Hoverboards won’t stop exploding lately, perhaps due to overheating batteries. But what if the battery could shut off before it got all hot and flamey? That’s the idea behind recent research at Stanford, and the benefits go far beyond gimmicky gadgets looking to avoid recalls.
Japan’s trade ministry has ordered Apple to publicise an “easy to understand” online statement detailing how first-gen iPod nano users can receive replacement batteries. The device has been linked to 27 cases of overheating and four burn incidents, which Apple has determined stems from a single battery manufacturer. [Reuters]