You never know what you’ll find next at Yanko… Designers Yeon Kyeong Hwang & Mieong Ho Kang are working on a concept for a AA battery that would be powered by a completely renewable energy source- You. The concept behind the wind-up AA batteries isn’t all that different from the old wind-up toys you used [...]
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When Tim Cook/Steve Jobs recently confirmed that Apple is indeed working on an iPad 2, speculation regarding how they would improve on the groundbreaking iPad was rampant. One of the main things prospective iPad 2 owners want to know is whether or not the same impressive battery life enjoyed by its predecessor will accompany the [...]
AMD, the California-based tech giant that has emerged as one of the world’s leading developers of computer processors, is set to display its new Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Units) this week in Las Vegas at CES 2011. The Fusion chip is being touted as an industry game-changer and, aside from various other major benefits, is [...]
Being that The Battery Times is sponsored by one of the world’s largest online websites featuring cell phone batteries, anything that’s cellular phone related is of great interest to us. This particular mini-documentary by AT&T, however, should be of interest to anyone and everyone that owns a cell phone.
This could end up both solving AND causing a lot of problems….. The Electronic Spy Camera T-shirt recently featured on ThinkGeek.com will definitely generate some interest. This snazzy-looking shirt comes with a built-in spy camera that’s controlled by a small black box that fits in your pocket. And while it does seem like this could [...]
Where o’ where would the world be without coffee? Coffee is used by millions, if not billions of people everyday to help get things moving. And with an ever-increasing awareness of the need for products that can qualify as ‘sustainable’, the properties that make coffee such a desirable beverage are being used in other applications. [...]
It may charge your iPhone, but it has the appearance of something that would be on one of your vintage film posters tucked away somewhere in the attic. Baring resemblance to something straight out of an old horror film, this aesthetically disturbing iPhone battery charger was created by the Japanese designer Mio I-zawa. According to [...]
When fire is lacking, the lithium ion battery-powered pot by designer Michal Podobyck looks like a very viable alternative.
A little wax and soap can help build electrodes for cheaper lithium ion batteries, according to a study in August 11 issue of Nano Letters. The one-step method will allow battery developers to explore lower-priced alternatives to the lithium ion-metal oxide batteries currently on the market. “Paraffin provides a medium in which to grow good [...]
Understanding all of the different battery chemistries that exist and what the pros and cons are of each can be a daunting task for many. In regards to laptop batteries, however, there are two that everyone should become familiar with as they are far and away the most commonly used by laptop manufacturers: Nickel Metal [...]