Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth chips could bring ANC to lower-cost earbuds

Today, Qualcomm unveiled its next-generation of ultra-low-power Bluetooth Systems on a Chip (SoCs). The SoCs are designed for true wireless earbuds and hearables, and they could make top-end features, like active noise cancellation (ANC) and voice as...

The latest Timex smartwatch has 25-day battery life

The newest Timex Ironman smartwatch, the R300 GPS, bundles the workout essentials -- on-wrist heart rate monitoring, guided coaching, a range of performance metrics and water resistance up to 30 meters -- and avoids adding unnecessary extras that som...

OnePlus phones will optimize charging based on your sleep habits

OnePlus is working on a new OxygenOS feature called Optimized Charging that will attempt to extend the life of your phone's battery by taking your sleep schedule into account. When you put your OnePlus phone to charge before going to bed, it will ref...

Sennheiser’s $200 gaming headset promises 100 hours of battery life

Today, Sennheiser released its latest wireless gaming headset, the GSP 370. The headset's boldest claim is that it offers 100 hours of battery life, thanks to low power consumption and a long-lasting battery. For gamers who play six hours per week, S...

Apple’s new iPhones can better manage your battery as it ages

In 2017, iPhone users discovered a software-based power throttling feature that was meant to prevent random shutdowns as the phone's battery aged. Apple's lack of clarity around the program turned what was meant to be a helpful failsafe into a debacl...

Apple might force Facebook to change how its apps handle voice calls

A change coming in iOS 13 could force Facebook to change Messenger and WhatsApp. As The Information reports, Apple will no longer allow these apps to run Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in the background when it's not in use. At the moment, apps...

Rivian will repurpose used EV batteries for solar power in Puerto Rico

Rivian is known for pushing the boundaries of battery tech. Not only is the startup working on the first all-electric pickup for the US market, it's also planning "Rivian-to-Rivian" charging, which will allow its vehicles to charge each other, and it...

iOS 7.1.1 Improves iPhone Battery Life


Apple's latest iOS 7.1.1 not only brings the security updates, touch ID improvements and bug fixes, but it also brings in its wake iPhone battery life improvement. A recent analysis from ZDNet's...