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At long last, new lithium battery tech actually arrives on the market (and might already be in your smartphone)

At long last, new lithium battery tech actually arrives on the market (and might already be in your smartphone)

Amprius, a battery startup based in Silicon Valley, is making waves with a new kind of lithium-ion battery that stores around 20% more energy than batteries currently on the market. Unlike most battery breakthroughs that we write about on ExtremeTech, this one is actually here today: Amprius is already shipping its batteries to some smartphone makers, and has recently secured ...

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The 10 best tech cars of 2013

The 10 best tech cars of 2013

1 of 11 Next Here at ExtremeTech, the best cars are the cars with the best technology. In 2013, just about every car is fast enough, they all have the safety basics including seat belts, electronic stability control and airbags, and most get decent fuel economy for their size. What’s left is the technology that helps you correct driving errors, ...

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The top 10 tech and science stories of 2013

The top 10 tech and science stories of 2013

1 of 10 Next You are looking at a human retina that has been upgraded with a bionic eye implant. Cool. ExtremeTech, as you’ve hopefully noticed by now, deals primarily in bleeding edge technology and science. Technological advances are, as the French so eloquently say, our raison d’être — our reason for existing. When you spend every day reading about such ...

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High quality graphene wafers fabricated using beetle tech

High quality graphene wafers fabricated using beetle tech

Many beetles, like ladybugs, have the ability to stick to things as they walk underwater. They can do this by trapping tiny bubbles within hair-like structures on their feet. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have used a similar bubble trick to develop a way to make high quality graphene films. Their new technique is the first which can ...

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Nvidia G-Sync reviewed: Will the new monitor tech reinvent gaming, or vanish as a niche product?

Nvidia G-Sync reviewed: Will the new monitor tech reinvent gaming, or vanish as a niche product?

In October, Nvidia revealed its new monitor synchronization technology designed to improve game experiences by synchronizing directly with the GPU rather than relying on standard timing systems. Dubbed G-Sync, the new method could revolutionize monitor technology — if it delivers as advertised. Now that the first reviews of G-Sync are in, what kind of real-world improvement do we see? So ...

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IBM tackles MRSA and other healthcare infections with RFID-enforced hand washing tech

IBM tackles MRSA and other healthcare infections with RFID-enforced hand washing tech

It’s crazy, but one of the most dangerous things you can do is visit the hospital. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly two million hospital patients contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) every year, and 90,000 of those HAIs result in death. These infections — superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) — ...

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2013 LA Auto Show: The best tech cars

Los Angeles might be America’s best auto show even if New York, Detroit, and Chicago draw more, claim more tradition, or boast bigger convention centers. Southern California is America’s epicenter for cars, style and culture. Other shows are where you see the next big pickup truck or taxicab. LA is where you see the future and that’s reflected in the ...

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