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  • November 6, 2015
    Note: If you haven't already seen the Japanese trailer for The Force Awakens with EXTRA SCENES, go watch that over at IWatchStuff. Because what good is a movie everybody is excited about if you can't use it to sell batteries, this is a Star Wars themed Duracell commercial. It... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2015
    This is a picture of the Super Famicon (Super Nintendo) that Twitter user @UMIHARAKawase has kept plugging in and powered on for the last twenty years so he doesn't lose his progress on the original Umihara Kawase platforming game. The game cartridge actually does have a batt... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2014
    This is a video of two mesmerizing 9V battery packing robots recently on display at PackExpo 2014, which, yes, is a trade show about packaging things. Just look at those robots go! Way more efficient that people. If they had actual people doing this you'd have Lucille Ball s... / Continue →
  • December 22, 2011
    Seen here trying to steal my soul with her stare, a Sony employee demonstrates a new "biological" battery capable of turning cellulose into glucose into energy efficiently enough to power an MP3 player. Me? I'm still cool recharging mine via USB, but what do I know? (SPOILER... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2010
    Harry Potter laser tag wands not your cup of tea? What the f*** are you doing drinking tea in the first place? IT'S TAKING UP VALUABLE STOMACH REAL ESTATE WHERE YOU COULD FIT BOOZE. Anyway, how about a voice-activated Harry Potter wand flashlight? No? Not digging this one ... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2010
    Mmmm, liquefied jellyfish. I use it instead of jam on my sandwiches. It's tingly in my mouth. And now it's a key ingredient in developing nano-scale power cells. Don't tell PETA, they'll throw a fish! Scientists say by liquidizing the humble Aequorea victoria -- a glow-in-... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Brother (the printer/sewing machine company, not my brother Frank), has developed vibration-powered batteries that promise to stay charged simply by shaking them. Shake Weight battery chargers? I think so! Called the Vibration-powered Generating Battery (maybe in the future ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I've gotten this tip like a thousand times and have been trying to avoid posting it because, damnit, I'm just too classy for this kind of thing (yes, this is a monocle). I mean, it goes against all the theological and geometrical principles I hold dear. Then I realized I was ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2009
    It may look like the world's smallest golden wallet, but it's actually a cyborg battery. You see, in the future robots will harvest humans to provide the blood they need to recharge their batteries. Well, happy Sunday to you too! A small colony of yeast lives inside each bat... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    We reported on a 'death by cell phone explosion' last year, but that one turned out to be some guy trying to cover up accidentally killing a coworker. Maybe this one's real. Or maybe somebody else pushed the wrong lever. A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severi... / Continue →