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Jul 11, 2014 03:24 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
Adding silicon dioxide, or quartz -- a primary component in sand -- to lithium-ion batteries improved performance threefold. Continue reading →
Apr 8, 2014 01:39 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
A new kind of electrode combined with synthesized peptide molecules create quick charging times. Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2013 02:38 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
Nano-sized spheres of silicon help improve battery performance. ->
Mar 17, 2012 12:31 AM ET // Alice Truong
Everybody looks like a giant dork at a convention. They're carrying far too much gear -- laptops, smartphones, SLR cameras -- while chatting up vendors, exchanging business cards and scrambling to take notes. Inevitably, at a certain point of the day, you'll see these folks hovered around any free ...
Aug 18, 2011 10:00 AM ET // Alice Truong
Next time you're at the airport and your phone is running low on battery, reconsider powering up at the charging station. Krebs on Security, a security blog, looked into a charging kiosk at DefCon, an annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas. The kiosk was built specifically to educate attendees ...
Jun 6, 2012 02:35 PM ET // Alice Truong
With the rise of smartphones and tablets, we've seen the increasing popularity for another type of device: portable battery packs. But who wants to carry another smartphone-sized device in their pocket? Instead, the Card Type Emergency Charger is a credit card-sized battery you can keep in your poc...
Nov 15, 2012 03:29 PM ET // Eric Rogell
As we use our smartphones for more than just calls--GPS navigation, email, Instagraming an epic hipster mustache--having an external battery has become a necessity. But lugging those bigger batteries around is a pain, and can take up valuable gear space. Especially on a hike or climb when every oun...
Nov 1, 2011 10:00 AM ET // Alice Truong
When you're preparing for the end of the world, stock up on Sanyo's eneloop batteries. The eneloop batteries first came into the market in 2005, but the latest version got a couple key improvements: They can now hold their charge after five years of storage and can be recharged 1,800 times, a 20 pe...
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