Apple launches £226m Chinese clean energy fund
Partners with suppliers for 1GW of energy.
Partners with suppliers for 1GW of energy.
PEGI ratings routinely flouted.
Only a small number of systems affected.
Which, in most cases, means recalling the laptops.
External labs agree.
Offload engine quadruples lifespan.
Fully charges in under a minute.
A selenium-copper compound which exhibits liquid-like properties could hold the key to boosted battery life.
CLBattery has announced that it's producing a new battery using wonder-material graphene.
Silicon can be used to create batteries that charge in 15mins and last a week.
Modders are warned to be careful of the battery in Apple's MacBook Air, which is unusually fragile.
A team of chemists has developed a molecular switch which is the key to long-lasting batteries.
A team of researchers have created an ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable battery.
A group of researchers have developed a means of reducing the fire risk from lithium ion batteries.
A wireless gaming mouse that's portable and costs less than £30.
Microsoft's Windows Group president Steven Sinofsky has commented on reports of Windows 7 killing certain laptop batteries, and claims that it's doing nothing of the sort.
Work at Imperial College London on plastic supercapacitor material holds the potential to rid the world of batteries once and for all, turning a device's case into the power source.
A bug in the ACPI power management in Windows 7 is being blamed by affected users for destroying their laptop batteries - with reports of capacity dropping permanently.
An innovative design for a battery with a built-in generator - charged by twirling the entire unit around your finger - promises to make that last-minute 'phone call possible.
Packard Bell has issued a product recall for batteries sold with its EasyNote laptops manufactured between July and December 2007 due a flaw that can result in a fire.
Samsung is back with a 12.1in clone of its hugely successful NC10 netbook. There's a lot more to it than that though, as the NC20 is one of the first laptops to be based around VIA's Nano processor. Does Samsung's slinky ultraportable retain all of the charm its little brother had? Read on to find out.
Researchers at the University of Washington in Canada have come up with a new material for batteries - lithium sulphur - which promises to triple their capacity.
Apple updated its MacBook line with several new versions and slashed prices on many existing models at its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote last night.
HP's Pavilion dv2-1030ea is based on AMD's Yukon platform, which launched back at CES in January. We check it out to see if it can fill the gap between a cheap and cheerful netbook and highly desirable but equally expensive ultraportable notebook.
HP has issued a voluntary battery recall for 70,000 lithium-ion batteries that it claims are a potential fire hazard following two separate incidents.
Asus is about to release its latest addition to the ever-growing Eee PC line. The Eee PC 1008HA combines a slender, curvy figure with some interesting design choices and an excellent keyboard. Could this be the one that steals the NC10's crown jewels?
Dell's Inspiron Mini 12 is one of the first 12.1-inch Atom powered ultraportables on the market. Available with Ubuntu Linux, it sports a higher resolution display and the extra two inches it has over other netbooks should mean that typing doesn't feel cramped. Read on to find out how it gets on.
Sony's Vaio P-series netbook is one of the most amazing pieces of technology we've ever laid eyes on and it's also one of the lightest and most portable notebooks we've seen to date. After a long road test, Tim Smalley discusses his experiences and frustrations.
A new form of lithium ion battery developed at MIT holds the promise of a laptop which can fully charge in under twenty seconds.
Fire extinguishers had to be used to deal with an Apple PowerBook G4 after it caught fire in a London office, resulting in 6ft flames and sparks
HP is to be the first company to release a commercial product based around Boston Power's Sonata Li-Ion battery range, which promises a 1,000 recharge lifespan and a 3 year warranty.
Pixel Qi has announced a new range of low-power LCD displays that could boost laptop battery life up to ten times - meaning 40 hours between charges.
Samsung has made its entry into the rapidly expanding netbook market with the NC10. Can Samsung add something to an already crowded market, or is the NC10 left out on the wings in a field of mediocrity? Read on to find out.
Sony has issued a product recall for around 100,000 laptop batteries that have an irritating tendency to bust into flames - and not for the first time.
HP is to launch a high-capacity battery for its EliteBook device next month that will allow for up to a full twenty-four hour runtime between charges.
M2E Power has announced that its motion-based charger for portable devices is fully working, and will hit the market in 2009 - but don't expect miracles.