batteries

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.


New Science Breathes Life Into Ageing Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

Nickel-hydride metal batteries have fallen out of favour in recent years despite their inherent safety, because they’re not as small or light as lithium-ion cells. But scientific advances could significantly boost the capacity of the ageing batteries — and make them attractive once more.


Watching These Ultra-Fast Robots Arranging Batteries Is Mesmerising

These industrial robots — by FANUC America Corporation — pick and arrange batteries at ultra-fast speed. Watching these two guys work is mesmerising. Pro tip: Mute the utterly boring voice over and play this instead. It works like magic.


A Camera Bag Divider That Protects And Charges Your Gear

Unless you’re heading out to shoot for National Geographic, you don’t want to leave the house with a giant over-stuffed camera bag hanging off your shoulder. Everything you bring has to play a crucial role for your photography outing. Or, better yet, two crucial roles like this padded camera bag divider with a 3000 mAh battery hidden away inside.


Everyone Has Room For A Portable Charger No Bigger Than A Pack Of Gum

If your phone ends up dying in the middle of the day, you have no one to blame but yourself. You want a giant bright screen? It’s going to cost you in battery life. And with Goal Zero’s upcoming Flip 10 charger, if you’ve got room in your pockets for a pack of Juicy Fruit (or at least Bubblicious), then you have no reason not to keep a portable charger close at hand.


Energizer Is Finally Making AA Batteries Using Recycled Materials

Once the use of toxic mercury in household batteries was eliminated a couple of decades ago, it finally became safe to just toss dead AAs in the trash. But if deep down you actually felt guilty about not being able to recycle them, Energizer’s here to help your conscious with its new EcoAdvanced AAs made with four per cent recycled battery material.


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