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Batteries that last twice as long coming to smartphones next year

Batteries that last twice as long coming to smartphones next year That could all change next year thanks to a company called SolidEnergy.Those of you who can’t wait for a phone with a longer-lasting battery, check this out: a SolidEnergy battery the size of the one in an iPhone 6S would power it for twice as long.

These three fungi could one day help recycle your phone battery

These three fungi could one day help recycle your phone battery This has been observed for some time, and it’s one of the main reasons that fungi are used all over society to extract metals from things like industrial fly ash, or runoff from processing plants.Now, logically enough, this approach is coming to battery recycling.

Why are we still using lame lithium-ion batteries after so many promising alternatives?

Why are we still using lame lithium-ion batteries after so many promising alternatives? There are lithium-air batteries, aluminum-graphite batteries, and even bacterial batteries.Most battery technologies fade away before they reach the point any of us will benefit from them.

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall Those who have already purchased the Note 7 up to this point should work on getting it exchanged or refunded.According to Samsung, it has received 30-40 reports of Note 7 devices catching fire while charging.

Almost everyone is still using their recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s despite risk of fire

Almost everyone is still using their recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s despite risk of fire There are almost as many Note 7 devices in use now as there were when the recall began.The Note 7 was launched last month in the US to very positive reviews.

Samsung used internal lab to test Note 7 battery instead of third-party

Samsung used internal lab to test Note 7 battery instead of third-party A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals Samsung used an internal lab to test the battery in the Note 7, which sets it apart from all other smartphone makers, which use independent third-party labs for such testing.There’s no guarantee that Samsung’s use of an internal testing lab has anything to do with the Note 7 defect, but it is very unusual.

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4 Features like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge mean you can get a substantial power boost with just a little time on the charger.Past versions of Qualcomm Quick Charge have been based on its own standard, which is somewhat at odds with the USB specification.

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires But manufacturing technology company Instrumental has gotten its hands on a Note 7 to do a detailed third-party analysis.The Note 7 was getting universally excellent reviews several months ago as it hit the market.

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure First was “touch disease,” which Apple refused to acknowledge for ages, and now there’s the unexpected shutdown issue.Reports of battery issues with the iPhone 6s started popping up in recent months, but these aren’t the same sort of issues Samsung saw with the Note 7.

Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Note 7 to completely kill its battery

Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Note 7 to completely kill its battery It may be hard to believe, but there are still people using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, even after months of Samsung and carriers doing everything possible to get them back.The Note 7 was officially cancelled a few months ago following repeated battery fires, which persisted after a recall that swapped out the batteries.

All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices

All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices It’s the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US.When Samsung announced the update originally, Verizon issued a defiant statement about its refusal to brick the remaining Note 7s on its network.

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained This is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with.The Nexus 6P was Google’s flagship phone last year, and is by far the more common device to suffer these symptoms.

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires Ever since Samsung recalled, reissued, and double-recalled the Galaxy Note 7, there’s been curiosity and contention over what, exactly, killed the phone.When the Galaxy Note 7 launched, Samsung was dual-sourcing its batteries.

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire The reason for the additional recall is the same as most battery recalls: they could overheat and catch fire.The recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold between March 2013 through October 2016 in the U.

HP Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries, Here's How to Check Yours

HP Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries, Here's How to Check Yours The affected models include the HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavillion laptops sold between March 2013 and October 2016.To check if your laptop’s battery is recalled, head to HP’s recall site and follow the instructions.

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire For months, I’d been hearing bizarre iPhone battery tales from friends, co-workers and family members.They include battery-percentage free falls, where you can watch your battery life drain from, say, 30% to zero in the space of a few minutes or suddenly shut down with 20-30% battery life remaining.

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire The hottest smartphone story of 2016 — quite literally — was the Galaxy Note 7.Now, as though it was the punchline to an unfunny cosmic joke, the factory that produced the faulty batteries that caused the Galaxy Note 7 fires has also burst into flames.

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Have Never Been Cheaper

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Have Never Been Cheaper Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much?This 8-pack of AAs is on sale for $16 on Amazon today, the best price we’ve ever seen.

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Are Back Down To Their Lowest Price

Your Favorite Rechargeable Batteries Are Back Down To Their Lowest Price Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much?This 8-pack of AAs is back on sale for $16 on Amazon today, the best price we’ve ever seen.