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Articles tagged with: battery life

Paper-Thin Sheet Measures Battery Life

Although most smartphones and tablets have built-in rechargeable batteries, there are still many electronics that run on the tried and true AA or AAA batteries. From inexpensive cameras to other types of electronics, batteries are still necessary.

Rechargeable batteries are great because you can just plug them in a wall-charger and not have to repeatedly buy packs and packs of batteries, draining your bank account. But how do you know if your batteries need a recharging?

Huawei Brings First Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Electronics manufacturer, Huawei, has just unveiled its 7″ MediaPad tablet, being the first to run the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The major difference between this version of Android, and previous versions of Android is that Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to work on smaller tablet devices as well.

The MediaPad is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and contains a high pixel density display. While the Motorola Xoom currently has the title for highest pixel density at 160ppi (pixels per ince), the new Huawei MediaPad has a pixel density of 217ppi. Just for reference, the iPad 2 only has a paltry 132ppi.

Eee Pad Transformer 2 W/ Windows 8, Due 2012

Although we recently heard about the Eee Pad Transformer’s debut, it looks like the company is already set to launch the Eee Pad Transformer 2, next year, with Windows 8. Although Android’s Honeycomb has been a hot commodity for recent tablets, I have a feeling that consumers are going to want to taste what Windows 8 has to offer.

News of the Transformer sequel was leaked by an Asus employee at this years Computex and was quickly reported on the french site, Les Numeriques. The employee was sure to note that users will have the option of sticking with Android on the new Eee pad, if they choose to.

Acer Updates It’s Awesome TimelineX Notebooks

Acer has just brought us a new concept of a timeline, that is, an updated series of the TimelineX range of notebooks. The TimelineX notebooks come in three sizes; the 13.3″ 3830T, 14″ 4830T, and the 15.6″ 5830T, which size you should get all depends on your laptop preferences.

Each notebook offers consumers a choice of choosing between Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i3 and i5 processors. Users also have the option of choosing integrated Intel HD graphics or Nvidia GeForce GT 520M/540M graphics with Optimus switching. The battery life will last up to eight hours on a full charge.

$249 Android Tablet By ViewSonic

ViewSonic has just announced that it will offer an Android-powered 7-inch tablet called the ViewBook 730 for $249.99. The tablet is an excellent entry-tablet for Android fans and features an 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display, along with a stylus for writing and drawing.

The tablet features a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and has 8GB of storage. The new tablet offers up to eight hours of fun-filled tablet activity.

New Nanotech Research Uses 100 Times Less Power

Researchers from the University of Illinois’ Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, have developed a new digital memory module that uses much less power and is faster than current memory solutions. This breakthrough could lead to future smartphone and laptop devices to have a much longer battery life, as well as possibly improving telecommunications.

The latest research on memory includes phase-change materials(PCM) as an alternative to the kind of memory that stores bits as a charge. Using PCM technology, each bit is stored in the resistance of the material itself and can and can be reversibly switched with short voltage pulses and localized Joule heating. Some advantages of this technology include…