Israeli startup Electroad has launched an experiment, where the road mounted electromagnetic induction coils to charge electric cars the car is in motion.the basic principle of the system is the same as, say, the smartphone wireless charging and electric toothbrushes, writes the Inhabitat.Electroadin model has already been tried successfully.Now it is becoming even wider test bus route in Tel Aviv.If such technologies become more common, electric cars will no longer need to download separately.Electroad promise more cost-effective, more efficient and cleaner ways to move.
Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year Facebook s chief product officer, Chris Cox, took the unusual step of making his staff ditch their iPhones and move to Android until they sorted out the issues.But the problems have remained, and recently they led the Android blogger Russell Holly to dump the app, starting a chain reaction which revealed something rather interesting about the app s performance.Prompted by Holly s revelation that life on Android was better without Facebook s app, Reddit user pbrandes eth tested the app s impact on the performance of an LG G4.They found that when the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps were uninstalled, other apps on the smartphone launched 15% faster.They found similar results when testing for app loading performance.Over the course of a day my Huawei Nexus 6P had 20% more battery.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.The only differences drivers will notice are the “voltaic clicks and hums” when the vehicle starts up.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.Underneath the sleek skin of the I-Pace sit two electric motors perched on the front and rear axles.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.It’s the cheapest car in the company’s line-up, with the entry-level version costing around $35,000 (£27,000).This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.The range-topping variant comes with a 310-mile-per-charge battery and goes from 0-60mph in 5.1secs.
A heads-up display, which projects information such as the car's speed and battery life in front of the driver, could prevent drivers from looking at the 15ins display while driving and therefore help them focus on the road.Despite its focus on autonomous technology, the driving experience in the Model 3 “remains enjoyably analogue”, says Car magazine, while the vehicle's acceleration performance easily matches its more expensive sibling, the Model S.Drivers may find themselves using only their right foot to drive the Model 3, thanks to its regenerative braking system, which automatically applies the brakes when coasting in order to charge battery.The batteries themselves come in two different options, says Top Gear - offering a 220-mile-per-charge range or 310 miles per charge.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."
While previous spy shots of the entry-level electric car "appeared to be flat, spartan, and lifeless", the website says the production version feels "refreshing" and "expansive" because of the lack of dials and buttons.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."Prices are expected to start at around £30,000 "after government grants", says the Daily Mail, although UK deliveries are not expected until next year.The cheaper model comes with a battery range of 220 miles.Tesla Model 3: Performance version to arrive 'next year'
A "performance" version of the Tesla Model 3 is due to arrive next year, founder Elon Musk has revealed.Focus now is on getting out of Model 3 production hell."While there's no mention of what differences a performance version would have over the standard Model 3, Electrek says it expects it to come with the regular car's 310-mile battery pack along with "a dual motor all-wheel-drive system".The event also saw the confirmation of prices for the company's first mass-production saloon with The Verge reporting the entry-level Model 3 will go on the market for $35,000 (£27,000) while a version with a longer battery life will be priced at $44,000 (£34,000).UK prices have yet to be announced and more details are expected when Tesla ramps up deliveries later this year.Musk revealed the first production in July and it bares a striking resemblance to both the concept version and Tesla's range-topping Model S saloon.
Yle news at the time, that also Kokkola has been in contact with.in Kokkola, for example, is Freeport Cobalt's factory, as well as Finland's third largest port.in Addition, the mining company Keliber open Europe's first lithium mine 50 kilometres from the Caustic."of Course, the choice should be at all significant to the entire Finland level," he continued.Yle estimates that around four billion euros to pay the factory will employ about 3,000 people."But it would be places in Finland, then Kokkola, or any other, so let's talk nationally is a very significant issue.
Samsung is gearing up to launch a new smartphone that uses parts from its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled last year after a series of battery fires.Called the "Note Fan Edition", the company says the new mobile will utilise parts from the 2.5 million recalled Note 7 handsets to minimise the environmental impact of the faulty units.While the handset will share much of its design with the old phone, the South Korean tech giant says it gets a new battery that has been "enhanced with multiple safety designs and a rigorous eight-point battery safety test".This is expected "to calm the fans that the Fan Edition is aimed at", says Alphr, referring to the fault in the design of the original Note 7's battery that resulted in multiple device fires and the recall of every unit sold.The Fan Edition is expected to recover some of the £2.5bn lost as a result of the fiasco, adds the website.It is also believed to be a response to environmentalists who called for Samsung to handle its defective Note 7s using methods that would "reduce the amount of so-called e-waste", reports the BBC.
