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Drones With Bird Claws Could Save More Battery Life

Adding a bird-like claw to drones could extend and save more of its battery life. The talon-like gripper could allow the drone to perch on the side of buildings and continue its monitoring while resting.

Robotics May 8, 2019

Nano-Coating Of Boron Nitride Makes Lithium Batteries Longer Lasting

Columbia University researchers are looking to extend the energy capacity of batteries using lithium metal and solid electrolytes. The key lies in coating the interface with boron nitride to keep the two parts from damaging each other.

Material Science April 23, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Battery Life: Here's What To Expect If You're A Heavy User

In the battle for battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus boasts longer-lasting usage time than other S10 series smartphones. The key lies in the unit's 4,100 mAh battery pack.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2019

Fluoride Used In Toothpaste Could Be Key To Longer Battery Life

The same fluoride used in toothpaste may be the future of batteries. Researchers discovered that fluoride-based batteries have a longer lifespan than lithium ions, but future work is needed to stabilize it for everyday use.

Material Science December 7, 2018

Here's Why You Should Turn On Dark Mode If It’s Available, According To Google

Dark Mode saves battery life. According to Google, toggling a darker theme on OLED smartphones will promptly extend their juice, and it has significant proof to back such claims up.

Google November 9, 2018

iOS 11.4 Battery Drain Problem: Does iOS 11.4.1 Fix It?

A growing number of iPhone and iPad owners have complained about battery drain problems since upgrading to iOS 11.4. Does installing iOS 11.4.1 fix the issue, or are there better alternatives to solving it?

Apple July 10, 2018

Amazfit Bip Smartwatch Looks Like An Apple Watch, But Offers 45-Day Battery Life And GPS At $99

A new smartwatch called Amazfit Bip comes from Huami and offers a 45-day battery life and GPS at just $99. The smartwatch is available now in the United States, with more color options coming soon.

Wearable Tech February 6, 2018

iPhone Battery: How To Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life And Performance

Looking for ways to improve your iPhone's battery life? We've created a handy guide and tips that will boost your iPhone's battery life and performance in no time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 30, 2018

Apple’s $29 Battery Replacement Program Available Now: Here’s How To Get Started

Apple’s discounted battery replacement service for slow iPhones have begun. Here’s how to schedule an appointment or send in your iPhone to get the battery replaced for just $29.

Apple January 2, 2018

iPhone Throttling Suit Seeks Nearly $1 Trillion In Damages From Apple

Disgruntled iPhone users filed eight class action suits against Apple already after the company disclosed that it intentionally slows down iPhone's performance. One such lawsuit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.

Apple December 28, 2017

Battery-Free Phone Prototype Is The First Step Toward World Without Mobile Chargers

University of Washington researchers have introduced a battery-free phone, marking the beginning of the end of mobile chargers and solving the battery problems that users commonly face.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 10, 2017

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update Improves Battery Life, Optimizes Touch Functionality, And More

Microsoft rolled out a system update for its Surface Pro 4 laptop-tablet hybrid. The update not only improves the device’s stability and touch functionality, but also enhances the Surface Pro 4’s battery life when it is in Sleep Mode.

Microsoft May 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8: Here's How To Increase Battery Life Of The Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S8 is touted to have a good battery life. Here are some tips on how to further enhance the battery life of the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Battery Life Test Shows Beastly Performance, Nearly Double Than The Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is a beastly phone when it comes to battery life, easily outperforming the Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, iPhone 7 and others. Phone Arena conducted battery tests and the results are quite impressive.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 10, 2017

You're Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way: 7 Charging Mistakes That Affect Battery Life

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

Facebook Issues Fix For Messenger Battery Drain Problem

Facebook users have recently complained of battery drainage and heating issues online. David Marcus, VP of Facebook, has acknowledged and addressed the glitch, offering a solution.

