Sharp: Redefining Time-Tested Technology

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The history of the use of batteries can be traced back to the 1800's. However, Sharp has revealed a mobile fuel cell prototype in which you can power your future tech-toy with a powered...

New Panasonic batteries 'longest lasting,' says Guinness

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Japan's Panasonic has created the world's longest-lasting alkaline battery, according to Guinness World Records. Panasonic promises its new Evolta battery cell — whose name is derived from "evolution" and "voltage" — will keep gadgets running...

A Pack of Urine Powered Batteries Please..

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I think the next time you need the toilet you should get some of these unique batteries, your be wasting a good source of free energy. In 2005, Scientists in Singapore developed a battery powered...

Nokia Recalls 46 Million Batteries

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Nokia, the world's No. 1 mobile phone maker, warned today that over 46 million Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita could overheat and that it would replace them for customers at no cost. The company...

Toshiba recalls more Sony PC batteries

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Toshiba Corp. said on Thursday it has recalled more Sony Corp. laptop computer batteries due to fire risk, rekindling concerns over the safety of Sony-made batteries. Toshiba is replacing a total 10,000 battery packs after...

China claims Motorola, Nokia batteries explode

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As investigations continued into the June 19 death of Xiao Jinpeng whose cell phone battery exploded and killed the 22-year-old Chinese man, authorities have found batteries that may blow up when used in Motorola Incorporated...

Gateway recalls 14,000 notebook batteries

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Gateway Incorporated is recalling 14,000 batteries used in its notebook PCs after four customers reported that their computers had overheated. Sony fanboys will rejoice to know their company isn't to blame, this time. The new...

Acer recalls 27,000 laptop batteries

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Just when you thought the faulty Sony-made lithium-ion overheating batteries fiasco was over, Acer Incorporated, one of the largest computer makers in the world, has recalled of about 27,000 laptop batteries. More than 10 million...

Lenovo recalls 100,000 laptop batteries

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The world's number 3 computer maker is taking a serious hit, as this is the company's second battery recall in the past six months. In September, IBM Corporation and Lenovo said they were seeking the...

IEEE Plans Safer Laptop Batteries

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IEEE is going to revise its laptop battery standard which will seek to improve overall performance, make systems more reliable and address the concerns over the recent laptop battery rant. IEEE is coded IEEE...

Batteries Push Sony to Q2 Operating Loss

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The global recall and replacement of millions of laptop batteries, and start-up costs for the PlayStation 3 console, pushed Sony's operations into the red for the July to September quarter, despite a jump in sales....

Laptop batteries, are we all screwed?

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You've seen the recalls. Toshiba, Dell, Apple, etc. have all had their own problems with laptop batteries catching on fire. It's relatively rare but it's happening. The problem is that nearly all modern...

Toshiba recalls 340,000 batteries

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Toshiba is to replace about 340,000 laptop computer batteries worldwide, the third recall of faulty batteries made by Sony since mid-August. The batteries, used in Toshiba's Dynabook and Dynabook Satellite laptops made between March...

Matsushita recalls 6,000 notebook PC batteries

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On Tuesday, Matsushita Electric Industrial said it had started recalling 6,000 PC batteries as they could overheat when subjected to a strong impact. The spokesman said there had been no cases of the batteries in...

Apple recall on laptop batteries

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Computer giant Apple is recalling 1.8m batteries used in its laptop computers worldwide after overheating complaints. The announcement affects laptop computers - the iBook G4 and Powerbook G4 - sold between October 2003 and...

US Federal Commision Clear MacBook Pro Batteries

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has reviewed substandard batteries for Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks and says they don't pose a safety threat. Apple had voluntarily launched an exchange program for batteries saying...

Dell to recall 4m notepad batteries

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Dell and the U.S. Products and Safety Commission plan to recall 4.1 million notebook batteries on Tuesday, a company representative confirmed Monday. The recall affects certain Inspiron, Latitude and Precision mobile workstation units shipped between...

Apple Silently Recalls MBP Batteries

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AppleCare has said there is a known issue with some early MacBook Pro batteries, and is cross-shipping fresh replacements to customers experiencing those specific issues. The problem appears to affect MacBook Pro models with serial...

HP Recalls 15,700 Notebook Batteries

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HP has asked 15,700 customers around the world to send back their HP- or Compaq-branded notebook batteries or risk the potentially faulty power packs overheating and catching fire. The recall comes six months after the...

HP Recalls 135,000 Laptop Batteries

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HP has announced a recall of 135,000 laptop battery packs sold with HP and Compaq notebook computers globally between May 2004 and May 2005. Of those recalled, 85,000 were sold in the United States....

Urine-Powered Batteries

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Singapore scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed the first urine-activated paper battery which will generate enough electricity to power fully integrated biochip systems, making it the perfect power source for...

Apple warns about bad batteries

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Apple is recalling 28,000 faulty batteries used to power its 15-inch Powerbook G4 laptops. An internal short circuit in the batteries causes them to overheat and could pose a fire hazard to...

Apple investigates iPod batteries

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Thanks Zetter! Apple is investigating allegations that it misled people over the battery life of its iPod digital music player. Five separate class actions were filed against the company in...

MPs' bid for cheaper iPod batteries

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Concern over the lifespan of the iPod's rechargeable battery has reached the House of Commons, with 11 MPs putting their names to a motion calling for Apple to ensure that replacement batteries are plentiful in...

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