battery technology

battery technology

Department of Energy kicks off five-year, $120 million battery research program

Apple Files Patents for Battery Pouch & Heat Removal System

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On January 03, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two component patent applications from Apple that generally relate to battery technology and a new heat removal system designed for small form factor portable devices through to MacBooks....
Apple Files Patents for Battery Pouch & Heat Removal System
4 charts that show the slow but steady progress of electric cars
This new microbattery is interesting, but not as good as the hype

"Hard Tech"

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"Hard Tech": Googler Jed Christiansen takes issue with my previous post about battery life. As he writes: MG comes across as an Silicon-Valley-centric arrogant jerk saying that “battery technology is really ripe for disruption.”  It implies that all he needs to do is call attention to this problem, and two...
"Hard Tech"

Next MacBook Air Update to Focus on Retina Displays Too?

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With long-running rumors of ultra high-resolution "Retina" displays for Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro receiving a significant boost with reports from several sources surfacing yesterday and similar upgrades now being rumored for the iMac, fans of the MacBook Air have been awaiting word on when they might expect Apple's smallest Mac...
Next MacBook Air Update to Focus on Retina Displays Too?
Solving the energy storage problem, Liquid Metal Battery Corp raises $15M with support from Bill Gates

New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

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Lithium batteries very frequently power our gadgets, but the material itself isn't common and, by extension, isn't cheap. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science aim to solve that through sodium-ion batteries using a new electrode material. By mixing together oxides of iron, manganese and sodium, Shinichi Komaba and...
New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

Letters: Electric cars and the growing fuel crisis

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I don't agree with the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover's negative comments on government subsidies for electric vehicles (Report, 6 March). We have had two of the first mass market EVs (Renault Fluence) since last year. The subsidies and Transport for London's funding for 50% of our vehicle charge point...
Letters: Electric cars and the growing fuel crisis
How battery improvements will revolutionize the design of the electric car

12 Gadgets We're Lusting Over Right Now

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The thrill of the new is an inherent part of why gadgets appeal to us. There are some awesome gadgets coming down the pike that promise to make our lives easier, better, and more fun. Sometimes dreaming of what we can do with them is as much fun as actually...
12 Gadgets We're Lusting Over Right Now

How sensors and analytics can boost battery life

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While commercial scale battery manufacturing might be struggling in the U.S., innovation is actually alive and well here, and turns out new battery technology is not always about new chemicals or separators or architecture. Sometimes good ol’ information technology can help out, too. GE, Ford and the University of Michigan...
How sensors and analytics can boost battery life
Frog Rana 2 electric motorcycle concept includes augmented reality and swappable batteries
Lit Motors Will Shake Up The Electric Vehicle Market With Its Two-Wheeled, Untippable C-1
The Electric Car Is Dead All Over Again

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)
Tesla's Supercharger Announcement Could Be Its Most Important One Yet
The 7 deadly sins of software development
Apple also working on MacBook Airs and iMacs with Retina Displays
A battery breakthrough that could bring electric cars to the masses
Why robots continue to disappoint
Why the lithium air battery is over hyped

BAE details 'structural battery'

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Torches, drones and an electric Le Mans car are being used by BAE as test-beds for structural battery technology....
BAE details 'structural battery'

New lithium-ion battery design that's 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech, "It's a new enabling technology... it breaks the normal paradigms of energy...
New lithium-ion battery design that's 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster
New electrode material could lead to powerful rechargeable sodium batteries

Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security

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© 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com According to former CIA director James Woolsey, the utility companies don’t want to think about issues like data security, so it’s up to the people working on smart grid technologies to do that. Right now, he said, they’re more concerned with adding fun new features,...
Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security

Will your body be the battery of the future?

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The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of energy. This equates to around 2000 kcal of food energy, which is why your recommended daily intake of calories is around 2000 kcal. Over periods of a few minutes (or a few hours in the case of trained athletes), we...
Will your body be the battery of the future?

New code in iOS 5.1 shows that Apple may enable FaceTime over 4G

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A new report from iDownloadblog shows various code strings that indicate Apple is planning on offering its FaceTime voice chat over cellular connections as well as WiFi. The strings refer to ’4G on FaceTime’, and display error messages surrounding the use of FaceTime on cellular networks. The code strings are new to iOS 5.1...
New code in iOS 5.1 shows that Apple may enable FaceTime over 4G

Patent Troll Sues Amazon, Mobile Industry Over Battery Charger

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A Texas shell company is claiming that battery technology in devices like the Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus infringes its patent. In three lawsuits filed this week, Unifi Scientific Batteries claims that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) and a group of phone and tablet...
Patent Troll Sues Amazon, Mobile Industry Over Battery Charger

Power

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My single biggest takeaway from SXSW was all the talk about battery life. Every single person. All the time. People changing plans because they needed to recharge their phones. People walking around with chargers. People who were chargers. Mophies galore. People uninstalling apps that would drain power. People putting phones...
Power
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