Over the past year, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet has become one of the top tablets for Android users. Today, the company recalled the devices, saying they’re prone to, uh, no easy way to say this, exploding into flames.
A team of researchers in Singapore have developed a next generation lithium-ion battery that can recharge a battery to 70-percent in just two minutes. That means it would charge an entire electric car in just 15 minutes. And here's the kicker: it lasts over 20 years.
Lithium ion batteries are wonderful things, but they're unfortunately given to short circuiting and bursting into flames every now and then. It's extraordinarily rare, but it happens. A Stanford research team thinks they've solved this little big problem by building an early warning system into an existing battery.…
Li-Ion batteries were a massive technological step forward from NiMH cells but were not without faults of their own—like their tendency to explode. A new Lithium-Imide technology from Leyden Energy, however, send Lithium-Ion the way of NiMH.
A new patent unearthed by Apple Insider titled "Increasing Energy Density in Rechargeable Lithium Battery Cells" shows that Apple's got its sites set on your iProduct's longevity:
Inside almost every gadget lurks a ticking time bomb. In two years, or maybe three or four, it will die, rendering your gadget useless. Possibly permanently. So, what are these awful little bastards? They're called batteries.
Battery "breakthroughs" are a dime a dozen, so excuse me for sounding a bit jaded here. But a battery that can charge in seconds? Without fatigue? If this wasn't published in Nature, I'd probably laugh.
Thanks to nanotechnology, an assistant professor at Stanford University has come up with a breakthrough in the longevity of Lithium-Ion batteries. As well as being able to power your laptop for up to 20 hours—10 times more than current levels—Yi Cui thinks that his design could also work on iPods and other handheld…
As overreacting authorities busy themselves confiscating containers of deadly shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and hemorrhoid cream from nervous fliers, an even greater danger lies right under their noses: what about laptop batteries? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission cites 339 instances of lithium and…