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Gigabyte makes 975g X11 official, claims 'world's lightest' 11.6-inch notebook

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Well hello there again, Gigabyte X11. Hot on the heels of yesterday's leak, Gigabyte's just made its X11 laptop (or is that Ultrabook?) official. At 975g (34.4oz) it claims the title of "world's lightest" 11.6-inch notebook. Design-wise, you're looking at an 16.5mm (0.65-inch) to 3 mm (0.19-inch) thin Macbook...
Gigabyte makes 975g X11 official, claims 'world's lightest' 11.6-inch notebook

Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red to launch exclusively with AT&T on June 14, pre-orders open tomorrow

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AT&T revealed today that it has exclusive rights to stock the new Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red, a new color variant announced earlier today when the smartphone passed 10 million global sales. The device will be available to buy both in-store and online from June 14, although pre-orders are...
Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red to launch exclusively with AT&T on June 14, pre-orders open tomorrow

Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

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Lithium-air batteries have the potential to be the next big leap in battery tech because they get rid of a lot of the weight and complexity involved with standard batteries. That's because, instead of having all the battery components stored inside the battery itself, lithium-air batteries use oxygen in the...
Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Tab 3, a low-end 7-inch Android tablet aimed at the Nexus 7 and iPad mini

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Samsung continues to expand its range of Android-based tablets with the newly unveiled Galaxy Tab 3, a 7-inch slate designed to compete almost directly with the Nexus 7 and iPad mini. It’s powered by an unknown 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and 1GB...
Samsung reveals the Galaxy Tab 3, a low-end 7-inch Android tablet aimed at the Nexus 7 and iPad mini

MTV and Swipe Telecom launch the Volt in India, a 6-inch smartphone with pre-installed TV player

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MTV has partnered with mobile handset maker Swipe Telecom to release its first co-branded smartphone called the MTV Volt in India. As spotted by Next Big What, the 6-inch device runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and has both a front and rear-facing camera at 1.3 and 8 megapixels respectively. Along...
MTV and Swipe Telecom launch the Volt in India, a 6-inch smartphone with pre-installed TV player

U.S. Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries

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Packages will continue to be delivered six days a week after the August cut-off date. The USPS says plan will save $2 billion. The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it is to drop Saturday deliveries in order to trim costs. Deliveries of parcels and packages will, however, continue...
U.S. Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries

Samsung lifts the lid on the Galaxy Win

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Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Win today, a new Android smartphone featuring a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 4.7-inch display. While it looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Win is most certainly a mid-range device, sporting a WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a Li-ion 2,000 mAH...
Samsung lifts the lid on the Galaxy Win

Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for Xbox 360 now shipping

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Companies are no strangers to superlatives where new kit is concerned and Mad Catz is definitely no exception. With the release of its newest flagship, the Tritton Warhead 7.1, the outfit's claiming a novelty in the Xbox 360 space, labeling these cans as the "first... to deliver two-way communication"...
Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for Xbox 360 now shipping
IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery

F.A.A. Gives Boeing The Go-Ahead For Dreamliner Test Flight

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The airline manufacturer will be able to check the in-air battery performance a month after the grounding of all 787s worldwide. Boeing has been given the thumbs-up by the F.A.A. to start in-flight testing of its Li-Ion batteries on its 787 aircraft. The news is a fillip for the...
F.A.A. Gives Boeing The Go-Ahead For Dreamliner Test Flight
Motorola Atrix HD unveiled: 4.5-inch display, Ice Cream Sandwich and more

Acer quietly outs $300 boosted C7 Chromebook

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Acer has quietly rolled out a second version of its C7 Chromebook, a $299.99 premium model that boosts the specification and almost doubles the notebook’s runtime. The Acer C710-2605 keeps the 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and 1.1GHz dualcore Celeron processor of the $200 C7 we reviewed last month, but doubles...
Acer quietly outs $300 boosted C7 Chromebook

TELUS opens pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 ahead of its official launch in Canada on May 3

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Canadian mobile network operator TELUS has opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 today, confirming that consumers will receive the device on April 27 before it hits store shelves on May 3. Signing up to a contract isn’t particularly cheap though. Samsung’s new flagship Android device will cost $199 on...
TELUS opens pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 ahead of its official launch in Canada on May 3

AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4, $639 upfront or $199.99 on a two-year contract

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The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available to pre-order on the AT&T website, both in the White Frost and Black Mist color schemes for $199.99 on a two-year contract. A SIM-free version will set consumers back a hefty $639, however. AT&T has yet to make an...
AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4, $639 upfront or $199.99 on a two-year contract

FAA Gives Thumbs-Up To Boeing On Dreamliner Battery Modifications

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Better insulation and more stringent testing are the answers, says the firm. Boeing's proposed changes to its Li-ion batteries in its Dreamliner fleet have met with tentative FAA approval. The airline manufacturer had flown into hot water earlier this year after several incidents, some on the ground and some...
FAA Gives Thumbs-Up To Boeing On Dreamliner Battery Modifications

RT @bgivnin: @mbgeek Li-ion batteries don't need conditioning like nickel based ones do. http://www.apple.com/batteries

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RT @bgivnin: @mbgeek Li-ion batteries don't need conditioning like nickel based ones do. http://www.apple.com/batteries

Texas Instruments brings fast charging, extended life to Li-ion batteries

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Yesterday Texas Instruments introduced a couple of new chipsets (fuel gauge an charger ICs) designed to improve the charging speed and life expectancy of single-cell Li-ion batteries. The technology, called MaxLife, is expected to provide an improvement of up to 30 percent in battery service life and faster charging...
Texas Instruments brings fast charging, extended life to Li-ion batteries

Scientists use nanotechnology to harvest electricity from temperature fluctuations

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So far your footsteps, breath and nervous energy have all been tapped to charge up batteries, and now researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have pulled it off using thermal changes. They did it with so-called pyroelectric nanogenerators, which use polarization changes to harvest heat energy from...
Scientists use nanotechnology to harvest electricity from temperature fluctuations

Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

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A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit inside a “credit-card thin”...
Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

Korean breakthrough points to quick-charge Li-ion batteries

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South Korean scientists claim to have found a way to greatly reduce electric car charging times from hours to minutes. The researchers have altered the geometry and physics of a lithium-ion battery to allow the cell to charge evenly throughout the battery, rather than charging from the terminals inward during...
Korean breakthrough points to quick-charge Li-ion batteries
Newly-discovered lithium reserve could satisfy US demand for hundreds of years
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