Lenovo is recalling its ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop due to a loose screw found inside the machine that could cause some serious damage to the battery. The recall could affect as much as 83,500 devices.
Computers February 7, 2018
HP announced that lithium-ion batteries in select notebooks and mobile workstations pose safety hazards, so it's issuing a voluntary recall. Here are the affected models and what to do.
Computers January 6, 2018
Elon Musk's largest lithium-ion battery installation in South Australia is now up and running. The clean energy project is set to provide power to not less than 30,000 homes across the region.
Business Tech December 2, 2017
Using cryo-EM to take atomic level images of dendrites, researchers were able to study more closely the finger-like growths that can cause batteries to blow up. Here's what they discovered:
Energy October 28, 2017
Samsung, still hurting from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, is working on solid-state batteries to replace the notoriously unstable lithium-ion batteries. Will the technology be ready in time for the Galaxy S9?
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 1, 2017
International experts in the field of battery research recognized Tesla’s contributions and cutting-edge innovations in battery technology. Tesla exec and battery expert says it’s all about implementation.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
Tesla appeared to have achieved a breakthrough in the production of its battery packs. Through its Gigafactory, it is able to take advantage of the economies of scale to drive down cost.
Car Tech February 22, 2017
Unlike currently available lithium-ion batteries that could become useless after a few years of heavy use, the new flow battery Harvard researchers developed can last for more than 10 years. What's behind the battery's long cycle life?
Energy February 14, 2017
One of the biggest problems in modern consumer technology is exploding lithium-ion batteries. To address the issue, researchers have created a version of the battery that will not catch fire.
Gadgets January 17, 2017
Smartphone batteries last longer when users know how to charge them correctly. It is not yet too late to learn the right way.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017
A drone video shows the impressive progress made in the construction of the Gigafactory. Tesla hopes to have the facility fully operational by 2020.
Car Tech December 26, 2016
Toyota's engineers claim to have 'tamed' lithium-ion battery technology, which will allow the company to finally enter the all-electric car market. The improved batteries will first be seen in the upcoming Prius Prime.
Car Tech October 31, 2016
Tesla Energy, the energy solutions arm of Tesla Motors, has been tapped to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery storage project. The Powerpacks will help in supplying power to Los Angeles.
Business Tech September 17, 2016
Exploding batteries have been reported for different kinds of consumer devices, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and hoverboards. Why are they exploding, and how can you protect yourself from these fiery incidents?
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 4, 2016
Yet another iPhone 6 has exploded, causing third-degree burns on 36-year-old Gareth Clear from Sydney, Australia. The incident required him to undergo surgery and get a skin graft.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2016
A Texas family reported that the sneakers they bought from Payless caught fire. Payless has now removed the said sneakers from its stores.
Life & Style May 12, 2016
Scientists were able to develop lithium-ion batteries that may last a lifetime. The new technology enables batteries to last 400 times longer than usual, providing great promise to the future of energy sources.
Material Science April 24, 2016
Scientists were able to discover a combined electrolyte-separator for lithium-ion batteries that can withstand high temperatures. White graphene is the component that enables the compound to perform efficiently.
Energy April 14, 2016
A group of researchers are planning to make batteries perform even better. With a combo of graphene and silicon, they’ve made a paperlike battery electrode.
FUTURE TECH April 2, 2016
MIT researchers developed a system for generating electricity sans use of toxic materials such as lithium. The carbon nanotube-based power system uses ordinary table sugar as combustible material to produce power.
Energy March 15, 2016
The technology that charges batteries could be key in turning salt water to fresh water. Sodium-ion battery technology, while still in its early phases, emerges as a potential key in cost-effective energy solutions.
Animals February 6, 2016
Bee and cattail pollens could be used to create a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, according to researchers from Purdue University. How were they created?
Animals February 6, 2016
A new lithium-ion battery automatically shuts down when its temperature gets too high and then powers back on when it has cooled down. The technology can help prevent explosions and other accidents linked to overheating batteries.
Energy January 12, 2016
With Apple just announcing its Smart Battery Case, we explore whether charging your smartphone's battery all day hurts overall battery life.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 11, 2015
Yes, sodium like salt. Not that the batteries are filled with salt — that'd be gross.
FUTURE TECH December 4, 2015
Microsoft is working on a laptop battery system that understands your habits and lasts considerably longer. The project is referred to as "Software Defined Batteries."
Computers October 6, 2015
Researchers looking for a greener, more affordable alternative to graphite in lithium-ion batteries may have found what they are looking for in portabella mushrooms.
Energy October 1, 2015
Could mediocre battery life in smartphones finally see an improvement in the near future?
FUTURE TECH June 29, 2015
Tesla's Model 3 will include a crossover and a sedan. The car is expected to launch in 2017, costing just $35,000 - which is far less than the company's Model S vehicle.
FUTURE TECH June 17, 2015
A new X-ray imaging technique could assist researchers in developing a new generation of batteries, solar cells, electric cars and more. What new secrets have now been revealed about lithium-ion batteries?
April 21, 2015
Google has a small team that is focused on developing battery technology to be used in the company's future consumer devices, such as the Google Glass, one report claims.
Geek April 11, 2015
Dyson invests $15 million in a venture on new battery with startup company Sakti3. The new battery promises to deliver twice the battery life of present-day smartphones and an increase in the driving mileage of electric cars by up to 600 miles.
Business March 16, 2015
The report comes amidst rumors that Apple is developing its own electric vehicle to compete with Tesla.
Legal March 4, 2015
Lithium batteries that are both more powerful and more efficient could result from newly developed electrolyte, researchers say. Problems of internal short circuits that shorten battery life could be a thing of the past, they say.
Energy February 26, 2015
Researchers have found a way to protect batteries from internal fires using the same material that can stop bullets. The bulletproof batteries could prevent fires like those that grounded the Boeing 747 Dreamliner in 2013.
FUTURE TECH January 28, 2015
Get the best out of your Samsung Galaxy or Note battery life by using these power-saving tips because if you are anything like the rest of us, you live on your smartphone.
Geek January 15, 2015
Lithium-ion batteries may be the trend now, but they could soon be a thing of the past with a new discovery that can make lithium-sulfur batteries mainstream.
FUTURE TECH December 20, 2014
Researchers have developed a new thin, light and flexible graphene-based supercapacitor that can be embedded in a car’s body and used to improve the car’s performance.
FUTURE TECH November 10, 2014
The demand for rechargeable batteries that would suit wearable devices has prompted Panasonic to create the new pin-shaped lithium ion CG-320 battery. With a length of 200mm and a diameter of 3.5mm, the CG-320 battery is the smallest of its kind in the industry.
Wearable Tech October 4, 2014
Panasonic will be investing a total of $1 billion in Tesla's planned "Gigafactory," with an initial $200 million to $300 million investment planned to supply required machinery to the project.
Deals July 30, 2014
Researchers at Stanford discovered a new breed of lithium batteries that has longer and more lasting power. The batteries can increase a cellphone’s battery life by two to three times.
Gadgets July 30, 2014
Tesla Motors and Panasonic's new battery factory could eventually disrupt the car and electronics industry when it starts to crank out lower-priced lithium-ion batteries in 2017. Consumer Reports Touts Tesla Model S as top car for 2014.
Deals February 25, 2014
A team of scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill experimented on materials that can prevent marine life from attaching to the bottom of the ship but in a twist of events, that material can also be used to make non-flammable lithium-ion batteries.
Animals February 13, 2014