SunCat Solar Recharging Batteries

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Designer Knut Karlsen has come up with the innovative idea of integrating flexible solar cells onto rechargeable batteries. Karlsen’s current battery is just a prototype and isn’t exactly ideal the charging isn’t that efficient and the battery itself has to be smaller to fit all of the extra components but hopefully the design will get […]

World’s Smallest USB Battery Charger

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Freeloader now has the smallest and lightest battery charger in the world. It allows you to recharge AA, AAA NiMH and NiCd rechargeable batteries through your computers USB port. Features: LED charging and battery power indicators Tough, rubberised casing Recharges batteries in 3-4 hours You can pick up this device over at Gizoo for about […]

Gateway Recalls 14,000 Notebook Batteries

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Gateway is recalling 14,000 notebook batteries from Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG Series notebooks sold between May 2003 and August 2003. Gateway says that there have been 4 reported cases of overheating batteries from the notebooks in question. The affected batteries can be identified by the following part numbers: 6500760 or 6500761. If you own one […]

Acer Recalls 27,000 batteries

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(Dell Laptop Exploding) After a notebook exploded in someones lap Acer decided to recall the batteries affected. That means 27,000 more batteries will be added to the defective list. TravelMate and Aspire series notebooks with model numbers starting with 242, 320, 321, 330, 422, 467, 561, C20, 556, 560, 567, 930, 941 and 980 are […]

Another Exploding battery, Macbook This time

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This scares me because I have a MacBook. I do always shut it down at night time and almost never have it in sleep mode. I don’t leave it plugged in while I’m not around but this still scares me. The user (mattyb) on the MacTalk forums said that the notebooks battery life seemed to […]

Lenovo Recalling 205,000 Batteries

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Lenovo is recalling 205,000 of its 9 cell batteries. The batteries were sold as replacement or optional batteries for ThinkPad R60, R60e, T60, T60p, Z60m, Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p notebooks. The batteries with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled. The batteries, made by Sanyo, could catch fire if hit hard in […]

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