A discovery in the self-orienting properties of a titanium oxide nanostructure may allow for drastically faster charging electronic devices.
Apple said this week the fix for the battery-zapping bugs will be out in a few weeks.
Apple's iPhone 4S battery blues should act as the catalyst for change, with users demanding better battery performance no matter the handset brand.
Users are helping each other with makeshift battery-saving techniques while Apple remains mute in response to their complaints.
NEC said Monday that it has developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that doubles the life span of conventional models.
Researchers propose a new mode to boost your phone's battery life by about 50 percent by putting it in an "almost-totally-asleep" mode.