Batteries

The iPhone 8's secret weapon could be incredible battery life

The iPhone 8 is rumored to come tricked out with all manner of changes: an edge-to-edge display, no home button, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, dual cameras, an OLED display panel, and whatever else Jony Ive dreams about at night.<p>But according to one new research note, the biggest draw for …

iPhone

Watch These Batteries Explode In Super Slow Motion

When The Slo Mo Guys decide to blow torch some batteries, things get dramatic.<p>In the newest video from slo-mo YouTube celebs Gav and Dan, we get to experiences a common childhood dream turned smartphone nightmare: watching batteries explode.<p>While these aren't the more powerful and sophisticated …

As CA bill aims for 100% renewable by 2050, utility starts 30MW battery system

CA Public Utilities Commissioner: "We are far in advance of where we expected to be."<p>On Friday, Southern California utility San Diego Gas & Electric …

Renewable Energy

Apple Inc. Fesses Up to iPhone 6 Battery Issue, Fixes It

If it seems as though <b>Apple Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:<b>AAPL</b>) has been fighting with battery issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s for months, that’s because it has.<p>…

iPhone

This USB-C portable battery is the future of charging

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>When …

Gear & Gadgets

Godox BT5800 High Capacity Battery Pack Keeps Your Speedlights Going

The Godox BT5800, a high capacity replacement battery module compatible with the Godox PB960 high-voltage power pack system for speedlites is now …

Cameras

Cobalt Scarcity Risks Hurting Electric Auto Makers (TSLA, JCI)

The availability of cobalt, a key battery material used to power electric autos, has become more scarce after a group of hedge funds bought up the …

Cobalt

LG releases a smartphone for the battery hungry

The new phone packs a large display and even larger battery life.It's not exactly dripping with the latest in mobile technology, but for those who …

Mobile Technology

Researchers discover 10 times more efficient ceramic fuel cell

Donga.com--A group of domestic researchers has discovered a way to maximize efficiency of fuel cells that is considered to be green energy resources …

Biomass

Ahead of MWC 2017, LG looks to take the battery life crown with the X Power 2

Why it matters to you<p>The LG X Power 2 might not be for Android purists, but those looking for a phone with remarkable battery life might want to take …

Gear & Gadgets

#MWC17 – What’s in my gear bag?

As some of you know, I’m more of a writer here than a video maker, but I do like to dabble. Whenever I’m at a trade show though I like to travel light, so I tend not to overdo it when I pack: just the essentials. Here’s all the gear I brought to MWC 2017, with Amazon links if you’re interested in …

Gear & Gadgets

The Motherbox Wants to Cut the Wires that Bind Your Phone When Charging

The love/hate relationship people have with their smartphones gets very intense at one particular moment: when the battery dies. Even the most …

Gear & Gadgets

Disney Research Demonstrates Contactless Charging

Walt Disney Co.’s (DIS) research arm, Disney Research, demonstrated new technology that could pave the way for wireless charging of smartphones …

Wireless Charging

Stanford Researchers Take the World by Storm with New Wave of Affordable Batteries

Batteries are constantly being improved upon, and every day companies are battling it out to see who can produce the most efficient battery. For …

Clean Energy

Mobile 101: A quick explanation of quick charging

As we gear up for this year's first smartphone flagships, we expect "quick charging", alternatively known as fast or turbo charging, to be an …

Battery Charging

The Battery Series: The Future of Battery Technology

The Future of Battery Technology<p>on February 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm<p>Shares 0<p><b>The Battery Series</b><br>Part 5: The Future of Battery Technology<p><b>The Battery Series</b> …

California Sparks Incredible New Direction for Lithium Batteries

Everyone wants to hear that renewables are winning.<p>Daily, the media spouts news about how solar growth has outpaced coal, how wind is cheaper than …

Renewable Energy

How Long Does The Nintendo Switch Battery Last?

We test Nintendo's battery claim.<p>Nintendo has claimed that its Switch console can last over six hours depending on usage conditions. Specifically, the company said that users should be able to get roughly three hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We received several Nintendo …

Nintendo

2017 Alta Redshift MX | How It Works

Vvvvvivvvvvvvviv… So, we are going to have to work on the written representation of what an electric dirt bike sounds like, but that is a good …

Cobalt Miner News For The Month Of February 2017

Cobalt spot price news - Cobalt spot prices are booming.<p>Cobalt market news - Berry: "the demand story around cobalt is real. It appears that a new …

Mining

The best battery packs and charging cables for the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is almost out, and chances are you’ll want an extra battery pack to juice up your console on the go (in addition to a couple other accessories, like a microSD card). Fortunately, the Switch has a standard USB-C port, which makes it the most universal Nintendo power system since …

Gear & Gadgets

BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

China's biggest EV and energy storage company targeting 25% share of Australian battery market, with new B-Box product range.

Renewable Energy

Chuwi LapBook 15.6" Review - A Solid Budget Laptop

Chuwi is a well-known budget tablet and laptop maker from China. I just came across their LapBook 15.6” model that has a sleek design, decent specs …

Laptops

Razer Power Bank Boosts Blade Stealth's Battery Life

Razer Power Bank Boosts Blade Stealth's Battery Life<p>Razer's new Power Bank promises 15 hours of battery life for the Blade Stealth.<p>Battery life is …

Gear & Gadgets

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to …

Renewable Energy

This battery pack will charge almost any gadget you own

But it’s $300, weighs 1.4 pounds, and has a goddamn fan<p>Battery packs are a dime a dozen these days, and a must for any gadget lover. But while the average Anker on Amazon will let you charge USB-powered gadgets like a smartphone or tablet, they aren't helpful for other types of devices.<p>That’s where …

Gear & Gadgets

Performance & Battery Life Report: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

As a member of Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi series, the Note 4 does not have a curved screen, a ceramic body, or the latest flagship hardware like …

Tablets

Harvard Is One Step Closer to Developing Cheap, Long-Lasting Battery Storage

By Kieran Cooke<p>It is the holy grail of the renewable energy sector—a cheap and efficient battery system that can store energy generated by renewables …

Renewable Energy

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever …

Renewable Energy

The 15 Best Tactical Flashlights

J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight<p>With a bright red tail button, maximum output of 400 lumens, toothed bezel, and three light modes – this offering from …

Gear & Gadgets