Apps/Software January 12, 2017

Apple Looks Into New MacBook Pro's Failure To Get Consumer Reports Recommendation Due To Battery Issues

Apple failed to secure Consumer Reports’ coveted 'recommended' rating for its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup, caused by the laptops’ inconsistent battery performance. As a result, it is now working with the publication to look into problems with the battery life.

Computers December 24, 2016

Battery Life Suffering Due To Wi-Fi? Passive Wi-Fi Technology Could Help

Wi-Fi is what we use the most to get on the web, but it's not perfect. The current technology used is a problem for battery life, but this could be rectified with Passive Wi-Fi. It demands 10,000 less power than the current technology, but it's far from ready for public use.

Gadgets December 16, 2016

MacBook Pro RAM Tops Out At 16 GB Despite Hefty Price Tag: It's All About Battery, Apple Explains

Apple recently launched its hot new MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and other cool features, but the machine tops out at 16 GB of RAM. Professionals may need a little extra oomph, but Apple has a good explanation for the tradeoff.

Apple October 31, 2016

Huawei Hints Great Huawei Mate 9 Battery Life In New Ad

Huawei announced that its Nov. 3 event will bring the Mate 9 device, and launched a video ad to tease lengthy battery life in the upcoming smartphone. Check out the video and additional rumors in our Huawei Mate 9 story.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 28, 2016

Google Pixel XL Battery Life vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 Edge And Other Flagship Smartphones

Google Pixel XL has already scored good reviews, but a battery life comparison with other flagships shows what the phone is capable of. Take a peek to see how the device fared against the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 edge.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2016

New Report Shows iPhone 7 Has Worst Battery Life Among Current Flagship Smartphones: At Least It Does Not Explode?

A study by consumer testing organization Which? showed that Apple's iPhone 7 has worse battery life compared to Samsung's Galaxy S7, the LG G5 and the HTC 10. What is the explanation behind this result?

Apple October 3, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus: Quick Specs Comparison Of Apple's Phablets

The iPhone 7 Plus has already been unveiled, but how does it compare to Apple's previous generation phablets? Is it really worth upgrading to the iPhone 7 Plus from the iPhone 6s Plus and 6 Plus?

Apple October 1, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 3's Battery Life Draining Quickly Again After August Firmware Update Reintroduced Issues

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is hit with battery drain issues again after August's firmware update. The problem first appeared in models with Simplo cells, but this time around, the affected units are packing in LGC ones.

Computers September 21, 2016

iPhone 7 Battery Capacity: Quick Comparison Of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Battery Life vs. iPhone 6s, 6s Plus And iPhone SE

Apple recently launched its latest smartphone, the iPhone 7, but did not go into specifics about its actual battery life. Thanks to leaks, we were able to pit the newest Apple handsets against previous models to see which one lasts longer.

Apple September 14, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How To Fix Battery Drain Issues

The Galaxy Note 7 boasts a 5.7-inch screen and a lot of features to boot, which is why it consumes a lot of power. We share some handy tips on how to counter battery drainage issues and maximize the smartphone's battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 23, 2016

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Here Are Some Tips On How To Fight The 'Pokémon Go' Battery Drain

One of the issues plaguing 'Pokémon Go' is that the game drains the battery life of mobile devices quickly. Here are some tips on how to extend playing time in the quest to 'catch 'em all.'

Video Games July 11, 2016

Microsoft Edge vs. Opera Browser Battery Savings: Ready, Brag, Burn

Microsoft recently bragged that its Edge browser is the best at conserving battery, and Opera took that as a challenge. Is Opera 'over the edge'?

Apps/Software June 26, 2016

How To Save Battery Life Of iPhones And iPads Running iOS 9

iOS 9 is the most battery-efficient iOS developed till date, says Apple. Here are some tips on how to save battery life of iDevices running on the company’s latest operating system.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 23, 2016

Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which Browser Is Best For Windows 10 Battery Life?

