In an attempt to reduce the environmental impact Samsung is going to recycle 157 tonnes of rare metals from its sadly remembered Galaxy Note 7s smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused explosions.
It’s hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the “Low Battery Icon of Death” right in the middle of an important task – and charging up via wall outlets takes forever. Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California has invented a device that could wipe away battery bothers with a supercapacitor that can charge your phone in 20 seconds. Her research won her a $50,000 prize in
One of the most frequent complaints levelled at the new MacBook Pro is battery life.
Many users find the time it can go between charges lacklustre, if not atrocious — and product review organisation Consumer Reports even refused to recommend the laptop over the issues.
As it turns out, a nasty bug in web browser Safari was causing the issues that Consumer Reports encountered, and after Apple fixed it, the organisation gave the device its coveted "recommended" recommendation.
Apple has announced, via Twitter, that it’s working with Consumer Reports to nail down what happened to its MacBook and MacBook Pro hardware. The announcement came from Phil Schiller, who reports the company is “Working with CR to understand their battery tests. Results do not match our extensive lab tests or field data.”
Faraday Future is gearing up to make its mark in the electric car space.
The company announced Monday that it is partnering with LG Chem, one of the largest lithium-ion battery makers in the world, to provide the batteries for its vehicles.
LG Chem also provides batteries to GM for its all-electric Bolt and to many other automakers working on EVs.
Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day worrying about battery life? Between a camera, laptop, smart watch, fitness tracker and mobile phone, the average technology enthusiast has to charge at least five devices on a regular basis - often more.
What's worst is when something runs out of battery and you've got a fully-charged device sat right next to it, with no way of transferring that power from one to the other. But researchers at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a solution to this oh-so-first-world of problems.
Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy trapped inside the battery—as much as 15 percent of the original charge. By wiring a circuit called a “joule thief,” you can tap the last of that power to light a white LED.
When it comes to the environment, batteries are a big problem. Even rechargeable batterieseventually reach the end of their lifespan, and all too often wind up in landfills rather than designated recycling facilities. In an effort to turn wasted batteries into a thing of the past, one team of researchers has developed a new type of energy storage device that self-destructs when it’s no longer needed.
Let's face it: Snapchat is a battery life hog.
Even if you use Snapchat just periodically throughout the day, you'll notice that it's one of the main culprits for draining your phone's battery.
While we can't guarantee that Snapchat won't drain your battery, you can try these two quick steps to alleviate the problem.
Just imagine that more than 2 billion smartphones will be sold across the globe in 2016 and most of them will be bought as a replacement for outdated gadgets. In fact, every fourth person on Earth will use a brand new smartphone! You want to be among them? Then we recommend to consult our list of reasons that will help you to understand whether it is time to change the smart phone or you can wait a little longer.