batteries

An Inside Look At The New MacBook's Weird, Slim Battery

The new MacBook has all kinds of tricks up its sleeve, from a new keyboard to a force feedback trackpad, and of course a lovely new hi-res screen. But maybe the coolest new feature is deep on the inside: terraced batteries that can put more power in a thinner package.


APC 10000mAh Mobile Power Pack: Australian Review

Being stuck with a flat smartphone or tablet is a pain. Even being smart about charging doesn’t help when you’re away from home or your desk for an extended period of time. Here’s a battery pack that’ll charge any phone and pretty much any tablet from zero to 100 per cent charge, all while you’re on the go.


Affordable Electric Cars Are Coming Soon, Study Says

For many of us, purchasing an electric vehicle is still a pie in the sky dream. But that might be changing soon, if a new peer-reviewed study is correct that the cost of electric car batteries is falling much more quickly than we assumed.


DARPA's Crazy But Genius Plan To Replace Batteries With Propane

If you’re a soldier doing reconnaissance in enemy territory, you have a lot of problems. Taking fire, staying invisible, and enduring the elements are obvious. Battery life is a little less so. The idea that propane is a solution to these woes? That sounds crazy.


This Supercapacitor Is Paper-Thin, Stores Energy As Well As A Battery

A team of researchers from UCLA Berkeley has developed a new supercapacitor which is paper-thin, super-fast to charge and can match batteries with its energy storage density.


How To Change The Battery On The New Galaxy S6

You guys. The built-in status of the Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery doesn’t mean the battery is totally non-removable. All you need is your Galaxy S6, a hair dryer, tweezers, a micro Phillips head screwdriver, a spudger tool, an intimate knowledge of electrical engineering and about an hour to kill. Simple!


Researchers Turn Packing Peanuts Into Rechargeable Batteries

Many of us have shared the guilty twinge of pouring a box of packing peanuts into a trash bag, knowing that our convenient foam waste will end up sitting in a landfill for the next few thousand years. Soon, however, we may be able to juice these little nuts for energy.


New Li-On Battery Lasts Twice As Long

Rarely a week passes without the report of a new battery technology, but most appear destined to remain within the lab for years. Now, though, a startup called Sakti3 has a li-on battery that lasts twice as long as most — and $US15 million of support from Dyson to make it a reality.


Your New Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Have A Built-In Expiration Date

Your smartphone’s battery life won’t last forever. Today, your digital companion might work all day long, then party late into the evening — but, a year from now, you’ll almost certainly have depleted a substantial portion of its capacity. What happens when your phone no longer lasts the day? Time to replace the battery! But with Samsung’s new Galaxy S6, that’s not going to be easy.


Your Phone's Battery Use Lets Spies Track Your Movements

Spies and cops can use your smartphone to track your movements. That’s no mystery — most smartphones come with a GPS chip that makes it pretty damned simple. So if you don’t want to be tracked, you just turn off the GPS feature, right? Unfortunately, there is another way prying eyes can follow your movements: through your Android phone’s battery.