What Are Capacitors and Will They Really Charge Your Phone in Seconds?

Your phone died. Again. In these scenarios, who among us has not dreamed the dream of a future where our devices charge instantly and last forever. As capacitors—or even more exciting, ultracapacitors—get better and better at storing energy, they could replace batteries and realize at least one half of that dream. » 2/02/15 12:04pm 2/02/15 12:04pm

How Graphene Could Transform the Gadgets of the Future

Graphene doesn't need any introduction: it's the super material to beat 'em all. But this beautiful video demonstrates how it could transform the future of the gadgets you use everyday. » 2/19/13 7:55am 2/19/13 7:55am

Never Have That Sinking Feeling Again Once You're Packing Mintronics'…

Some people (hello, hypochondriacs!) feel safer carrying around a first aid kit. Others—like many of you reading this right now—can only feel truly prepared if they're packing a few resistors, transistors and capacitors. Me, it's a miniUSB cable. » 1/20/11 5:00am 1/20/11 5:00am

Real Wireless Charging Will Arrive by 2012, Fujitsu Claims

We've seen wireless chargers over the years, but like PowerMat's Portable 2x model, batteries for the dock and swappable-batteries for the actual gadgets are still required. Fujitsu's looking beyond all that, with their "magnetic resonance" technology. No wires! No batteries! » 9/13/10 12:10pm 9/13/10 12:10pm