Nissan wants to sell its battery stake
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She's electric

Nissan Motors  is in talks with Panasonic and others over its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture, sources said.

Researchers take the battery out of mobile
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Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform

A team of boffins working for the University of Washington's Sensor Lab have worked out a way of taking the battery out of mobile devices and keeping them powered by radio waves.

Toshiba has major battery recall
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91,000 units faulty

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall for battery packs in Toshiba laptops sold between June 2011 and January 2016.

Nagra charges $720 for $32 battery
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You get what you pay for

Swiss outfit Nagra has been caught charging $720 to replace a battery in its Nagra VI–an 8-channel digital recorder.

Android Wear getting battery boost
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Android 6.0 gets Doze power

Android Wear watches have a rather modest battery life of one to two days. The upcoming Android Wear 6.0 might change that, as it includes Doze power management.

Researchers develop a lithium-ion battery which does not explode
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Switches itself off if it gets too hot

Researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs having designed a lithium-ion battery which can shut itself down if it gets too hot or might make a Dell off a bang (pictured).

Samsung wants huge sales in batteries
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Juicing up the bottom line

Samsung has just built a battery plant in China as part of its cunning plan to add a billion onto its sales figures to make up for falling smartphone sales.

Eggs make Eggceptional batteries
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You must be yoking

MIT has shelled out research on egg-like aluminum nanoparticles which they think is eggsactly what the doctor ordered for longer battery life.

Batteriser falls flat
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800 per cent claims questioned

An outfit which claims its Batteriser product can battery life by up to 800 per cent has been taking a hammering on the tech blogs.

Chrome starts saving batteries
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Saving the universe from Flash

Google's latest beta feature on Chrome has come up with a method of killing off battery draining flash heavy sites.