Tag: Batteries

A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk

To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you typically need to spend at least $450 to $500. Spend less, and you’d have a better experience browsing the internet on your phone. At this price, I’ve seen jangly trackpads, loose keys, unreadable screens, hinges that can’t hold a screen upright, and processors that buckle […]

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Automakers Need to Start Worrying About the Batteries Lurking in Older EVs

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The 7 Most Important Supplies for a Starter Earthquake Kit

Last Friday, Southern California experienced its largest earthquake in over 20 years, felt in places as far away as Phoenix, Ariz. and northern Mexico. As a West Coast resident for over 15 years, I know the constant, underlying anxiety that’s part of day-to-day living in earthquake country. Every time we hang a mirror or put […]

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Electric Chargers for the Home Garage

Formula E racers used to swap out cars when their batteries were drained, but that’s hardly an answer for your daily commute. And while additional high-tech roadside charging facilities will make electric driving more practical, it’s the availability of convenient home charging equipment that persuades many vehicle buyers to go electric. “Home is the main […]

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Bosch’s Battery in the Cloud aims to reduce battery cell aging with AI

AI running in the cloud might be the solution to electric vehicles’ battery woes, if Bosch is on the right track. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company this morning announced a new service — Battery in the Cloud — designed to supplement vehicles’ battery management systems by implementing protections to reduce cell aging. It’s able to cut […]

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VW Says Battery Supply Problems Have Been Solved… for a While

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L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In

LOS ANGELES — You’ve heard it many times, from automakers, the energy industry and government officials: Electric vehicles are the cars of the future, essential to the fight against climate change. Yet that grand vision may founder on something most drivers take for granted: the pit stop. Most electric cars need to be plugged in […]

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Nokia reveals 5G-ready lithium nanotube battery with 2.5X run time

True breakthroughs in the battery world are rarer than announcements might suggest, but on occasion, a big innovation is as practical to manufacture as it is brilliant — and that will hopefully be the case with Nokia Bell Labs’ latest invention. Working with researchers at Trinity College Dublin’s AMBER center, the company has developed a […]

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