Posts Tagged ‘Flexible battery’
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Graphene and printed electronics could usher in truly discreet wearables

by: Rob TriggsMay 21, 2015
Advances in flexible graphene designs and printed electronics look to be bringing us closer to discreet, flexible wearable computers.
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What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

by: Simon HillNovember 9, 2013

Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has brought waterproofing into the mainstream. Apple dipped a toe, or a finger, into biometrics with the fingerprint scan to unlock. Google and Motorola gave us a smartphone that’s always listening for its master’s voice. LG and Samsung have taken the first step towards a flexible future.

What might be next on the horizon? Which barriers are our intrepid research and development [...]

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Curved screen spills over the phone’s edges, could make bezels a thing of the past [Video]

by: Andrew GrushNovember 8, 2013
A unique curved screen technology not only allows for a flexible design, but can even bend over the sides or top of a mobile device. Keep reading for more details!
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Samsung developing explosion-proof flexible battery

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 16, 2013
Incidents of batteries that catch fire, swell, or even explode happen regularly. Samsung wants to prevent them with a new type of solid-state battery that’s not only fireproof, but also flexible and resistant to mechanical shocks.
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First unboxing video of Galaxy Round shows elongated battery

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 15, 2013
LG already showed us the curved battery that will power the upcoming G Flex curved phone, but how did Samsung fit the battery in the slightly curved Galaxy Round?
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LG announces curved battery, cable-shaped design coming in the future

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 8, 2013
LG Chem, the largest battery maker in the world, announced it began mass-producing curved batteries that would go into future smartphones made by LG Electronics.
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Researchers in Korea invent flexible batteries, but when will they come out?

by: ŠtefanJanuary 18, 2013
Researchers in South Korea have figured out how to make a flexible battery, but when will it hit the market, and how much energy can it store? We sadly don't know.
 
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5 features we’d love to see on Android phones in 2013

by: Simon HillDecember 17, 2012
What will be the killer features on Android smartphones in 2013? We take a look at the most wanted improvements and developments - the features we’d love to see on Android smartphones next year.
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LG creates bendy batteries, new smartphone designs made possible

by: Simon HillSeptember 3, 2012
New flexible lithium-ion battery technology from LG could open new possibilities for smartphone design. The cable-type batteries are fully flexible and capable of holding a comparable charge to normal smartphone batteries.
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Low batt? Try charging from your shirt!

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 8, 2012

Researchers from the University of South Carolina have been able to convert a regular, store-bought shirt into a capacitor, which means that the very clothes we wear could, someday, power the myriad of devices we use in our everyday lives.

While wearable devices are currently iffy at best, we do carry a handful of devices on our person, including our smartphones, personal music players, and to some extent, tablets. Noting that electronics are fast becoming part of our wardrobe, a team led by the USC’s Xiaodong Li and Lihong Bao are experimenting on ways how fabric can act as flexible energy sources for devices.

One day our cotton T-shirts could have more [...]

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