Battery

  • A new technology that could help your smartphone batteries last longer 2 days ago

    New York: A new technology to control energy consumption inside transistors could pave the way for a smartphone that does not die after a few hours of heavy use, says a study. This technology taps into the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors. "We devised a technique...
  • World's first waterbased nuclear battery developed September 17, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a longlasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium90 that boosts electrochemical energy in a waterbased solution. A nanostructured titanium dioxide...
  • Coming soon: Smartphone batteries with superfast charging September 15, 2014

    New York: At a time when scientists the world over are looking for ways to extend smartphone battery life, a new study suggests that rapid charging and draining does not damage lithium ion electrodes as much as earlier thought. The results challenge the prevailing view that "supercharging" batteries is always harder...
  • InkCase Plus: A second screen that can extend your Android phone's battery life July 16, 2014

    Singapore: Know how to improve battery life of your smartphone? Attach a second screen. This lowpower screen will stop you from turning on the smartphone's main display. Called InkCase Plus, the device by Singaporebased firm OAXIS is able to display incoming notifications and run certain special applications. The device comes with a...
  • Watch: Tired of dragging his luggage around, Chinese farmer converts a suitcase into a batterypowered scooter and it's awesome July 15, 2014

    Tired of dragging your luggage through busy airports? Take a ride on your suitcase and honk your way through! A Chinese inventor has developed a batterypowered scooter with a suitcase which not only helps in transporting his belongings but also himself. Amateur inventor He Liangcai from Hunan Province has even acquired...
  • New technology may turn car chassis, home walls into batteries May 26, 2014

    Washington: A future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources may be closer. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as a laptop...
  • US agency calls for new tests on Boeing 787 batteries May 23, 2014

    The US National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that new tests should be conducted on batteries in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, after causing two incidents last year. In January 2013, regulators grounded the plane for three months following two battery overheating incidents that caused a fire on a 787 parked at Boston's...
  • Battery life the single most important factor for smartphone buyers May 22, 2014

    London: Forget games, camera or the new friendmaking app. For most of British people, battery life of a smartphone is what concern them the most. According to a latest survey, 89 per cent of them want a longer battery life. "The fact that a longlasting battery is the leading criterion when...
  • One woman killed, two others injured in solar battery blast May 4, 2014

    One woman was killed and 2 others injured when battery of a solar energy unit exploded at Badoda village in Jaisalmer district, police said on Sunday. The incident took place last night when scores of women were busy in a marriage function and the solar battery of an inverter ripped off...
  • A new technology could make batteries last for 50 years April 29, 2014

    New York: If you have a pacemaker, you may no longer have to go under the knife every ten years just to replace the battery as researchers have now developed a chemistry that could extend battery life beyond what was earlier thought possible. "What if a battery could last 30 to...
  • LS polls: AAP demands repoll in North Goa April 12, 2014

    Panaji: AAP on Saturday demanded a repoll in the North Goa constituency claiming that the Samajwadi Janata Party's (SJP) 'battery torch' symbol on the EVMs was similar to the AAP's broom and has ended up confusing its voters. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office bearer Valmiki Naik said in a complaint that...
  • Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops, says its non-removable battery pack could overheat April 12, 2014

    New York: Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it's in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their purchase...
  • Watch: A new device that charges a smartphone in 30 seconds April 8, 2014

    Isn't it great to have your smartphone fully charged in 30 seconds? Israeli startup StoreDot is working on a technology that can charge your smartphone battery in 30 seconds. The company unveiled a prototype of its device at Microsoft's Think Next Conference in Tel AvivWhile; the device is not expected...
  • Man beaten to death for stealing a mobile phone battery March 7, 2014

