New invention brings batteries back from the dead

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company misled customers for years as “conspiracy theorists” claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to force people to upgrade. While Apple

Senate letter to Apple questions iPhone battery slowdown

The chairman of a Senate committee overseeing business issues asked Apple to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The California-based company apologized over the issue on Dec. 28, cut battery replacement costs and

Apple Store evacuated after iPhone battery overheats

An overheated iPhone battery injured a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and prompted the evacuation of around 50 people from the shop on Tuesday due to smoke, Swiss police said. Zurich police said the incident occurred as the repair worker was removing the battery, which overheated and

Tesla builds world’s biggest lithium ion battery

MELBOURNE – Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt

Tesla builds world’s biggest lithium ion battery

MELBOURNE – Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt

EastEnders fans fear for Stacey Fowler over DANGEROUS error

Only recently on EastEnders, pregnant Stacey Fowler – played by Lacey Turner – has been under tremendous stress. After partner Martin Fowler was arrested, the feisty character was left devastated after Bex found Arthur's lifeless body collapsed upstairs. After thinking he could have Brugada syndrome – after his father Kush Kazemi and grandmother Carmel Kazemi were diagnosed with

New material promises batteries that charge in seconds

Despite often annoying us with shorter-than-ideal lifespans and the occasional explosion, modern rechargeable batteries are actually quite remarkable, especially when you consider the power they’re able to hold in very small footprints. That said, they could always be better and while capacity is always a hot topic for those building

This smartphone doesn’t need a battery

Despite remarkable advancements in smartphone technology in recent years, poor battery life remains one of the most unavoidable frustrations for modern devices. Manufacturers have attempted to solve the issue with large, lithium-ion batteries and adaptive fast charging, but this has only offered mild success. In an attempt to deliver a long-term solution,