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New smartphone battery recharges in less than two minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your next smartphone could charge in less than two minutes. Since first showing off the lab-based prototype of its ultra-fast battery charger, the company behind the device has moved much closer to making it a reality. StoreDot, the nanotech startup behind the charger, has a new prototype that is smaller and doesn’t add bulk to […]

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Scientists Use Single Lightning Bolt to Fully Charge Smartphone

Reading Time: < 1 minute In a nutshell, scientists from Southampton University used an alternating current, powered by a transformer, to recreate a bolt of electricity by passing 200,000 volts across an 11-inch gap. This generated the same heat, light and charge produced by a bolt of lighting, which was then used to charge the battery on a Nokia 925 […]

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Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5

Reading Time: < 1 minute While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal disclosure is in fact battery size. Apple noted the battery on the iPhone 5C increased, and I’ve been curious about the 5S battery size as well […]