Microsoft found that its Edge browser was the most energy- and power-efficient in a series of tests on a Surface Book compared with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Computers June 20, 2016

MediaTek Introduces Pump Express 3.0: Charges Smartphones From 0 To 70 Percent In Just 20 Minutes

MediaTek launched the new Pump Express 3.0 solution that will power its new lineup of chipsets, including the Helio P20. The chipmaker claims this technology helps charge smartphones from 0 to 70 percent in barely 20 minutes!

Gadgets June 7, 2016

New Technology Can Potentially Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer

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

New HTC 10 Teaser Hints HTC Is Also Obsessed With Great Battery Life

HTC has uploaded another teaser video, this time featuring its obsession with the HTC 10's battery life. In the video, the smartphone manufacturer claims that its engineers have turned battery life improvement into a science.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2016

Tips To Maximize Battery Life And Battery Lifespan Of Your iPhone, iPad And Other iDevices, According To Apple

While iDevices are deemed among the most impressive machines you can get in the market today, it still helps if you know some tips and tricks to extend their battery life. Here are some surefire ways to maximize the battery life and battery lifespan of your iOS devices, according to Apple itself.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2016

Apple Confirms Force Quitting Apps Doesn't Save Battery Life

Apple's VP of software engineering Craig Federighi confirmed that force quitting apps does not help preserve iPhone battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2016

ZenFone Max vs. Apple iPhone 6s Plus In Asus Battery Marathon Challenge: Which Smartphone Has Better Battery Life

Asus showcased just how long the ZenFone Max can stay alive. Put it against Apple's iPhone 6s Plus in a battery marathon challenge, which smartphone will last longer?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2016

7 Smartphones With Humongous Batteries: Lenovo Vibe P1, Asus ZenFone Max, Oppo R7 Plus And More

It's pretty common for most smartphones to lose power during the day, especially when owners forget to properly charge them before stepping out. Well, here are some models that can last between one and two days.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2016

Mysterious Smartphone Maker Offers Intelligent Energy Millions To Develop Battery That Lasts Up To Seven Days

An unnamed company will be investing as much as $7.6 million into Intelligent Energy's research and development for a fuel cell smartphone battery. The battery will be able to last for over a week with a single charge.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 9, 2016

BlackBerry Priv Battery Issues: Tips To Increase Battery Life

Several customers have been experiencing battery issues with the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv slider phone. Here are some tips than can help Priv owners to maximize their handset's battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 19, 2016

Apple Is Investigating iPhone 6s Battery Percentage Bug

Apple said it is looking into the problem and finding solutions for the battery life icon failing to update in its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2016

How To Improve Battery Life Of Lumia 950 XL: Here Are Some Tips

The Windows 10 Mobile powered Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with a 3,340 mAh battery. Here are some tips to improve the battery life of the Lumia 950 XL.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2016

Sluggish Phone With Poor Battery Life? How To Deal With Pesky Android Apps Running In The Background

Is your Android phone slower than it used to be, or with a poorer battery life? Background-running apps may be to blame, hogging precious resources, so here's what you can do about it.

Apps/Software January 1, 2016

MacBook Battery Running Out Too Fast? Maybe iTunes Music Store Is Left Open

MacBook users who are experiencing battery issues with their laptops should check if the iTunes Music Store is left open. It seems that the store consumes a significant amount of CPU power.

Computers December 22, 2015

Apple Watch PRIME Strap Has Its Own Batteries To Keep Your Smartwatch Charged At All Times

An intriguing watch band called the PRIME Strap just hit Kickstarter, aiming to ensure your Apple Watch never runs out of battery again. The band incorporates two batteries to serve as a power bank on your wrist.

Gadgets December 19, 2015

Preorders Now Available For Oukitel K10000 Smartphone With Massive 10,000 mAh Battery

Oukitel unveiled its latest smartphone, which is packed with a massive 10,000 mAh battery that it claims can provide 10 to 15 days of battery life.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 11, 2015

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