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If you want your smartphone to last longer without carrying flammable gas in your pocket, there may possibly, conceivably be new battery tech coming soon (maybe). Yep, we're skeptical after many a disappointing "breakthrough," but an MIT spinoff company called SolidEnergy claims it has developed a...

February 3rd 2015 at 4:08pm 0 Comments
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Christmas is here, and it won't be long before you're rushing to find a charging cable or batteries for your newly delivered gadgets and goodies. Don't worry - Joystiq Deals has you covered. If you're looking for a USB charge, you can pick up the four-outlet and dual-USB PowerCube Outlet Expander...

December 25th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Last month, Procter & Gamble decided that it wanted out of the battery game, and was selling Duracell to the highest bidder. Today, a surprising figure has emerged as the buyer: America's richest man, Warren Buffett. According to the release, Berkshire Hathaway (Buffett's company) will spend a...

November 13th 2014 at 11:34am 0 Comments
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This edition of Joystiq Deals is aimed at those of you who are tired of driving to the store to pick up a costly pack of batteries every time one of your gadgets dies. For $60, you can purchase a massive trove of batteries, including 100 AA and 52 AAA batteries. These aren't off-brand batteries ei...

November 10th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Consumer product megacorp Proctor & Gamble has just announced that it'll spin-off Duracell into its own separate company. The announcement comes as part of a move to pare down brands and focus on the 70 to 80 most profitable. Though P&G said that the Duracell has "attractive operating prof...

October 24th 2014 at 9:46am 0 Comments
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How is Elon Musk going to produce his vaunted $35,000 Tesla when EV batteries are so expensive? By making his own. Tesla has signed a deal with Panasonic that'll see the pair team up to build the Gigafactory. It's from here that vehicle packs and cells will be mass-produced on an unprecedented sca...

July 31st 2014 at 7:27am 0 Comments
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For sure, Apple patents a lot of innovative technology that never sees the light of day. However, sometimes certain patents stand out due to current technology trends and stronger signs that Apple may indeed be working on a new iDevice. One such example that fits that description is a patent for a...

July 5th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We often hear about the coming nanobot revolution, but just how are scientists planning on powering these future marvels? Well, researchers from Harvard and the University of Illinois may have found the solution in a 3D-printed battery: it's smaller than a grain of sand, yet has areal energy and p...

June 19th 2013 at 8:41am 0 Comments