Matsushita announced plans to mass-produce a laptop battery that won’t explode.
Last night, an explosion rocked Paypal’s network operations center, blasting windows and leaving a haze in its wake.
My wife just (six weeks later) got her new battery from Apple for her Powerbook G4. The instructions on the printed materials that came with the new battery stated that the old battery had to be drained prior returning. Suggested ways to do this: play a dvd, play a CD or play the Chess game computer vs. computer.
The fun isn’t over for some Apple Powerbook G4 owners affected by the recent battery recall. Not only did some replacement batteries not power systems correctly, others don’t even fit flush with the laptops.
Engineers at Brown have invented a battery that uses plastic, instead of metal, to conduct electricty. The new device, “marries the power of a capacitor with the storage capacity of a battery.”
Paul is the tech guy at an all-Mac private school and he’s more steaming than a self-immolating battery.