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Report: Tesla working on battery-cell R&D to loosen ties with Panasonic

Enlarge / A Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric automobile sits connected to a charger inside a Tesla store in Munich, Germany, on Monday, March 30, 2015. Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images According to a report today from CNBC, Tesla is working on research and development of battery cells in a lab near its manufacturing …

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Google Fit update delivers a much-needed power-saving mode

Cherlynn Low / Engadget Google is taking steps to address one of the most commonly-cited smartwatch complaints: battery life. In a bid to increase the time between charges (which at this juncture is usually two days max), Google Fit‘s latest update will come with a battery-saving low power GPS mode. Details about the update are …

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Arizona utility reveals battery deals that give California a run for its money

Enlarge / A switch yard that receives electricity from photovoltaic solar panels in Yuma County, Arizona. Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images Last week, Arizona Public Service (APS) announced that it would procure 850 megawatts (MW) of battery storage by 2025. APS, which is the largest utility in the southwestern state, also said it would add …

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Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village Wildpoldsried, southern Germany, is pictured on July 5, 2016. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images On Friday, oil major Royal Dutch Shell and German energy storage company Sonnen announced that Shell would acquire Sonnen for an undisclosed amount. Sonnen has been …

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Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks

Dell Dell’s Hybrid Power Adapter is a clever way to keep your laptop running when you’re far from a wall outlet, but some models pose a safety risk. The PC maker has issued a recall for versions of the combo power brick and battery bank made between January 2017 and March 2017 after 11 reports …

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