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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Fuel Cells Batteries Coming To Your Laptop Soon

Are you tired of having to recharge your laptop battery only after 2 or 3 hours of usage? If yes, then I have good news for you my friends. Soon, a new battery technology could make your laptop run for up to 9 hours. BBC News published an article on fuel cells, and what their adoption could mean for laptop users.

"At the Cebit technology fair in Hanover, Taiwanese hi-tech firm Antig said its fuel cells should be on the shelves of computer shops by early 2007. The first versions of the methanol-using units should keep a laptop going for up to nine hours. Fuel cell technology got a boost recently when international air flight regulators changed rules that banned passengers from carrying flammable methanol onto aircraft."

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  • If this ever happens,expect Apple to be first.Doesnt fuel cells give out water as a by-product (correct me if Im wrong) wont the water vapour condense on the parts inside?Even if the exhaust directs it out of the laptop,the vapour will be heaty due to heat from laptop,and might condense on the screen!

    By Anonymous Azhar, at 12:31 AM  

  • there is something not quite right about carrying vials of methanol around with you...also, you can bet it wont just be pure methanol, it wouldnt be profitable if people could get it from anywhere.

    By Anonymous Ed, at 7:55 AM  

  • ed:
    May we recommend the 'pee' powered battery. Whenever you run out of power, take a leak. Okay, that sounds really bad when you say it like that ;)

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    By Anonymous Geek 24, at 8:02 AM  

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