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Smartphones: 14 Great Things iPhones and BlackBerrys Can Do

Control 7 different devices with your iPhone, play Internet radio on your BlackBerry, and more.

First Look: Sharp's Solar-Powered Cell Phone

Sharp has just unveiled the world's first solar-powered cell phone where 10 minutes in the sun will give you enough juice for about a minute of talk time.


General Motors and Segway Unveil the PUMA Transporter

Struggling auto-maker General Motors unveils a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle jointly developed with Segway.


Squeeze More Life out of Your Battery

When battery life really counts, adjusting a few simple settings can keep unproductive darkness at bay.

Laptop Battery Power Tips

Learn how to keep your notebook going when you're away from a wall socket and there's no power port in sight.

HP Starts Selling Batteries Guaranteed for Laptop's Lifetime

Hewlett-Packard's new Enviro laptop batteries from Boston Power are guaranteed to last three years.


Coming Soon: Batteries that Recharge in Three Seconds

MIT researchers have discovered a new method of recharging lithium ion batteries at super-fast speeds.

Kodak Announces $200 10x Optical Zoom Cam

The Kodak EasyShare Z915 point-and-shoot camera also uses AA batteries.


Extend Laptop Battery Life With Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida has tips for improving battery life on the road, making your laptop battery last longer, and saving energy with Windows Vista.

Give Your Laptop Battery a Longer Lease on Life

Here's a trick for deskbound laptop users: Pull the plug. But not the one you think.