Google, not being particularly amenable to letting other robots into your life has unveiled its own version, Home.Just by speaking, you can order an Uber, play Spotify, set alarms or just ask questions.Duo, meanwhile, is quite simply Google's answer to FaceTime or Skype, allowing internet video calls.Both are coming for iOS and Android in the summer.Google's next software operating system update for smartphones and tablets, codenamed Android N, has been released as a developer previewThe new system will be named after a tasty treat, and could be called Nerds, Nutella or NougatNew features include split-app multitasking, the ability to reply to messages from within a notification and increased battery efficiencyGoogle has been dipping its toes in low-end VR with Google Cardboard for a couple of years, but is stepping up by bringing it to Android N.A new feature called Daydream will allow certain phones to up their performance to deliver VR, and Google is releasing a Play Store, Street View and YouTube for VR.Google is also thinking beyond the limitations of Cardboard, and has produced a blueprint for a headset which it will share with third-parties, alongside a natty little controller reminiscent of the Siri-powered pointer Apple unveiled alongside the latest Apple TV last year.
Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms.The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for e-skin and e-clothes products.See Also: America trumps Europe in fitness wearables The components are electronically connected via flexible copper-polymer interconnects, mounted on a highly elastic silicone core, and enclosed within a silicone shell, the team said.The authors demonstrated the use of these systems for continual logging and wireless transmission of body temperature data in a variety of realistic scenarios, such as monitoring skin temperature during physical exercise and bathing, and measuring temperature changes during breathing.The battery may also be a welcome addition to the e-skin market, with researchers recently creating a much longer lasting tattoo that changes color and can even track things like UV rays and heart-rate.Wearables are still a young market, but with 67 percent growth from 2015 to 2016, more companies are starting to see the potential of devices able to gather more data on the customer.
A video has turned up that shows the Nexus 5x smartphone that normally runs Android running the Windows 10 Mobile operating system.All of the text is in what appears to be Chinese writing on the video so most of us can't understand what is being said.We also can't read much in the way of what the icons and settings menus seen.Whoever made the video doesn t offer any detail on what exactly it took to get Windows 10 installed and running on the Nexus 5x hardware.One big feature missing is a memory card slot.Power comes from a 2700 mAh internal battery good for ten hours of surfing the web on LTE connections.
In case you forgot to mark the date or got distracted by Google's huge keynote today, here's a friendly reminder: the HTC 10 is now available from T-Mobile, right on time.As previously promised, the Uncarrier has a couple of gifts for those who grab one of the new HTC handsets…assuming you do so by May 24 and that supplies don't run out first.Those who grab the HTC 10 from T-Mobile before the aforementioned date will get an HTC Ice View case and an HTC Rapid Charger for free, whereas buying them separately would be $85.Those who get the handset on T-Mobile s monthly device plan will pay $28.34/month for 24 months, as well, on top of a $20 SIM starter kit fee.The handset features a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and the option of expanding the storage up to a huge 2TB.Battery life is substantial at up to 30.4 hours of talk time and nearly 21 days of standby time.
There s one big obstacle holding back flexible electronics and conformable wearables, and that s stiff li-ion batteries.Now, a team of scientists has developed a stretchable mesh of power cells that sticks to surface like a Band-Aid, and it can even charge itself.The result is a medical sensing device that the team claims will provide a never-ending stream of bio-sensor data.In tests published in PNAS, the team showed that the device could be stretched by 30 percent of its original length while still working perfectly.The advance overcomes part of the difficulty with flexible power sources.Adding solar cells means that the cells are constantly topped up—though the flexible device will only be useful for devices that require only modest amounts of power.
