It's like a gas can for your change pocket, and your smartphone.
On Friday, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced the creation of a research center focusing on battery and energy storage technology. The ambitious project will attempt to deliver technologies that are five times as powerful as and five times cheaper than today's technologies.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has a clunky name but is one heck of a powerful machine. To run it, it requires a stronger battery, which Apple has glued into the notebook and which replacing costs 54 percent more than older models.
Ever pull out your earbuds to talk to someone, then forget to also turn off your iPod? Chances are you came back to your music sometime later, only to find that your player's battery was flat dead. These smart earbuds solve that problem by turning off your player automatically, when you pull the earphones out of your ears.
Snails — you know those slimy mollusks (they're not bugs or insects) with the hard shells that move reaaally slow? Yeah, scientists at the Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York want to harvest the electrical power from their blood after they've been implanted with biofuel cells. So much for being worthless slugs.
We're only months away from Apple's annual iPad release and the rumors are coming in hard and fast. This time, supply checks indicate that Apple might split the iPad into two models, the iPad 3 might have double the battery capacity of the iPad 2, along with the rumored Retina Display.
Of concern when considering a portable gaming device (or any mobile device, really) is how many hours the thing will last on a single charge. We had our fears that the 3DS battery was a lightweight, but now it's official — even the newly launched PS Vita lasts longer.
This hasn't been a good week for Apple. First there were questions about whether the latest iOS update really fixed the iPhone 4S' battery life problems, and now it looks like they're going to be giving away a whole bunch of shiny new iPod Nanos.
Out with the old batteries and in with the new lithium jelly batteries. Researchers at the University of Leeds have invented a jelly battery that is smaller, cheaper, lighter, safer and more powerful than current battery technology.
Solar-powered laptops are nice and all for keeping your laptop charged up, but they need to be in contact with sunlight in order to work. What if you could charge your laptop simply by harnessing the power generated from typing on it all day?