz's plans to introduce its EQ e-mobility sub-brand, …

Electric Vehicles