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Scientists now know why rechargeable batteries go bad, and may know how to fix them

Scientists now know why rechargeable batteries go bad, and may know how to fix them

Sweet, sweet science is on its way to finding a cure for how lithium-ion batteries (like the one in your phone) lose their ability to hold a charge over time. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley, Brookhaven, and Stanford have found a pattern to the erosion that happens at both anode and cathode ends of the battery, when previously it was assumed the erosion was uniform. The salt that forms...

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Leak – Nokia Lumia 929 powered by 2510mAh battery, to be released in December

Leak – Nokia Lumia 929 powered by 2510mAh battery, to be released in December

Eagerly awaiting more details to emerge of the Lumia 929? Leakster 'Falorin' has you covered over on our community forum. A new photo of the unannounced Windows Phone in white has been leaked (see above for previously released render), as well as some information on the size of the battery. You're looking at an impressive 2510mAh power plant.  Falorin also lightly touches on a mid to...

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Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 3400 mAh battery; Nokia tablet due on AT&T “early November”

Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 3400 mAh battery; Nokia tablet due on AT&T “early November”

Nokia is reportedly preparing to launch the massive 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 this fall and Windows Phone Central can now bring you a little more information about the device. Yesterday, EvLeaks claimed that the Lumia 1520 will “launch” on September 26th, though we understand that to be incorrect. The device is still planned to be announced on this date but it won’t launch until early...

Daniel Rubino 160
Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

New screenshots reveal more on the Notification Center, actionable notifications and a Battery percentage option in Windows Phone 8.1 More information is coming forward regarding the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1. This time, alleged screenshots from build 8.10.12166.0 were posted in the Windows Phone Central forums by user qXerro. Although we have not verified the screenshots (they can...

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New "Power Cover" to be released for Microsoft's Surface tablets

If you’ve been loving your Microsoft Surface, but looking for battery life expansion – get excited. The long awaited Power Cover for the company’s line of tablet PCs is right around the corner. According to Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite, the new accessory will be available “after the launch of [Microsoft’s] second-generation tablets”. The new Power Cover will be compatible with the...

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Want to fix your Windows 8.1 battery issue on Surface RT? Turn your Bluetooth on!

Want to fix your Windows 8.1 battery issue on Surface RT? Turn your Bluetooth on!

According to Microsoft’s support forums, a user complained that his Surface RT running the latest version of the company’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview was seeing an extreme power decrease while in standby mode. The user also noted that a driver known as “Microsoft UART V2” seemed to be causing the issue. Microsoft’s support team contacted the user and requested he try switching his...

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Hello Friends lockscreen app not only displays your friends, but the weather and battery in latest update

Hello Friends lockscreen app not only displays your friends, but the weather and battery in latest update

Hello Friends is a useful and popular app for Windows Phone that enables consumers to add photos of contact stored on the device to the lockscreen and create the same mosaic effect that's utilised on the People Hub Live Tile. As well as being available for Windows Phone 8 (with the added lockscreen support), Hello Friends is also downloadable for Windows Phone 7 hardware, but lacks...

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Brando Power Jacket for the Nokia Lumia 920, double your power, double your pleasure

Brando Power Jacket for the Nokia Lumia 920, double your power, double your pleasure

One of the biggest struggles the past few years if you were a part of the Windows Phone community was the lack of accessories compared to iOS and Android devices. While we still may not have the number and variety they have, we are slowly gaining extra accessories for devices like the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X. Today we’ve got one more for the Lumia crowd, a cover from Brando for your 920...

Sam Sabri 160
Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Anyone who makes use of GPS functionality on a smartphone understands the impact such connectivity has on the limited battery supply that's packed inside the device. Unfortunately, we're not quite at the stage where 10,000mAh batteries are utilised, so Microsoft Research has been working on a cloud-powered GPS chip that will reportedly slash battery consumption on smartphones. As well...

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