Lithium battery prices set to rise
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Short supply

The prices of Lithium batteries are set to rise because of a production shortage which could result in a general electronics price hike.

Samsung sees 60 per cent of Note 7 phones returned
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In South Korea and the United States

Samsung says that it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States.

Niki warns you about  Galaxy Note 7 phones
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Forbidden to use on this flight

One of the many flights that I took this year was slightly different. The flight attendant made an announcement that it is forbidden to use Galaxy Note 7 onboard on Niki airlines – a subsidiary of Air Berlin. 

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus battery sizes confirmed
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Slight upgrade compared to the last generation

While Apple was not keen to reveal any precise specifications regarding its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, a listing on TENAA confirms the battery size in both of these smartphones and a couple of first reviews do confirm  longer battery life.

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).