Tag: battery

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a lot of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that’s a problem when there’s only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn t……


Dyson’s debut EV might not showcase its next-gen battery tech

Though it had been rumored for some time prior, it was still somewhat surprising when Dyson formally revealed it was getting into the EV game. Even for a company that takes research and development to an excessive level to make some of the bes……


Florida man says his Apple AirPod exploded

A man in Florida claims that one of his Apple AirPods began smoking and later exploded. Florida’s WFLA TV reports that the man, Jason Colon, was working out at a gym when he noticed smoke coming from the AirPod in his right ear. He immediately……


Apple may offer rebates on full-price battery replacements

In early January, Senator John Thune’s office sent Apple a letter regarding the company’s practice of slowing down iPhones when batteries start showing their age. The letter asked if Apple had thought about replacing batteries for free (instea……


Justice Dept and SEC are reportedly reviewing Apple’s iPhone slowdowns

In December, Apple admitted to slowing older models of iPhones, saying the practice kept older phones with aging batteries from suddenly rebooting. Apple is now facing multiple lawsuits in the US and abroad as well as an investigation in Franc……


iOS 11.3 will introduce new battery features and AR improvements

Apple is bringing iOS 11.3 to iPhones and iPads this spring, and today the company released a preview of what we can expect from the upgrade. The most notable improvements are the battery health indicator, upgrades to ARKit and the introductio……


This is why you shouldn’t bite an iPhone battery

We’re nothing if not helpful here at Engadget and we’re always looking out for your wellbeing. So today we have a little bit of advice for you — don’t bite your iPhone battery. One man found this out the hard way, Appleinsider reports, causin……


Audi smart home battery grid creates a ‘virtual power plant’

Audi isn’t going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but……


This chat app only works when your phone battery is low

We spend a lot of time trying to eke out a few more minutes from our smart phones. Apple is offering cheap battery replacements and apologizing for iPhone slowdowns, while Android may update to show you which apps drain your battery the most. ……


Apple CEO: iPhone owners will be able to disable ‘power management’

About a month ago, Apple explained that slower performance of older iPhones is intentional, implemented as a “power management” plan through an iOS update. While it was ostensibly intended to prevent phones from crashing in situations when the……