    A man was beaten to death by people for stealing a mobile phone battery in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district early Friday, police said. According to police, villagers caught Sajid while stealing the battery from a shop and started beating him black and blue. He died on the spot. The body was sent for...
  • Apple's smartwatch may come with solar power, wireless charging capabilities: Report February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Longerlasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices. A new report from the New York Times said Apple is trying and experimenting with different technologies to make its products last longer. Reportedly, Apple may...
  • Sony to give up on sale of its battery unit: Report December 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's Sony Corp has decided not to sell its lithiumion battery unit, media reported on Sunday, in a gamble that it can turn the business around with a weak yen and growing demand for smartphone batteries. In addition to a weak yen, which can boost overseas earnings, the battery unit...
  • Now charge your gadgets as you move November 1, 2013

    Researchers have developed a new device that turns human motion into power for electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras and tablets. The mobile generator 'Genneo' can charge a device with any type of movement so a user could purposefully shake it or just leave it in a pant pocket while...
  • Japan cancels the launch of its first Epsilon rocket August 28, 2013

    Japanese space agency JAXA has announced that it has called off Tuesday's launch of its first Epsilon rocket, media reports said. The new rocket launch to carry a planet-observing satellite, was scheduled for 1.45 pm on Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Centre in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. It was cancelled...
  • Intel Haswell battery battle: Apple MacBook Air vs Dell XPS 12 vs Sony Vaio Pro 13 vs Acer Aspire S7 August 23, 2013

    New York: Just in time for the back-to-school season in the US, new laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves. What these laptops have in common are microprocessors that belong to a new family of Intel chips called Haswell. The chips consume less power than previous generations and promise...
  • Panasonic bets big on mobile phones, battery business to boost revenue July 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: Japanese electronics major Panasonic is betting big on mobile phones and battery business to reach USD 3.66 billion in revenue from India by 201516. Both the verticals are expected to contribute nearly 25 per cent of the total business of the company from the next...
  • Charge mobiles less to prolong battery life July 2, 2013

    London: Want to extend the life of your cell phone's battery? Do not charge your mobile to 100 per cent! Mobile phones should be charged only about 50 per cent in order to prolong their battery life, a tech expert has claimed. According to technology expert Eric Limer, rather than...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90second battery pack swap June 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the batteryswapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavilytraveled...
  • Batteries hold key to wearable device revolution June 18, 2013

    San Francisco: Longerlasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices, two of the field's pioneers say. Wearable devices from bracelets that monitor physical activity and sleeping patterns to clothing with builtin sensors and Webready glasses ...
  • BlackBerry Q5's a budget smartphone made mainly of plastic: Ivor Soans May 16, 2013

    Will the new BlackBerry Q5 be the gamechanger the company was looking for in a priceconscious country like India? Ivor Soans, managing editor, Biztech2 joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the technical specifications, the performance of the smartphone and more. Q. What is the main features in BlackBerry Q5 ?...
  • Detroit Electric unveils $135,000 batterypowered sports car April 4, 2013

    Detroit: Detroit Electric, a startup electriccar maker reviving a brand that dates back more than a century, unveiled its first model on Wednesday: a $135,000, batterypowered sports car that is to go into limited production in August. Founded more than five years ago, Detroit Electric enters a stillnascent market that is...
  • Boeing gets approval from US transport regulators to test new 787 battery March 13, 2013

    Seattle: Boeing Co got approval from US transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting the troubled airplane back into regular service. Also on Tuesday, sources told Reuters the planemaker was close to signing a $15 billion deal...
  • Dreamliners may fly again by mid of April 2013 March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Dreamliner planes of Air India may fly again by mid-April 2013, with the airline expressing hope that a permanent solution to the battery-fire that led to the grounding of all the 50 Boeing 787s flying worldwide will be achieved by the month-end, official sources said on Monday. Air...
  • Now, a smartphone battery that lasts for weeks March 4, 2013

    Melbourne: A new smartphone with a battery that only needs recharging after several weeks has been developed by researchers. The smartphone made headlines at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week where its prototype was unveiled. E Ink, the manufacturer of electronic paper displays, had two prototypes of phones running...