Ready for electric cars
Toyota is in production engineering for a solid state battery, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today's lithium-ion batteries.
Researchers from the University of Washington are working on a technique which will make batteries a thing of the past for mobile phones.
Samsung has launched a 5,100mAh battery pack for the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Which? calls them out
Consumer outfit Which? claims that manufacturers are not telling the truth when it comes to claims about battery life.
We wonder why?
Samsung has learnt a lot from its incredible flaming battery fiasco, but it seems it is not having much luck in teaching the industry to learn from its mistakes.
Like a Li-on in Zion
A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed solid-state battery cells that could last three times longer.
Packing 12,800mAh of capacity
Razer said its new product that is actually an external battery unit, called the Razer Power Bank, not only has plenty of USB ports but packs 12,800mAh battery capacity.
Cue the jokes
The Tame Apple Press is full of stories claiming that Samsung’s battery factory in Northern China has just caught fire.
Smash iPhone in case of fire
A team of boffins from Stanford University have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a lithium-ion battery which has its own built-in fire extinguisher.