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Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

HIGHLIGHTS The practice first came to light following a report by Geekbench Apple acknowledged it slows older iPhones to prevent shutdowns The ‘feature’ was released last year by Apple Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an ... Read More »

Best Buy is selling 60 AA batteries for under $7

. While rechargeable AA batteries end up cheaper over the long haul, sometimes you just need the old-fashioned disposable kind on hand. Best Buy is making that more cost effective right now by offering 60 Insignia AA batteries for $6.74—or about eleven cents per battery. These are general purpose non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. There’s no claim on how long these batteries will ... Read More »

New Solid-State Batteries Said to Offer 3 Times More Capacity Than Li-Ion Batteries

HIGHLIGHTS New battery prevents metal whiskers called ‘dendrites’ from forming Researchers claim new battery is more eco-friendly Uses solid glass as an electrolyte Team of researchers led by John Goodenough, who worked in the development of lithium-ion batteries currently used in several electronic products, has announced that it has developed an alternative solid-state battery that can replace conventional ones. The ... Read More »

Progress of EV technology – Evolution of Batteries

vehicles in the country by 2020 and achieving 50 per cent electric car sales in another ten years. The global emission norms are getting meaner by the day and slowly hybrid engines will become mandatory to meet the norms, if not fully electric. All of this can be achieved with technology in different realms of electric cars and we start ... Read More »

Galaxy Note7 will no longer pack in Samsung SDI batteries

The faulty battery packs that caused some Samsung Galaxy Note7 units to explode during charging, forcing Samsung to announce a global recall, were manufactured by the South Korean company’s own SDI subsidiary. Reports out of Samsung’s home country are suggesting that the tech giant has now decided to stop using Samsung SDI’s batteries in the phablet. “As a follow-up of ... Read More »

Nissan intends to soon stop making electric car batteries

Citing high cost for manufacturing batteries, Nissan is likely to soon stop manufacturing their own electric batteries and might approach outside suppliers for the same. Reports indicate that the company is in talks with Panasonic and other overseas companies including Chinese firms to sell its controlling stake in its car battery manufacturing venture. Reports indicate that Nissan might sell its ... Read More »