Top Ten Tips to Make your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer

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It’s no surprise how often we use our cell phones. Whether e-mailing, Facebook status updating, or Angry Birds slinging, it seems that we always need to recharge. Cell phone battery life technology has lagged other advancements, such as high resolution displays, faster processors, and larger storage, all of which demand more power. Charging a phone more than once a day has become the norm for many users. In fact, many people have even resorted to carrying around a spare charger or large external battery packs. These tips should help alleviate the problem:

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Mobile Phones Could be Charged by the Sound of Your Voice

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Engineers have developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile to be powered up while its user holds a conversation

 A dead battery or a lost charger are among the frustrations of modern life for cellphone users.  There is now new research that promises a way to recharge phones using nothing but the power of the human voice.

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Nokia Patents Cell Phone that Recharges Itself by Harvesting Energy from Motion

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Nokia Morph uses solar power

Nokia is not adverse to dreaming up futuristic concepts (such as the Morph, pictured above, though the Morph used solar power), but this Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester sounds like it’ll either do what the company says it will, or bring about the grim future world envisioned in The Matrix where we’re all suddenly batteries. Batteries!

 

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Nissan Leaf: All-Electric Car Will Tell Drivers Where to Recharge

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An e-mail displayed on an iPhone (center) will tell Nissan Leaf owners when their car is finished charging. Dashboard displays (clockwise from top left) show the car’s driving range and charging stations

When the all-electric Nissan Leaf hits the U.S. market next year, consumers will have to consider its relatively short 100-mile driving range, as well as the scarcity of charging stations beyond their own homes. Nissan plans to tackle these concerns by providing information–and lots of it–to help drivers manage the recharging process.

 

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Human Energy Recycle System

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Going green is all the rage these days, which is why the Human Energy Recycle System, if implemented, could very well turn the way we live upside down in a good way. Comprising of wearable contraptions known as Solution Units, these come with a battery that can store harnessed energy, where said batteries can be removed to charge other devices such as cellphones and portable media players later on.

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Solar Tree: Personal Solar-Powered Pole

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I have a confession; I’m a total lost cause when it comes to recharging my phone, iPod and camera. Three gadgets I can’t leave my home without and somehow, I always leave it till the last moment for recharging! Needless to say, I manage just some amount of power on them and carry their wires with me, and plug them in the next available socket. Dandy, but what do I and others like me do, when we hit the beaches? Carry the Solar Tree of course! (Pics)

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Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia Developing A Cell Phone That Never Needs Recharging

Nokia hopes to create a device that could harvest enough power to keep a cell phone topped up. 

A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it’s developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.

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Nanoball Batteries Could Recharge Electric Cars In Minutes

Nanoball Batteries Could Recharge Electric Cars In Minutes

 A sample of the new battery material.

Researchers at MIT have designed a new battery that can recharge devices about 100 times faster than conventional lithium ion batteries. The design could lead to electric car batteries that charge in 5 minutes (compared with 8 hours in today’s electric cars) and cell phone batteries that charge in just 10 seconds.

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Measure Your Home Energy Use With The Spark Lamp

Measure Your Home Energy Use With The Spark Lamp 

The Spark Lamp concept by Beverly Ng is an LED lamp that you can flip over during the day to recharge itself using solar power. It’s designed to educate the owner about their power consumption. The lamp sports integrated WiFi which wirelessly keeps track of you home’s power usage. When you turn the lamp on, it will change colors and flash to tell you what your home’s power consumption is.

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Pen That Also Charges Your Phone

Pen That Also Charges Your Phone

 Keep your friends close, but your batteries even closer

 

Mobile chargers, small devices with batteries that you can plug a dying cellphone into, have been around for a while. But because they serve just one purpose, they haven’t caught on that well. People need to remember to carry them around with them so when the time is right, they have it on hand. Easier said than done.

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