Due to the nature of lithium ion batteries, the volatility and the power they can be rather expensive. Since they are expensive, it only makes sense to make the battery last as long as possible. The first tip to elongating the life of your battery is the discharge cycle. Lithium ion batteries prefer a partial discharge compared to a deep discharge. A deep discharge is similar to a car battery, it requires a large amount of the battery to be used before recharging. It is best to avoid taking the charge to zero for lithium ions. These batteries do not require a memory, so a partial discharge will not harm them. (more…)
The battery is dead, again. What happened? A few months ago, this battery would last for days. Now it is lucky to survive during the waking hours. It was fully charged last night. Today, battery life is essential, especially with the advent of smart phones that can play music, games, text message, do homework, and occasionally operate as a phone. Many people have opted to lose the land line and go completely mobile. This is all fine, until the battery dies while standing in the middle of Times Central Station with no way to charge it. (more…)
September 17 nears and anticipation builds as the supposed release of the Google Android dubbed the G1 goes into pre-sale that day. People are already began to say it will rival the Apples – AT&T’s iPhone or will it?. The phone hasn’t hit the market yet and there has already been a lot controversy over the phone. The Android’s development team is displeased with the overall development of the OS and Googles lack of support to say the least.