Battery Life

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ARM acquires Bluetooth tech firms to improve battery life of IoT devices

Chip maker ARM is trying to improve the battery life of IoT devices that use Bluetooth to communicate data, with the acquisitions of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices.

Researchers draw energy from body motion to power wearables

Researchers in Korea are working on a way to solve the battery life problem in the wearables market. 

Battery draining? There's an app for that!

If your smartphone seems to lack energy and you find yourself looking for the nearest wall outlet more than you like, the fault may be with your apps--not your phone.

Firms test their equipment on the go

Enterprise use of wireless handheld and portable test equipment is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to increase signification of the next few years, with market revenues reaching $3 billion in 2019, up from $2.1 billion in 2012.

iPhone owners bemoan battery drain, Wi-Fi issues following iOS 6.1.3 update

Battery drain issues are once again plaguing some iPhone and iPad owners following the release of Apple's new iOS 6.1.3 software update, with some consumers also blaming the release for issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Can Intel-based Windows 8 tablets compete with Windows RT devices in battery life?

The ARM processor has a well-earned reputation of having exceptional battery life, which is one reason it is so widely used in smartphones and tablets today. However, the previously large edge that ARM has maintained over Intel chips may be shrinking with the release of System on a Chip devices from Intel.

Some users report shortened battery life after Mountain Lion upgrade

Apple is currently investigating an issue in which some customers have reported a significant drop in battery life on their Mac laptops after upgrading to OS X 10.8, or Mountain Lion, which was released on July 25. 

Tests show iPad 2 with 32nm A5 chip boasts better battery life

Not all iPads are equal after all, even those in the same generation.

New iPad can be LTE hotspot for 24 hours without recharging

The algorithm driving the new iPad's battery display was revealed to be plain wrong, falsely reporting that the iPad is fully charged up to two hours before it really is. That much was known last

Windows 8 to feature better power management

The upcoming Windows 8 operating system will come with improved power management capabilities, according to a new blog post on Building Windows 8. According to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), one reason