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Liquid Powered Battery Can Run for 10 Years

Batteries aren’t only a burden on your wallet, but they can cause some serious side-effects for the environment as well. Alternative methods are starting to pop-up, and this NoPoPo AA Battery is one of those. Powered by most any liquid, the NoPoPo Battery can last up to ten years on a single charge of simple H2O. In fact, if you ...

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Battery Collector Gets Your Batteries Out of the Junk Drawer

Even people with above-average organization skills sometimes have a rough time keeping track of full batteries. Somewhere in your house, you likely have a junk drawer. And in that junk drawer is doubtless no less than 10 batteries of varied remaining energy levels. The Battery Collector is an all-in-one solution to battery organization and level testing. Shelf slots offering a ...

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Battery Salt and Pepper Cell Shaker: Now Alkaline Free!

Created with stainless steel and glass, Antrepo created this awesome set of salt and pepper shaker, designed to look like a pair of D batteries. A clever commenter referred to the product as “A Salt and Battery.” Get it? You know those batteries with the power level meter on them? You know, the ones where you have to squeeze the ...

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Under The Hood: 17-Inch Macbook Pro

Goddamn would you look at the size of this thing. Two gigantic fans that look like they belong on the latest GeForce card and a battery that can be used to fend off potential attackers. iFixIt, a company that regularly goes inside brand new Macs to get a closer look at them, cracked open a brand-spankin’ new 17-inch unibody Macbook ...

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Originals: Path Finding Bot

My buddy Peter Wang made this path finding robot using a PIC16F876 chip. The interface is done with WinPic software uploaded via serial port. The robot detects obstacles in its path, moves towards them and then avoids them by going around them or by going in the opposite direction. It’s run by four AA batteries which power three motors and ...

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The reviveLITE Charges Apple Gadgets While Lighting The Way

I always find myself stubbing my toe when navigating through my room in the dark. It hurts like hell. If only I had this nightlight/charger for my iPhone. With the $40 dollar reviveLITE, I’d not only be rejuvenating my iPhone’s battery, but I’d also be saving my toenails from an otherwise gruesome deformity after colliding with an unforeseen object. Developed ...

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The YETI Is No Myth

Few things in this world possess the security that an apelike creature from the Himalayan region provides. Yet, if you can’t find the abominable snowman you can always name your portable security device after it. The difference? This yeti is no myth and it just might save your hide when everything goes SNAFU. Enter the YETI Portable Security System YT-100. ...

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New MSI Wind Netbooks Are All About The Juice

Word of MSI’s latest line of Wind netbooks has surfaced. Attempting to beat out its netbook competitors in battery life, MSI has unveiled the Wind U110, U115 and U120. The U110 and U115 stress battery longevity, with a 6-cell battery that comes standard, an upgraded Intel Atom processor that uses 20% less power and a hybrid storage device that also ...

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Hacked: Sony PSP 3000

Sony has gone on the record saying that the piracy is affecting PSP game sales. That’s a givein; if it’s free, take it. This time around, a peripheral manufacturer called Datel has cracked the PSP 3000 by forcing it into service mode. Datel did some silicon hacking on a chip level to find out how it could force the PSP ...

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