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  • iPhone 4S Battery Life Bugs Got You Down? Try This

    iPhone 4S Battery Life Bugs Got You Down? Try This

    It hits you when you least expect it. It slips away under a mask of dormant inactivity. And it can ruin your entire day. It’s your iPhone 4S battery life, and it sucks. It’s been 17 days since the iPhone 4S was released — 19 since iOS 5 — and just like the madness that was Antennagate, complaints are churning out left and right. As Erick so clearly pointed out, the… Read More

  • New Wifi Tech Could Double Your Phone’s Battery Life

    If you ever get the sense that someone on the wifi network you’re using is hogging all the juice, you may be right. Not only does sharing wifi with others downloading large files interfere with your enjoyment of the latest viral video, but it can majorly drain your battery as well. A new solution from a Duke University computer science graduate student could alleviate your frustrations… Read More

  • Concept USB Drive/Battery Is At Least Clever

    Designer Wonchul Hwang has an idea: it’s a AA battery with a pop out USB connector that doubles as a flash drive and a rechargeable battery, thus allowing you to power your electronic devices and… ummm… store data on them? At the same time? At different times? Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS May Be Crippled By 3 Hour Battery Life

    The Nintendo Japan site disclosed the official specs on the 3DS, and while overall it looks good, there is one thing that might be a deal breaker for some. Apparently, it takes a whole lot of battery life to power a 3D screen, even one the size of the 3DS. Read More

  • RIM To Playbook Doubters: L8R H8R, Battery Life Is Just Fine

    Remember when some dude said that the Playbook got 2 hours of battery life on a good day? Wrong, says RIM. They released an official message to all the haters. Read More

  • Panasonic's New Electric Bike Has Big Battery, Boasts 66km Travel Range

    We’ve covered quite a few electric bikes over the years, but Panasonic’s new model, the oddly named EX BE-ENE [JP, PDF] has one feature that makes it stand out: at 12Ah, it boasts the battery with biggest capacity for an e-bike out there, according to the company. Panasonic says its version tops conventional e-bike batteries by around 20% in this area. Read More

  • Israeli Company Perfecting 59 Second EV Charge

    How do you recharge an electric vehicle in 59 seconds? Simple. You swap out the battery. Tokyo’s largest taxi company has been testing a rather surprising and innovative method of extending the range on their electric fleet: swapping out the battery. Makes sense really, if you think about it. Read More

  • Flying Green: The Possibilities And Challenges Of Electric Aircraft

    Airplanes release greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere and require enormous amounts of fuel to fly. A Boeing 747 can consume up to five gallons of fuel per mile. But what if planes could be powered by electricity? Though they won’t replace passenger airliners anytime soon, small, zero-emission, electric planes are flying today. Engineers have been pursing electric flight for decades. Read More

  • The Icon iPhone charger is real

    Our good buddy Wayne in Singapore just picked up the Icon iPhone charger at a PC fair and reports that it’s real, it works, and it’s pretty cool. Read More