While this "nanoflower" looks like a carnation, it is actually the result of a new technique in creating many-layered nanostructures that greatly amp up the amount of surface area one can work with in a small space and could lead to more efficient and safer batteries and solar cells.
When I see the word "free" I'm always wondering what the catch is. Maybe this is it: Researchers at Purdue University have conducted a study in conjunction with Microsoft that showed in some cases up to 75% of an app's total energy consumption was spent on locating and powering up the app's third party advertising.
Gloat all you want with your MacBook Pro or 12 hour and up battery netbook, but neither of them can hold a candle to HP's new EliteBook laptops and its record-setting battery life — 32 hours on a single charge. Top that Apple!
Back in October, we found out that the Nintendo 3DS's battery was going to be crappy. The exact amount of hours that the next Nintendo handheld would suck up was uncertain. Nintendo officially unveiled the numbers and it's not looking good.
So just the other day we gave you the "good" news about Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld: it has a solid release date (though you'll be waiting a while). Sadly, we've now got some bad news. Turns out 3D tech can be a real energy hog.
A big gripe with netbooks you often hear is that they're too sluggish, especially when you're trying to do anything remotely taxing to the GPU — anything from playing a simple game to working with more advanced elements. Even with...
Now we see why the first iPhone didn’t have the much-faster 3G network inside. Although 3G web browsing is at least 7 to 10 times faster than the speed we got with the EDGE network on the old iPhone,...