Posts filtered by tags: Batteries[x]


Apple iPhone SE Review: A Superb Smartphone for a Humble Price

For $399, this smartphone hits the high notes: speedy, a great camera and a nice screen. Took long enough, didn’t it?
Tags: Iphone, Photography, News, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Cameras, Batteries, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, iPhone SE

The best rechargeable batteries

When you rely on disposable batteries, they cost a lot over time, and you always run out when you need them.
Tags: Trends, Batteries, Smart Home, Best Of, Rechargeable Batteries, Buying Guides, Energizer, Tier 4

Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

A growing array of specialty shops are turning classics into silent brutes with tire-burning torque and vintage style.
Tags: News, Energy Efficiency, Batteries, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Antique and Classic Cars, Traffic Accidents and Safety

Volkswagen’s Making Big Promises About Electric Vehicles and the Energy Grid

Volkswagen Group’s transition toward electric vehicles has been no secret. Since getting busted with software designed to defeat emissions testing five years ago, the manufacturer has trumpeted the merits of electrification at every opportunity. Still, some continue to wonder how an EV-dominant world will work, expressing concerns that peak charging hours could stress national energy […] The post Volkswagen’s Making Big Promises About Electric Vehicles and the Energy Grid appeared first on The T...
Tags: Vw, Grid, Batteries, Autos, Volkswagen, Energy Storage, EVs, Electrification, Battery Technology, Volkswagen Group, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Product Planning, Electrify America, Energy Grid, Vehicle Charging

Europe Wants a ‘Right to Repair’ Smartphones and Gadgets

The European Union is seeking to help consumers fix or upgrade devices, rather than replace them, as part of a 30-year push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: Europe, News, Electronics, European Union, Smartphones, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, European Commission, Batteries, Politics And Government, Recycling of Waste Materials, Waste Materials and Disposal, Virginijus Sinkevicius

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: A Folding Phone That’s a Dud

Samsung wants to excite you by offering a device with a foldable screen. Too bad it’s tedious to use (and bulky in a pocket).
Tags: News, Samsung, Smartphones, Cameras, Batteries, Samsung Group, Wireless Communications, Computers and the Internet, Consumer Reviews, Cellular Telephones, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review

This fruit reeks, but it may one day power your phone

New research finds that jackfruit and durian, often called the world's smelliest fruit, make outstanding supercapacitors.Supercapacitors are useful because they can be used as infinitely rechargeable batteries.The study, published in the Journal of Energy Storage, also demonstrates the development of carbon aerogels for the bodies of the fruit batteries. It's said to be delicious, but you probably haven't encountered any durian fruit-scented candles. That's because it smells, as the late gourma...
Tags: Energy, Future, Sustainability, Discovery, Materials, Fruit, Innovation, Batteries, Alternative Energy, Anthony Bourdain, DCA, University of Sydney, Gomes, JCA, Journal of Energy Storage, Vincent G Gomes

GM Lays It Out: Profitable EVs, Everywhere It Can Slot ’em

General Motors offered up a peak at its electric vehicle strategy in Warren, Michigan Wednesday, pulling the sheet back on a product plan that seeks quick profits as well as CO2 reduction. Underpinning GM’s drive for domestic EV supremacy is a piece of modular architecture and a new battery type that should proliferate through divisions […] The post GM Lays It Out: Profitable EVs, Everywhere It Can Slot ’em appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Strategy, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Batteries, Autos, EVs, Platforms, Warren Michigan, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models

Tesla’s Success in Europe Catches Industry Off Guard

The Model 3 outsold some of the most popular luxury models in recent months. BMW, Mercedes and Audi risk missing the transition to electric cars.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Germany, Tesla, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Batteries, Automobiles, Audi, Musk, Elon, Tesla Motors Inc, BMW Mercedes, Geneva International Motor Show, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles

Final Piece Falls Into Place at Lucid Motors

First came the renderings, then the concept car, then the money, then the factory, then the braintrust. Now, Lucid Motors has a supplier to power it all. On Monday the Silicon Valley electric vehicle startup, which hopes to shake up the premium EV market with its plush and powerful Air sedan, announced a partnership with […] The post Final Piece Falls Into Place at Lucid Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Batteries, Autos, Silicon Valley, Suppliers, Lucid, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air

Here’s how I made my own custom DIY battery charging station

I was, as I’m sure a lot of you are, utterly sick of endless chargers and cables. A mess of wires that always seem to get tangled and it always ends up looking like Medusa on a bad hair day. I’ve tried various things over the years, I’ve tried to hide them in drawers, Velcro […] The post Here’s how I made my own custom DIY battery charging station appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Batteries, Charging Station, Tom Barnes, DIY Charger

Stretchable, twistable battery for future wearable devices

Batteries have always been a barrier in the evolution and adoption in soft, wearable devices. You wouldn't want the chemicals inside batteries to leak out onto your skin and ideally there wouldn't be a big risk of them bursting into flames either. Stanford engineers have developed a new kind of solid polymer battery that can stretch without breaking and doesn't contain liquid or gel that might seep out and ignite. From Stanford Engineering: "Until now we haven't had a power source that coul...
Tags: Wearables, Post, Video, News, Stanford, Batteries, Materials Science, Bao, Stanford Engineering, Zhenan Bao, Yi Cui, Body Area Networks, Wearable Computers, David Mackanic

