Batteries

Scientists make battery breakthrough

Australian Associated Press<p><b>Energy storage could soon be cheaper, safer and last five times longer as Australian researchers solve the problem of how</b> …

University of Sydney

Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

Phones

Nokia 8 review: A stunning Android smartphone that puts Nokia back on the map

Nokia returns to the high-end smartphone market with aplomb<p>Since selling off its Lumia range of phones to Microsoft in 2014, Nokia has been notably …

Phones

Taiwan explores using Tesla Powerpack battery system after blackouts

Reddit Email Comments<p>The government of Taiwan is reportedly planning to approach Tesla about setting up lithium ion battery facilities on the heels …

Energy

JBL’s next boombox is waterproof and has 24 hours of battery life

A huge 80s throwback<p>JBL will reveal this huge new bluetooth boombox at IFA 2017 in a few weeks’ time. The speaker, which kind of looks like an ‘80s-style boombox from the future, would be the largest in JBL’s portable range. It weighs 11.6 pounds, is waterproof (against both spills and immersion), …

Gear & Gadgets

Another Samsung Galaxy Note is having battery trouble

No, not the one you’re thinking of<p>“For one Samsung phablet to have battery trouble may be regarded be a misfortune,” Oscar Wilde didn’t say for …

Samsung

iXCC iPhone 6/s Battery Case over 60% off at just $6 Prime shipped

iXCC (99% positive by 29,656 ratings) offers the iPhone 6/s 3100mah External Battery Backup Charging Case for <b>$5.60</b> when promo code <b>IXCCCASE</b> is applied at checkout. It usually goes for $16 so this is quite the steal, and it’s the lowest price ever on Amazon. Free shipping is available for Prime …

IOS 10

Garmin introduces next-gen compact multi-sport watches Fenix 5, Forerunner 935, Vivofit Jr and Vivosmart 3

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |<p>Game of Thrones season 7's latest episode has got Twitterati excited for more reasons than one<p>Aishwarya Rai Bachchan …

Wearable Tech

A McLaren electric car could challenge the world’s most powerful machines

Why it matters to you<p>Many sources believe electrification is the way forward, and McLaren could show how to apply the technology to the supercar …

Autos

GIVEAWAY! Win the PXC 550 Wireless from @SennheiserAU_NZ - The Best Travel Headphones

<b>WIN Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Valued at $629.95 AUD</b><p>Traveling the world may sound glamorous, and many moments are …

Headphones

Palaszczuk backs NQ battery factory plan

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has thrown her support behind a proposal to build a Tesla-style battery factory in Townsville.<p>Ms Palaszczuk …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Researchers create more efficient supercapacitor to power wearables

Supercapacitors offer a lot of advantages over batteries when it comes to energy storage. They can store a lot more of it, they can take on or transmit energy much more quickly and they typically last way longer. But incorporating supercapacitors into things like wearables has been difficult …

Supercapacitors

Gene Berdichevsky

As employee number seven at Tesla, Gene ­Berdichevsky was instrumental in solving one of its earliest challenges: the thousands of lithium-­ion …

Ikea thinks it can save you more than £500 a year

Its new solar batteries store unused electricity from solar panels, so you can use it at a later date and save hundreds on your energy bills<p>Want more …

Clean Energy

Watch: iOS 11 introduces new Smart Invert viewing mode

Apple is introducing a new Smart Invert viewing mode in iOS 11 that intelligently inverts all screen colors except for those is displayed media, such …

iOS

OnePlus 5 vs Nokia 8: Which is the better Android flagship? | Trusted Reviews

<b>OnePlus 5 vs Nokia 8: These two Android titans are both formidable handsets, but which one is right for you?</b><p>Earlier this year, OnePlus showed its …

Phones

China's Menswear Maker Swaps Stitching for Lithium Batteries

Ten years ago, Ningbo Shanshan Co. was primarily a maker of menswear turning out shirts, casual wear and business suits from its base of Ningbo, an …

Business

How 3D printed camera equipment can make your life easier

I think it’s a pretty safe bet that 3D printing is now well and truly here to stay. They’re no longer just the DIY custom built passions of hardcore …

Sony Alpha

Sonnen freezes plans for Australian battery plant amid standards row

Europe's biggest home battery supplier Sonnen has put plans to set up a manufacturing plant in NSW or South Australia on the backburner amid worries …

Australian News

2017 Razer Blade Stealth Laptop Review: Should You Buy It?

Image: Supplied<p>The new Razer Blade Stealth is an unusual beast, in a good way. It exists as a product manufactured by a company that proudly states …

Laptops

Go full-on Kodi power user status with Logitech's K400 Plus Keyboard for $18

• Wireless TV keyboard with touchpad: Enjoy effortless control of your TV-connected computer<br>• Plug-and-play setup: Setting up K400 Plus is a snap. Plug …

Android TV

Petzl e+LITE Review | Headlamp Review

Petzl e+LITE Overview<p>If you’ve read my other reviews, you know I’m not a hardcore ultralight backpacker. After years of finding my backcountry style, …

Camping

Brompton Announces Folding Electric Bike

Brompton, the bicycle company who made folding bikes cool, has taken its signature product and given it an upgrade. Recently announcing the launch of …

Avant-garde

LG X Power 2 review: The battery king of budget

The LG X Power series may just turn out to be a sleeper hit in the budget mobile market.<p>When the X Power 2 debuted this year at CES in January, I was …

Phones

Electric vehicle batteries may get much more valuable soon

A new study shows they can help the grid without being degraded.<p>One of the hottest questions among energy nerds these days has to do with the interaction of electric vehicles and the electricity grid. Will EVs remain passive consumers of electricity, like toasters or refrigerators, the way they are …

Electric Vehicles

Bill Joy Finds the Jesus Battery | Backchannel

<b>As technology tries to maintain</b> its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery. Our chips keep getting faster and …

Internet of Things

Supervolcanoes could be the key to our battery-powered future

Lithium needed for battery storage systems might one day be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes<p>In order to rely on renewable …

Lithium

Will Non-Lithium Batteries Cost Only $30 Per kWh? - An Exclusive Interview With Prof. Michael Zimmerman

Here I present an exclusive interview with Prof. Michael Zimmerman from Tufts University to discuss at length his explosion-proof lithium and …

Business

Yellowstone could power America's electric cars with newly discovered supervolcano lithium

Lithium is increasingly in demand with the growing popularity of electric cars.<p>Large deposits of lithium, used to make lithium-ion batteries, are …

Lithium

The Next Laptop You Should Buy Is...

Shopping for a laptop? First step: Grab a bottle of Excedrin. Extra strength.<p>Laptops haven’t been this headache-inducing in years. Did you want a laptop... or a tablet... or a Franken-lap-tab thing? Then there’s a plug crisis: Pick the wrong kind of USB ports and you’ll need to invest in a pile of …

Laptops