FACT: “96 percent of American homes have at least one smoke alarm, 19 percent of those detectors are not working, mostly due to missing or dead batteries.” Firefighters across the United States are making an extra effort this week (if that’s even possible) to make sure their communities are adequately prepared to prevent home fires [...]
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“Every year, we see fire-related injuries that might have been prevented if the victims received fire safety tips, installed functioning smoke alarms or practiced an escape plan. Our first line of protection is educating the community.” -Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford With National Fire Prevention Week officially kicking off yesterday, firefighters around the country are [...]
With RIM eagerly prepping for a first quarter release of the new BlackBerry PlayBook (many expect it to ship the U.S. beginning in March), many are wondering aloud if RIM’s battery life will be comparable to the 10-hr battery life of it’s main competitor, Apple’s uber-popular iPad. To that query, senior product lead Ryan Bidan [...]
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 [...]
“Different strokes for different folks” That timeless saying is quite honestly the best way to sum up the millions of different ways and reasons that people use their laptops. And while a continued advance in laptop power management allows users to customize and extend their machine’s battery life better than ever before, there’s still a [...]
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.
“I for one charge my phone every day and am still amazed how short its power lasts. Quite often I run out of juice in the middle of the day, for these moments I came up with the Ifan. An hardware App in the shape of a soft rubber skin with the energy wind fan [...]
The longstanding knock on solar energy, and it’s a significant one, is that it can’t be stored and essentially needs to be instantly used or lost forever. According to M.I.T., that may be about to change.
Let’s see a show of hands- Who loves beer?…..That’s what I thought. For the multitudes of beer-lovers throughout the world, the Beer Battery Widget v2.1 for Android is an ideal way to keep track of how much battery life is left on your phone. It’s a very simple concept; just pay attention to how much [...]
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 [...]