Computing

Future MacBooks Could Be Powered By Fuel Cells

The latest patent application to come out of Cupertino could allow for new Macbooks that are slimmer, lighter, greener and could provide power for days without a charge. What’s the magic ingredient? Fuel cells!

Dredged up by Apple Insider, Apple’s patent indicates that hydrogen fuel cells would be used to send and receive power from a battery. But they also admit that developing a product which is small enough and cheap enough to be placed in one of their laptops will be a challenge. And oddly enough, they interject some opinions about the U.S.’s reliance on fossil fuels and alliances with unstable Middle Eastern governments. Not that I necessarily disagree, it’s just strange to be reading that in a patent app.

IN ANY CASE, I want fuel cells in my laptop. I want them NOW. [Patent 1, 2 via AppleInsider via Ubergizmo]