From cameras, laptops, power tools and essentially everything else that runs off of portable power, the batteries being used by gadgets worldwide are becoming smaller, lighter, and more flexible than ever before. Now, with a recent development and a new project beginning out of Imperial College London, automobile batteries may also be on their way [...]
Archive for February, 2010
The numbers say it all- The Japan-based company Eamex is claiming to have developed a lithium ion battery that could very well be a new standard for automobile batteries of any kind. The initial reports on them, coming from Eamex, is that they can be charged and discharged over 10,000 times, while lasting up to [...]
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest public corporation by revenue, has recently named Johnson Controls as its sole source provider of its Automotive, Marine, Powersport and Lawn and Garden battery requirements for its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Needless to say, this is a very significant and lucrative happening for Johnson Controls.
Just hours before Steve Jobs pulled the metaphorical curtain up on Apple’s highly-anticipated iPad at an event in San Francisco last week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates was filmed shaking it in a serious way at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
We are investigating this issue in conjunction with our hardware partners, which appears to be related to system firmware. We are working with our partners to determine the root cause and will update the forum with information and guidance as it becomes available -Microsoft One of the key benefits that was supposed to be brought [...]
It can be cumbersome and inconvenient to constantly carry the charger for the battery of your camera everywhere you go, especially when on vacation in remote places. As a way to avoid finding yourself with a camera that has a dead battery and no way to replenish it’s power, a new product called the Tiny [...]
Never before has so much been invested into the research and development of battery technology, and the amount of time and money being put forth toward the advancement of said technology just received yet another significant increase. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has just been awarded another $8.8 million from the President [...]
Recall: AMX Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Used with Touch Panels for Audio/Visual Systems Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
AMX of Richardson, Texas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are voluntarily recalling rechargeable batteries sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels. The recall was announced after discovering the battery pack can overheat and rupture, as reported by the CPSC. This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. [...]