Batteries

  • More Battery Recalls Abound

    Dell announced this morning that it would recall an additional 100,000 faulty laptop batteries. This latest announcement will move the total number of recalled batteries to 4.2 million. Toshiba also announced a recall of 830,000 batteries, made at the request of Sony. The Sony batteries explode due to shards of metal left within the cells. To date, nearly 7 million Sony batteries have been… Read More

  • USBCELL AA Batteries Are USB Rechargeable

    Have you ever wanted to charge your AA batteries with your computer? We’re not talking about a USB-powered charger either, we’re talking just sticking your AA into the USB port. So have you? We know we have, and with this $24 pair of USBCELL AA batteries, our life’s dream has been fulfilled. The batteries fit into any USB port, be it your laptop, PC, or powered USB hub, and… Read More

  • Engine on a Chip

    A group of industrious MIT researchers have developed a tiny gas-turbine engine that fits inside a silicon chip measuring about the size of a quarter. The system is said to be able to run 10 times longer than a similarly weighted battery. The engine’s turbines spin at 20,000 RPS to produce 10 watts of power. The researchers expect to start testing the engines in in various electronic… Read More

  • Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass

    , Gateway has announced that their laptop batteries are fine, thank you for asking, and that they won’t be exploding in your face any time soon. A quote, straight from the Gateway’s mouth: Gateway has extensive measures in place to ensure product safety. Based on available information and our suppliers’ input, we do not believe our systems are at risk for the same… Read More

  • Dell Recalls 4.1 Million Fire-Prone Notebook Batteries

    Dell announced a recall of 4.1 million notebook computer batteries, warning users that it’s possible they could catch fire. Although company didn’t say the batteries would explode, it did admit they could “erupt in flames.” The batteries, made by Sony for Dell, were sold in notebooks between April, 2004 and July 18 of this year. Dell said the batteries in question… Read More