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Smartphone battery

Google can track your location even when you ditch your phone's battery

A couple of months ago, a report had revealed that Google is collecting location information from Android smartphones despite location services being actively switched off.

Mar 28, 2018, 12:05 PM IST

App tells what is eating up your smartphone battery

Researchers have launched a new user interface that follows modern application design guidelines and presents battery information in a more intuitive and easy to use manner.

May 03, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Watch: Phone out of battery? Use lemons to charge it!

Lemons have technological properties? And here we thought that lemons are only beneficial to our health.  

Mar 07, 2016, 12:47 PM IST

New software to extend smartphone battery life

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a software that can significantly reduce the battery drainage in smartphones by intelligently suppressing apps that run in the background.

Sep 15, 2015, 18:57 PM IST

Now, a battery that can charge your mobile within 60 seconds

Ever thought of a mobile charging battery that can charge your phone in less than a minute? Here is some good news as researchers have developed a bendable aluminum battery that recharges smartphones in less than 60 seconds.

Apr 07, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

Smartphone to soon charge its battery from your skin

Researchers at the National University of Singapore are working on a 'skin-based electricity generator' that would derive energy simply from your muscle movement.

Jan 30, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

Dead battery gets charged in two minutes!

Imagine a dead smartphone battery getting charged up to 70 percent in flat two minutes?

Oct 19, 2014, 16:39 PM IST

Efficient LEDs to extend smartphone battery life

In what could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and produce better TV display screens, researchers at University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Sep 26, 2014, 15:15 PM IST

App that enhances smartphone battery life

Estar offers two energy efficient alternatives -- and the first is to search for energy-efficient apps in Google Play.

Sep 02, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

Add second screen to smartphone and save battery life

Know how to improve battery life of your smartphone? Attach a second screen.

Jul 16, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Smartphone battery that gets charged in 30 seconds!

While experts the world over are looking for ways to stop smartphone batteries from dying within a few hours of charging, a Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot is developing a battery that would get fully charged in 30 seconds.

Jun 02, 2014, 14:31 PM IST

Smartphone battery temperature sensors can be used to reveal accurate weather data

An app development group based in London has discovered that smartphone battery temperatures are correlated to actually weather conditions and this information can be used for real-time temperature readings.

Aug 14, 2013, 23:54 PM IST

Now, a smartphone battery that lasts for weeks

The prototype of the smartphone, made by electronic paper manufacturer E Ink, were loaded with a web browser, a message inbox, a contact directory and an ebook reader, reports the Herald Sun.

Mar 05, 2013, 09:25 AM IST