Yearly Archives: 2016

23Aug 2016

Tesla Motors announced today upgraded versions of the Model S and X boasting 100 kWh battery packs, up from 90 kWh used in their earlier top-of-the-line electric vehicles. One hundred kilowatt-hours sounds like a lot, and it is, but I bet that many readers don’t have an intuitive sense of this amount of energy. This […]

19Jul 2016

This post includes contributions from Robert Nalesnik. I discussed in the past how fast charging requires two components: i) power delivery – that means getting extra electrical power from the wall socket to the battery and ii) battery management – that means making sure you don’t destroy the battery’s lifespan with all the extra power. How much […]

12Jul 2016

yes, you guessed right: they both spell BAD news for your smartphone battery. Pokemon Go, the app that catapulted over this past weekend to the #1 download spot for both iOS and Android apps simultaneously runs the cellular radio (3G, 4G, LTE) along with the GPS locator and the screen. No wonder users are reporting dead […]