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Experimental battery uses bacteria to charge and recharge

Experimental battery uses bacteria to charge and recharge A group of researchers from The Netherlands has devised a new biological battery that charges and discharges with the aid of bacteria.They’ve tested this system on the small scale and managed 15 charge cycles in a row.

Anker’s new battery can charge your phone, Tesla Model S, or phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range

Anker’s new battery can charge your phone, Tesla Model S, or phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range If you own a modern smartphone, chances are you’ve run short of battery power at least occasionally and had to scrabble for an outlet at an inconvenient time.The practical use cases for the Anker, zombie apocalypse jokes notwithstanding, are situations where you need significant portable power for limited periods of time.

Best Buy and Amazon to sell hoverboards they promise won’t explode

In the real 2015, we got hoverboards that don’t float, but are actually self-balancing scooters.Starting soon, Best Buy will stock hoverboards for the first time, and Amazon will sell one again.

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone It turns out there’s a method to all this madness — but first we have to explain how USB power actually works.There are now four USB specifications — USB 1.

Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war

Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war The concept of self-destructing technology takes the inherent consumption at the heart of consumer electronics and brings it to the forefront.There’s something many people find almost distasteful about tech that’s designed to destroy itself — even if the timeline for that destruction is longer than the device could realistically last.

Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X

Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X Right now, the longest-range Tesla Model S or X you can purchase has a 90kWh battery inside it, but that could be about to change.RDW, the company that certifies Tesla vehicles for sale within the EU, recently published listings for new Tesla variants including a 100D and 100X — and that would be in line with Tesla’s current product line-up and nomenclature.

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.