You Know the Apple Watch Will Be Useless Without These Battery Bracelets

Attenshun, Apple fans! Are you going to buy an Apple Watch? Shut up. I know you are. It is superfluous if you have an iPhone but fuck it—if Tim Cook can't live without it neither can you. YOU MUST GET IT. There is only one true, big, hairy but: Battery life will suck flea-infested monkey balls. Don't worry, I'm… » 3/10/15 12:05am 3/10/15 12:05am

BioLite's NanoGrid Is a Lantern, Battery, and Flashlight All In One

This new BioLite NanoGrid functions as a hanging work light or lantern, a multi-point area light, a powerful flashlight and a portable power source for your electronics, all in a single $100 product. The ultimate camping gadget? I got my hands on a unit to find out. » 2/25/15 4:43pm 2/25/15 4:43pm

A California Power Plant Is Getting the World's Biggest Lithium Battery

The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution. » 11/24/14 11:40am 11/24/14 11:40am

Droid Turbo Is Here, But About That Battery...

If you want a Motorola smartphone in 2014, you've got choices. Lots and lots and lots of choices. On Verizon, the new Droid Turbo looks like a sure bet, and it's available starting today. But don't rush out the door and drop (at least) $200 big ones just yet. » 10/30/14 12:15pm 10/30/14 12:15pm

We Need More Fat Phones With Killer Battery Life

Your smartphone has a terrible battery life. I can say this with confidence because it is universally true. Phones today have ludicrous screens and processors that rival the supercomputers of days gone by, but they can't last a day. We need more thick-ass phones that make it through the weekend. » 10/28/14 4:47pm 10/28/14 4:47pm

Moto 360 Battery Life Test: So Far, Not As Bad As You Heard

Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week,… » 9/08/14 2:07pm 9/08/14 2:07pm

Report: iWatch Might Face Battery Life Issues

We're already well aware that no matter how great a gadget might seem, none of that means anything if it dies almost as quickly as it turns on. And according to a new report from The Information, the long-awaited iWatch's battery power is going to be "disappointing." » 9/05/14 4:42pm 9/05/14 4:42pm

What Do Smartphones Need That They Don’t Already Have?

Welcome to the first week of September, also known as crazy-insane IFA 2014 and iPhone event extravaganza. During the next 10 days we'll see new handsets, smartwatches, and other tech paraphernalia from almost every major hardware manufacturer. So now I'm wondering, where do smartphones even go from here? » 8/31/14 4:00pm 8/31/14 4:00pm

How to Take Care of Your Laptop Battery the Right Way

You probably know a few tricks for extending your laptop's battery life—whether it's dimming the screen or switching off Wi-Fi—but there are plenty of other ways you can and should look after its long-term health too. Here's how to get the most juice out of your laptop by following just a few simple rules. » 6/23/14 9:23am 6/23/14 9:23am

Google's Project Volta Fights Dying Smartphone Batteries With Science

At Google I/O today, the search-and-everything-else giant unveiled a new mobile tool to help your smartphone survive to the end of the day. Say hello to Project Volta. » 6/25/14 12:58pm 6/25/14 12:58pm

Some new iPhone 5S are having battery problems. Apple told the NY Times, "We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life." Those with crappy battery life will get a new phone. » 10/29/13 8:25pm 10/29/13 8:25pm

11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life

While your iPhone's new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, iOS 7's not without its drawbacks. Battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. » 9/28/13 11:13am 9/28/13 11:13am

The Kickass Processors That Will Power Your Next Computer

Bits and pieces of info about Intel's brand new 4th generation processors have been dripping out for months now. Good graphics, crazy battery life. Exciting stuff. Finally, though, we've got a full view of guts that'll power most of next year's computers, and they'll be available starting June 4th. The future looks… » 6/01/13 10:01am 6/01/13 10:01am

Boeing Knew About the 787 Dreamliner's Battery Problems Before It…

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was recently grounded across the world because its lithium ion batteries would self-combust in a blaze of glory (aka the batteries melt). What's interesting is that Boeing knew about all the battery problems in the 787 before any flight was grounded. » 1/29/13 11:16pm 1/29/13 11:16pm

This Is the Battery that Melted In the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

All the 787 Dreamliners—Boeing's most advanced passenger airplane ever—have been grounded because of what you can see above: a melting battery made by the Japanese company GS Yuasa Corp, integrated in the airplane at Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington. Looks pretty bad to me. » 1/18/13 6:29pm 1/18/13 6:29pm

Mac Battery Life Looks Like It's About to Get a Massive Upgrade

Battery life in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion kind of sucks. A lot. It's very very bad, and was only made a little better with the 10.8.1 update a few weeks ago. But it looks like help is on the way. » 9/14/12 12:03pm 9/14/12 12:03pm

The iPhone 5's Leaked Battery Is Bigger, Taller and Fits Perfectly…

If you're getting tired of seeing the purported guts of the iPhone 5, we feel for you. But it's like following a cookie crumb trail that might, possibly, hopefully lead us to some real semblance of information about the next iPhone. Or at least help us connect the dots. Case in point: here's the rumored iPhone 5… » 9/04/12 6:53pm 9/04/12 6:53pm

Best Battery Life: 10 Laptops That Last 7+ Hours

What good is a notebook that dies two hours after it's unplugged from the wall? Not much. We've created a list of the clamshells that ran the distance on the LAPTOP Battery Test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi). Each machine lasts (at least) to the 7-hour marker, but some systems use larger, sold-separately… » 8/23/12 10:00am 8/23/12 10:00am

"Leaked" iPhone 5 Battery Seems Really Small

9to5mac has reported images of the next iPhone's battery, and if they're to be believed, the battery's relatively small size could spell problems for battery life if the new iPhone has LTE. » 8/10/12 9:58am 8/10/12 9:58am