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CES 2012 - Show Overview with Pictures

clock January 12, 2012 15:13 by author Ty

Check out all of the new gadgets and electronics at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Some of the staff at eBatts.com are attending the show this week and are taking pictures of all the new products on display. We will be posting these pictures throughout the week, so here's the first batch of pictures from CES 2012.

Otterbox press kit that comes with mouth wash, lip balm, hand wipes, vitamin C.

 


Sharp Aquos Freestyle TVs

 

Sharp Aquos Board

 

 

 

Samsung Series 5

 

Samsung Galaxy SII

 

Samsung Digital Cameras and Camcorders

 

 

Samsung Digital Cameras - SMART Zooming, SMART Sharing, WB150F Camera

 

Samsung Camcorder - QF20

Samsung 30 Pin / Micro USB Combo cord

 

Samsung sync cable. Samsung pin to micro usb

 

Galaxy Nexus

 

 

 

Galaxy Note

 

 

Polaroid Instant Camera

 

Polaroid Instant Camera Printing out a Photo

 

Old School Polaroid Cameras with a new Touch

 

T-Tech by Tumi - Soft touch international adapter. 2.1 amp

 



HP Team to Create New webOS Hardware

clock December 9, 2011 23:40 by author Jeremy

Meg Whitman (CEO) and Marc Andreessen (board member) of HP sat down today in an interview with The Verge to discuss the future of webOS - a platform which, just months ago, many thought would be halted completely. But even with the fire sale of HP TouchPad tablets continuing on Sunday, Dec. 11, Whitman and Andreessen admit that webOS won't actually be going away anymore.

Specifically, one may expect webOS to return in a new type of HP Tablet. While Whitman and Andreessen admit that there are no concrete decisions yet, they agree that a tablet is a much more acceptable option for the previously-dead platform. "I do not believe we will be in the smartphone business again," said Whitman earlier on in the interview.

The same team that developed webOS will continue to work on it, along with a slew of new partners. Whitman and Andreessen announced that they want webOS to become an open source platform, but also concede that getting there may take a while due to the technology behind webOS. "...there are some current components of webOS - in its current form - that are not open sourceable, so there's some work that has to happen to swap those out and swap in some open source alternatives," said Andreessen.

Check out the link below for a full transcript of the interview on The Verge.

Source: The Verge

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Battery Charging and Energy Capacity Could Increase Tenfold

clock November 30, 2011 01:10 by author Jeremy

A recent groundbreaking study has led to success in increasing charging capacity and speed of lithium ion batteries. Professor Harold Kung and his group of engineers at Northwestern University have accomplished this feat by adjusting graphene layers, which are directly related to how fast charging can occur. Now, charging capcity and speed increase by a factor of ten, just by poking small holes in the battery's graphene layers.

Additionally, Kung's team also increased the density of lithium ions, which allowed for their test-batteries to last for over a week on a single charge. (The science behind it isn't so simple, of course.) The downside is that these lithium-ion batteries lost their fast-charging long-lasting abilities after roughly 150 charges, which is a drastic difference in how long lithium-ion batteries normally last.

If perfected, this science could help create the next generation lithium-ion battery. Check out the source link below for more info.

Source: northwestern.edu



Apple Announces Update in Upcoming Weeks for iPhone 4S Battery

clock November 3, 2011 23:14 by author Jeremy

The iPhone 4S may have been praised for its addition of Siri, but this esteemed phone hasn't been without its troubles either. Since its release, the latest iPhone has had a slew of customers complaining about an extremely short battery life.

The Apple forums have been a great source of information and meetings for those with battery performance woes. Many discovered that bugs in iOS 5 were partly to blame for the sudden drops in battery life, with the bugs coming from the Calendar and Time Zone Settings. However, this doesn't limit the performance issues strictly to iOS 5.

Apple has released a statement saying an official update will be coming in the next few weeks to help alleviate these issues. In the mean-time, check out the links below from techcrunch and cnet for tips on how to get your battery to survive until the official software patch is released.

Sources: cnbc.com

iPhone battery tips: techcrunch.com, cnet.com

Check out ebatts very own selection of Apple chargers and accessories as well.



KDDI Corp. replaces Sony batteries in Casio, Hitachi phones

clock October 10, 2011 22:34 by author Jeremy

Three phone models (two by Casio, one by Hitachi) will be replacing their Sony-made batteries with KDDI Corp. batteries, the second-largest mobile phone operator in Japan. This is due to concerns about the batteries overheating.

Sony, a giant in consumer electronics, has had several recalls over the years, including several years in a row (starting 2006) of Dell laptop batteries. They're also known for their recent issues this past year revolving around computer hacks made against the company.

The phones in question were sold between 2007 and 2009. There have been customer complaints in both 2010 and 2011 of the batteries overheating, which may result in the battery melting.

While a change of batteries in three handheld electronic phones may not have a large effect on the company's monetary standing, it could definitely affect their reputation.

Source: businessweek



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