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Mophie's juice pack air lets users squeeze eight more hours out of an iPhone 5

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iDevice accessory maker mophie's new juice pack air battery case for the iPhone 5 is now available for order, allowing iPhone 5 users to pump extra life into their devices' batteries....
Mophie's juice pack air lets users squeeze eight more hours out of an iPhone 5

The Networked Future of Batteries

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More batteries are coming to your life -- and they're going to have to get a whole lot smarter....
The Networked Future of Batteries
Apple reportedly continuing talks with Sharp over IGZO display panels for iOS devices
Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use

Purported mini iPad displays and more batteries spotted [Gallery]

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Smartphone parts supplier ETrade Supply just posted alleged leaked OEM parts of the iPad Mini’s nearly 8-inch LCD screen and 4490mAh battery. Apple’s much-discussed iPad mini is set to unveil at the company’s media event next Tuesday, and today’s parts pictures possibly give confirm earlier reports and give a sneak peak...
Purported mini iPad displays and more batteries spotted [Gallery]
Tests show Mountain Lion may indeed degrade battery life

A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

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Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also announced the sale of its main business units to rival Johnson Controls in a deal pegged at $125 million...
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy
Introducing the Android for grid batteries: GELI

iOS 6.0.2 suspected of draining batteries

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The iOS 6.0.2 update released earlier this week may have cured some people's Wi-Fi woes, but others now claim it's reducing their battery life too. First reported by TidBITS' Adam Engst and supported by a number of posters in Apple's Support Communities, some (but seemingly not all) iPhone users...
iOS 6.0.2 suspected of draining batteries
Review: Mophie Powerstation Duo charger, a must have for mobile iOS device users

Engadget's back to school guide 2012: accessories

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. Today, we've got a slew of accessories -- and you can head...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: accessories
Hands on with Microsoft's new tablet-oriented keyboard and mouse

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

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There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may have ticked all the right checkboxes with its latest discovery, however. Its use of porous, flexible silicon nanowires for the anodes in a lithium-ion battery delivers the high capacity, fast recharging and...
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium

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The familiar button battery has been workhorse of small electronics but has become the limiting factor for many design points in these devices. One company, Imprint Energy, has assembled the total assault package which might sound its death knell, a rechargeable and flexible, printed battery....
Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium

Active noise canceling headphones from Monoprice: The best deal you'll find today

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In the world of active noise canceling (ANC) headphones, Bose tends to be the weapon of choice. The company has made quite a name for itself with the QuietComfort series, and for good reason — Most ANC headphones tend to be bulky, devoid of good sound and generally very expensive....
Active noise canceling headphones from Monoprice: The best deal you'll find today

Apple Is Officially Selling Refurbished Products On eBay (EBAY, AAPL)

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Apple is selling officially refurbished products through eBay, reports 9to5Mac. In typical Apple fashion, it began secretly and mysteriously, with all products offering a one-year warranty, new batteries, and new packaging. You know, exactly the treatment Apple gives its own refurbished devices. The theory was that Apple was experimenting with...
Apple Is Officially Selling Refurbished Products On eBay (EBAY, AAPL)

The Smartphone Is Here To Stay Because Wearable Technology Isn't Powerful Enough (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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With companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung all reportedly working on smartwatches and other wearable technologies, some people have said that it marks the end of the smartphone. But smartphones are going to be around for quite a while, Synapse VP of Technology Skooks Pong tells Business Insider. Synapse...
The Smartphone Is Here To Stay Because Wearable Technology Isn't Powerful Enough (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

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Marking the first anniversary of the AR.Drone 2.0 since last CES, Parrot has announced that it'll be offering an optional GPS flight recorder module as well as a bigger battery at some point this year. The former dongle simply plugs into the flying vehicle via the USB port, and...
Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

Nvidia jumps into gaming devices with Tegra 4-powered "Project Shield" handheld

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Nvidia has taken the wraps off “Project Shield”, a handheld gaming device powered by its new Tegra 4 processor capable of powering 4K video. The device will be the first Tegra 4 device with 38 watt hours of gameplay batteries for up to 24 hours of high definition video. Nvidia...
Nvidia jumps into gaming devices with Tegra 4-powered "Project Shield" handheld

Changes Afoot for Smartphone Batteries

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While mobile phones are becoming ever smarter, the batteries that power them aren't. New technologies to be unveiled next week could take some of the stress out of recharging....
Changes Afoot for Smartphone Batteries
Panasonic develops emergency flashlight that can be powered by (almost) any battery
Android Is Fading Into The Background--And That's A Good Thing

Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

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The Starfleet logo hovered above England. Star Trek Into Darkness is coming to movie theaters soon, and to build up buzz--literally--the studio flew 30 quadrocopter drones, each equipped with bright LED lights, in a formation over nighttime London. The 308-foot pattern the drones formed was, of course, the globally-recognizable...
Video: Quadrocopter Drones Create Star Trek Formation Over London

Rumor claims battery production problems with next iPhone

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One Apple supplier is having serious problems providing batteries for the next iPhone, according to a Sina.com report quoted by Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. The site is claiming that only 30 percent of the batteries produced by the supplier are meeting Apple standards. While the unnamed firm is...
Rumor claims battery production problems with next iPhone

Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

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The Web giant says the allegations that it's Google Now iOS app drinks down battery juice are "incorrect." [Read more]...
Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

Nikon recalls battery packs sold with D800 and D7000 DSLRs due to burn hazard

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Some important news for anyone who bought a Nikon D800 or D7000 DSLR during the few months they've been available. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that the battery packs sold with the cameras are part of a voluntary recall due to a potential...
Nikon recalls battery packs sold with D800 and D7000 DSLRs due to burn hazard
Ad-supported apps leave smartphones in high-power states, drain batteries

New Chrome Stable release improves battery life and website permission control

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Googler Ami Fischman, a self-dubbed “Watt Wrangler”, just announced a new battery-saving Chrome Stable release. “We recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows,” wrote Fischman on the official Google Chrome blog. “Dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer’s CPU, so using GPU-accelerated video decoding while watching...
New Chrome Stable release improves battery life and website permission control
BlackBerry Z10 'Smart Cover,' Bluetooth speaker, and auxiliary battery charger revealed

Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)

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How will Motorola beat Samsung in the Android phone market? By gutting its staff and focusing on just a few phones. Google announced its big plan for turning Motorola around in the New York Times today. It sounds much like what Steve Jobs did when he took over Apple. Focus...
Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)
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