Apple Watch's six unmatched features
The early reviews of the Apple Watch are pointing in one direction: It should save users a minute here and there, but the fact that many functions require an iPhone to be nearby cuts down on its usefulness.
Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
(AP)—Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much—thanks ...
Reducing power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things"—the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could ...
Google Glass was a product looking for a market
The announcement that Google is to halt sales of its Google Glass augmented-reality spectacles has been interpreted by some people as the end of a pilot project and the start of a new phase of product development, ...
Getting bot responders into shape
Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency.
Smart battery for smoke alarms takes retrofit approach
Bandwidth-borrowing handsets are in the wings
Apple Watch reportedly set for spring 2015 release
Hoping to give your loved one an Apple Watch for Christmas? The Chinese New Year? Valentine's Day?
Beating battery drain: Power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life ...
Air Umbrella R&D evolves as shield from pelting rain
A solar cell that stores its own power: World's first 'solar battery' runs on light and air
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery.
Using intelligence to unlock the market for electric vehicles
Our fuel-based economy must be radically overhauled if Europe is to achieve its ambitious emission reduction targets. One important piece of this jigsaw could be the increased commercialisation of electric cars, which use ...
Live long and phosphor: Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics
In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic ...
Water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time ...