There's a Smartphone Battery that Can Recharge Itself in 10 Minutes

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On display at Japan's CEATEC tradeshow is a new technology developed by NTT Docomo and NEC that can fully charge a lithium ion battery in 10 minutes.

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According to Engadget, the battery currently lives in an external pack, as opposed to the phone itself, but when empty, its 6 amp AC gets to work in a hurry (most smartphone chargers only pull ~0.5 amps. Few other details, such as full specs or availability, are scant. But seriously, why does Japan always get the cool shit first? [Engadget]

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m4ximusprim3
m4ximusprim3

They get cool shit because they're goddamn geniuses and invent it, and also they're willing to pay for it.

We're fat and stupid and poor, so we get the trickle down.