How I stopped destroying car and motorcycle batteries

This PulseTech charger, and responsible behavior, has changed my life. I used to kill the batteries in my cars and motorcycles on an almost annual basis. I would intend to ride the bike more, but it'd be rainy. I would keep telling myself to take the Vanagon out but it was parked behind my daily driver. Sometimes I'd park the daily driver behind the Vanagon and just use it... and suddenly two, three or six months had gone by. I bought two of these PulseTech chargers and started rotating betwe...
Tags: News, Review, Batteries, Charge, No More Dead Car Batteries

This Battery Pack With Built-In Games Lets You Never Talk to Another Soul Ever Again

Occasionally, the makers of the junk gadgets you can find at gas stations, convenience stores, and mall kiosks manage to come up with a genuinely useful piece of tech. Such is the case with this 8,000 mAh backup battery featuring its own built-in video game system so you can continue to ignore the world around you…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Video Games, Tech, Power, Batteries, Consoles, Portables, Consumer Tech, Handhelds

This weird gadget powers your camera with power tool batteries

Many of us have some DeWalt batteries lying around the garage or workshop. What if I told you that they can double as camera batteries? Well, thanks to the Mag Max 3A battery adapter from Kessler, they can. This clever gadget lets you power your camera, as well as other gear, with power tool batteries. […] The post This weird gadget powers your camera with power tool batteries appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Batteries, Charger, Battery, Kessler, Adapters, Camera Battery, Camera Batteries, Power Tool

IBM Quantum Computer to Help Develop Next-gen Lithium Sulfur Batteries

A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, uses a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, Future, World, Innovation, Batteries, Ibm, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Quantum Chemistry

Tesla Beats Estimates With a Record 112,000 Cars Delivered in Fourth Quarter

Tesla delivered a record 112,000 vehicles globally during the fourth quarter. Analysts expected Tesla to deliver 106,000 vehicles to customers during the fourth quarter. Elon Musk and Tesla had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Fourth Quarter

10 Electric Vehicles to Watch

Sales doubled in 2019, but the industry’s tipping point — severing ties to the gas pump — still lies ahead. These cars will help make that happen.
Tags: News, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Mercedes-benz, Ford Motor Co, Volkswagen AG, Tesla Motors Inc, Porsche AG, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Volvo Car Corp, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Audi Division of Volkswagen AG, Faraday & Future Inc, Automobile Service and Charging Stations, Byton, Canoo

Bentley’s first electric car could use cutting-edge solid-state batteries

Bentley may use solid -tate batteries in future electric cars, the automaker's CEO said in an interview. But it's unclear if this new battery tech will be ready by the time Bentley launches its first all-electric model in 2025.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Batteries, Bentley, Electric Cars, Solid-State Batteries

Test explores which rechargeable AA batteries work the best over the long term

AA batteries are becoming less common amongst photographers as they once were as more flash systems switch to lithium-ion power solutions, but they haven’t disappeared altogether. Many devices do still require them, though, and so photographers and filmmakers still use them. Some photographers opt for something like regular Duracell Alkalines because they’re just less hassle, […] The post Test explores which rechargeable AA batteries work the best over the long term appeared first on DIY Photogr...
Tags: Photography, Power, Gear, Batteries, Comparison, Aa Batteries, Portable Power, Duracell Alkalines

Cool stuff to distribute power, feed antennas

Radios are cool, but they don’t make contacts by themselves. you need antennas and other accessories to complete your station. Here are a three sources that I’ve come across recently. True ladder line For the past four years, my main HF antenna has been a “Cobra” doublet. It’s a great antenna, but one issue that I have with it is that when the 450 Ω ladder line gets wet, it’s characteristics change, and I have to retune the antenna as is gets wetter or dryer. Supposedly, this doesn’t happen wi...
Tags: Power Supplies, Radio, Batteries, Antennas

China Sales Double US Car Sales Therefore Million Model 3s Per Year Eventually in China

China car sales for BMW and Mercedes are double their US Car sales. This would mean Tesla has room to expand China production up to 700,000 to 1 million model 3s each year and maybe 2 million model... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, China, Cars, US, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Bmw, Electric Cars

IBM Research Created a New Battery That Outperforms Lithium-Ion—No Problematic Heavy Metals Required

With everything from cars, to trucks, to even airplanes going electric, the demand for batteries is going to continue to skyrocket in the coming years—but the availability of the materials currently used to make them is limited. So scientists at IBM Research have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Batteries, IBM Research, IBM Research Created

A Recycling Renegade Is Out of Prison—and Ready to Tackle the Electric Vehicle Battery Crisis

In a warehouse in Chatsworth, California, rows upon rows of giant wooden crates are stacked forty feet high, in a scene somewhat reminiscent of the secret U.S. military installation shown at the end of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Instead of Biblical artifacts, though, these boxes contain a more modern form…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indiana, Batteries, EVs, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lithium Ion, Eric Lundgren, Right To Repair, Ewaste, Chatsworth California

The Worst Tech Gifts We Give (and How to Do Better)

Gift cards and phone chargers make terrible presents. But those ideas can be transformed into gifts that people will cherish.
Tags: News, Gifts, Tablet Computers, Batteries, Home Appliances, Wireless Communications, Shopping and Retail, Computers and the Internet, Headphones and Headsets, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping

Ford is Not a Leader With SUV’s, Luxury Cars or Electric Cars

Tesla is crushing BMW, Porsche and other carmakers in the luxury segment and against electric and combustion engine vehicles. Tesla outsold BMW cars in the luxury car segment even when the Tesla... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Cars, Tesla, World, Ford, Innovation, Batteries, Bmw, Electric, Electric Cars, BMW Porsche

Stop! Don’t Charge Your Phone This Way

You might want to think twice before plugging in at an airport or on the train.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Batteries, Computer Security, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Juice Jacking, Wire and Cable