Kickstarter project Ampy can charge your smartphone by storing kinetic energy from your daily walking and exercise routines.
While we continue to see OEMs attempt to improve CPU, display and other specs, battery often gets ignored in favor of slick, thin designs. Would you like to see a larger battery variant for all your favorite flagships, even if it came at the cost of a bulkier design? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments!
Power consumption affects all Android users, these three Android customization tips using Tasker will help you save some battery life to get your though your day. Learn how and when to kill WiFi, Bluetooth and Background Sync.
Do we need to improve smartphones any further or are they good enough? What would you really like to see a major improvement in? Do we need better batteries and displays, or greater durability and longevity?
Researchers at the Queen Mary University in London are working on a way to charge your cell phone using nothing more than sound. Go ahead, play your music, we need a top up.
According to a team of scientists, hemp could be used in future battery technology. Interestingly enough, it’s just as (or slightly more) effective than graphene, but much cheaper.
ThinkPower is a new Kickstarter campaign for a 10,000mAh external power pack with a big trick up its sleeve – it gains a complete charge from 0 in just 90 minutes by using your laptop charger instead of boring old USB input.
With battery life becoming a growing concern, portable chargers are a convenient way to alleviate the issue. Here’s some of the best portable chargers!
Researchers at Stanford University are working on a new lithium battery technology, which makes use of a nanoscopic carbon anode shield to improve battery life.
Handset manufacturers have been attempting to keep stagnation at bay with water resistance devices, new build materials, and various gimmicks this generation, but late-2014 and 2015 flagships could take us back to a more traditional hardware arms race. Join us as we take a look at what to expect from hardware in late-2014 and into 2015.