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Apple patents curved battery tech – so much for a Nexus smartwatch

Today we're learning that the folks up at Apple headquarters have just secured another patent that could be a huge deal in our mobile future. Apple has just patented some form of "curved battery" technology. With mobile devices growing to all shapes and sizes, and wearable computing (like Google Glass) taking off, this could be a big win for Apple in the courtroom.

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru aims to boost your battery life

We all know that one of the key areas of a smartphone is battery life. What use is that 5-inch HD display and awesome features if you never use them to conserve and last the rest of the day? In a way, battery life is the most important feature, and today Qualcomm's new app is hoping to increase exactly that. We've seen BatteryGuru before, but today it left beta and is readily available.

Student wins science fair with 30-second phone battery charger

This year at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair a surprising invention from one teen student stunned the crowd, yet only came in second place. What would that be? A new way to recharge a cellphone battery completely in only 20-30 seconds. Sounds amazing right? 18-year-old Eesha Khare from Saratoga California, came in second place with this invention of a supercapacitor that can charge a battery very quick.

HTC One doesn’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge

Earlier this year when Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 600 and 800 series quad-core mobile processors, one awesome feature was Quick Charge. Sadly we've recently learned this additional layer to improve battery life and recharge time was left out of HTC's flagship One smartphone. Even though their HTC DROID DNA enjoys new technology.

HTC One battery case released by mophie

In the past mophie was a name that many associated with the iPhone. While mophie has some external battery packs available, a big attraction coming from them are the battery cases and up until a few months back -- those were only available for those with an Apple device. That being said, mophie had previously released a battery case for the Galaxy S III and as of today they have announced another for the HTC One.

Battery Life: keeping charged while on the go

There is plenty to talk about when it comes to battery life and keeping your devices charged while on the go. At risk of stating the obvious, but this is one of those times when there never seems to be enough and where bigger seems to be better. The exception to that rule comes when the battery is large enough that it adds serious weight and size to the device. Anyway, the topic of batteries came up when we saw that Woot offering from last week, the one where they were offering the messenger and sling-style bags for $39. Basically, while trying to decide whether I needed to purchase the Powerbag, it got me to wondering -- how are most users keeping their device charged while out and about.

Powerbag Messenger bags hit Woot for $39 – battery included

If you've never heard of the popular backpacks of all shapes and sizes from Powerbag prepare to get excited. Powerbag offers a wide array of backpacks, messenger bags, shoulder sling bags and more all with an integrated battery to charge our Android smartphones and tablets. What's even better is you don't have to remove it to recharge your bag. I have my own and love it for trips to CES, but today Woot.com has these impressive accessories nearly $100 off for just $39.99.

Qualcomm details Quick Charge 2.0 to power devices 75% faster

We all want to spend less time by a wall outlet at the airport and more time browsing Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, ESPN, or whatever else we all do on our smartphones. Last week we reported on a feature called Quick Charge 1.0 from Qualcomm, but today they've introduced 2.0 to take things up a notch. Quick Charge has been around for some time, only they just detailed it last week, now today they're releasing details on what will make their new Snapdragon 800 series the best chip yet.
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