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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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'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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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