With each release of the newest smartphones, consumers are paying significantly more attention to the battery life that accompanies them. The realization that its capabilities are irrelevant if they can’t keep it charged has consumers taking second and third looks at the performance specs of the batteries found in iPhones, Droids, Blackberrys and the rest.
Category: Batteries Exposed
When buzz started being generated throughout online communities that Windows 7 may be causing premature battery degradation(causing batteries to die quicker than they should), Microsoft took the bull by the horns and began investigating. A spokesman from Microsoft stated at the time that it could possibly be a problem in communication between the BIOS and [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries for Cordless Phones Units: About 1,400
Today’s smartphones, essentially every single one of them, need every bit of help they can get as far as improving their battery life is concerned. Blackberry’s smartphone models are no exception, which is why a new software called PowerControl is garnering the interest of Blackberry owners far and wide.
Do you have one of these in your first-aid kit? The source of this photo is a Flickr user by the name of Anticitizen. Upon finding that the battery cover of his Droid was loose(he’s not the first to have this issue), Anticitizen took it to a nearby Verizon store in search of a remedy. [...]
A recent article on Yahoo caused a bit of stir with its point of view that the PS3 remote control battery configuration makes the PS3 a questionable christmas gift. The article, A Grinch’s Gift Guide, cited the hefty price tag of a replacement remote will cause headaches once the remote’s battery runs dry- “It’s all [...]
Citing rare instances of failing batteries posing the risk of overheating or fire, Packard Bell has recalled the batteries found in some of it’s EasyNote notebook computers. The models affected by Packard Bell’s recall are it’s MX36, MX37, MX51, and MX52 notebooks which were sold mostly throughout Europe and manufactured by a third party in [...]
Nobody likes dealing with the consequences that come with having a battery run dry on you, especially when you’re launching a valuable rocket into orbit and relying on a battery-powered GPS for it’s recovery. Such is the case for the New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab, whose 2kg payload and flight computer from a rocket [...]