Credit: PowerstrapPebble s plan to make its current generation of smartwatches even smarter is a genius one: The company includes a port for accessory makers to create straps that add all sort of functionality to the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel.Powerstrap just launched a Kickstarter for its Pal GPS smartstrap for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel, which will let you track runs and store them on the sporty, sweat- and water-resistant strap which comes in six colors for up to 24 hours, no smartphone required.You then sync the GPS data with your phone, where you can view pace, speed, altitude, and a map of the route you ran.You can brag about your stats with easy social media sharing, too.Powerstrap actually promises to extend your Pebble s battery life by seven days with its own 250mAh battery, which means it doesn t use your Pebble s battery at all.Early backers can nab a Pal for as low as $65.
It s been a while since we last heard from Alcatel and TCL but the brand are still in business and today have just announced news of a new all metal phone.To the best of our knowledge this is the first all metal phone from Alcatel in fact we don t remember an Alcatel/TCL with even a metal chassis .The new model will be called the Flash Plus 2 and will feature a 5.5-inch FHD OGS display, 3000mAh battery and fast charging technology.Mediatek provide a Helio P10 chipset, and the phone will come in either 2GB 16GB or 3GB 32GB memory options, with both models having support for up to 128GB SD cards.Like many other new smartphones the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 has a fingerprint scanner, this time in a physical button on the chin of the phone.There is also a 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear with dual LED flash.Pricing is actually very good with the phone costing from $160 for the basic version rising to only $190 for the 3GB RAM model.Best of all the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 will officially go on sale in the Philippines, Malaysia, Monaco and Thailand to start with other markets coming soon.
It has a 5.5 inch full HD display and a 16 MP camera which according DxOMarks tests should be really good. Inside, there is Mid-processor Snapdragon 617, 2-4 GB of memory and 16-64 GB of storage. Photo: Moto At the same time selected retailers also start selling the slightly stripped-down regular Moto G. It has the same screen, but a slightly less dissolved camera of 13 MP. Moto G is released as I said also in June at a slightly lower price. Photo: Moto Later in the summer is also said Moto G Play come. The battery of 2800 mAh is said to last the entire day.
The phablet will be in the form of the Xperia XA Ultra, a mid-range device with one big headline feature.Overall, the way the device looks – apart from being larger – is the same.Despite being a big 6ins device, the battery is rather small.It's a 2,700mAh cell which Sony claims will give you two days of battery life.To put it into perspective, the iSight camera used on the iPhone 6S – the device's main camera – is a 12 megapixel sensor, likewise the new though highly optimised camera hardware found on the Samsung Galaxy S7.No prices have been revealed yet and neither have the markets the XA Ultra will be available in.
Just attach this case to your iPhone 6 or 6s, and the next time you catch yourself low on juice, don't panic -- just push a button and the built-in rechargeable 1,840mAh lithium-ion polymer battery gets you an additional 22 hours of talk time, 16 hours of internet use, and 17 hours of video playback.Plus, it provides level 2 high impact protection while also being compact, adding only .3 inches to your phone's thickness and less than 3 oz.It currently averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon read reviews .With a regular list price of $60, this 33% off deal saves you $20.See Mophie's discounted Juice Pack now on Amazon.
Gionee s Marathon line of phones is all about battery life, and the newest entrant — the Marathon M5 is nothing different.The phone went live today in the Indian market with a hefty 5020mAh battery.With that, the Marathon M5 Plus also features an octa-core processor, and more that you ll see below.India CEO and MD for Gionee, Arvind Vohra had the following to say: We are thrilled to bring the M5 Plus to India.The device is a perfect reflection of a beautifully crafted powerhouse.Our motto with the Marathon series remains the same with each device to make people s life stress-free with no battery issues bothering them.Gionee Marathon M5 SpecificationsThe phone comes with rather mild hardware, besides of course the 5020mAh battery.Here it is:2.5D Curved 6-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD AMOLED displayDual SIM, Dual Standby, USB Type-CFingerprint SensorOcta-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6753 SoC64GB ROM3GB RAM13.0MP rear camera5.0MP front cameraAmigo 3.1, based on Android 5.15020 mAh battery with fast chargingThe Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has been priced 26,999 INR $403 in India.
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