New Laptop Batteries to Last 8 Times Longer Than Current Crop

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Researchers at Hanyang University in South Korea have developed new Lithium batteries that can last a whopping eight times longer than today's models. They've achieved this by using cathode materials in the batteries, replacing less-efficient graphite with more-efficient silicon. It's all very scientific, I'm sure, but it all boils down to this: you'll be able to watch more movies on your laptop on an airplane before your computer dies and you get stuck reading a book. Everybody wins! [Far East Gizmos]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Sounds dandy. In the meantime, a second battery that I can swap quickly will probably be the cheaper alternative whenever this drops (thankfully, my laptop restarts back to where it was rather quickly when batteries are swapped).