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Smartphone Battery Life Could Be Dramatically Improved in "Subconscious Mode"

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.


Electricity-Harvesting Device May Put Power in Your Steps

Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison have created an energy-harvesting technology called 'reverse electrowetting' that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.

AMD Updates C- and E-Series CPUs to Boost Laptop Performance, Battery Life

Chipmaker focuses on laptops for portable computing, questioning whether the tablet market has room for more than iPad.


Motorola Titanium Review: Great Battery Life, Not Much Else

The Titanium is a push-to-talk phone with great battery life, but slow data speeds make it useless as a smartphone.


Security, Hacker Conferences Have Technology Industry Buzzing

The world's best security researchers and hackers have gathered in Las Vegas for the Black Hat and Def Con security conferences, and news about their work is creeping out like a toxic flood.

Travel Smart: The Best Tech Gear for the Road

You can take it with you. A digital nomad reveals his favorite mobile equipment for traveling light.

Apple MacBook Batteries Vulnerable to Malware, Destruction

A researcher has studied the batteries in several MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs and discovered they are vulnerable to being hacked.

How to Work Outdoors

Working outside is often an eye-squinting, headache-inducing, battery-draining agony. It doesn’t have to be, if you follow these outdoor computing tips.

Apple iPad, Day 10: iPad 2 Just Keeps Going and Going

Today I compare the iPad 2 against my Dell XPS M1330 notebook to see how they stack up when it comes to battery life.

12 Terrific Tips for Taking Tech on Vacation

Going on vacation and worried about running out of juice, scheduling your DVR from the road, or making sure that you can see your Amazon, Hulu Plus, and Netflix streaming video while away? Here's some advice.