Tag: Battery

Three men who pioneered Li-ion batteries will receive Nobel Prize in chemistry

The three men most directly responsible for pioneering the lithium-ion batteries that power nearly every electronic device you own will win the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year (via Engadget). The three scientists are John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M. Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University. […]

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Foldable battery shown off, could power future foldable devices, smart clothing

[embedded content] The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X represent the first wave of foldable phones, offering drastically different takes on the formula. But the one thing these two devices have in common is that they both use two smaller batteries instead of one large one due to their foldable nature. Fortunately, researchers at […]

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Nokia kills off controversial battery tool in favor of Adaptive Battery

Adaptive Battery shipped with Android Pie, using machine learning and other techniques to balance performance and battery life. Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it’s ditched a controversial battery management tool in favor of Google’s solution on its Nokia phones. In a post on the Nokia Phones Community forum (h/t: r/android), HMD revealed that it […]

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Samsung reportedly close to releasing new, faster charging battery technology

A recent tweet from Evan Blass (@evleaks) revealed that Samsung is nearly finished developing its new graphene battery technology. Samsung reportedly plans to launch this technology in at least one of its mobile handsets released by the end of 2021. Battery technology development has been pretty stagnant over the years. Graphene batteries could change that, […]

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Solid-state battery — the successor to Li-ion — takes another step closer to our smartphones

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are the rechargeable cell of choice for smartphones and most of today’s other battery-powered gadgets. Despite their prevalence, Li-ion batteries are limited in power density, have reasonably short lifespans, and can become a fire hazard if damaged or incorrectly charged. These drawbacks could be a thing of the past in the not-too-distant future […]

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