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(BBC)   New memory modules could increase cell phone battery life by 20%   (news.bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2010-05-02 11:04:43 PM  
Yawn. Call me when you find a way to double battery life.
 
2010-05-03 04:38:29 AM  
Any word on when 1/5 of a cell pphone battery will improve my memory module? /tired and dellusional
 
2010-05-03 05:16:08 AM  
This is an outrage!
 
2010-05-03 05:31:23 AM  
Great, now I have to listen to my girlfriend ramble on for 20% longer?!

Just kidding... no girlfriend. But you knew that, didn't you?
 
2010-05-03 05:53:49 AM  
TFA doesn't mention: what is the battery-life of an average smart phone..?

My own cell phone reliably lasts a week per charge .. I just toss it on the charger for an hour, every Sunday night.

It's not a "smart phone" though. Just a plain-vanilla calls-only phone, with no data plan .. averaging less than 100 minutes of use per week.
 
2010-05-03 06:20:40 AM  
I could use this. As much as I love my Incredible, if I forgot to plug it in one night I'd wake up with a dead phone.
 
2010-05-03 08:27:38 AM  

droosan: TFA doesn't mention: what is the battery-life of an average smart phone..?

My own cell phone reliably lasts a week per charge .. I just toss it on the charger for an hour, every Sunday night.

It's not a "smart phone" though. Just a plain-vanilla calls-only phone, with no data plan .. averaging less than 100 minutes of use per week.


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2010-05-03 08:28:01 AM  
Interesting that the article and subby both focused on the battery life, at least at first, as though the 3-10x faster flash wasn't a BFD as well. Seriously, that is a major breakthrough if we can start using 20% less power to get 3-10x more speed out of our flash.
 
2010-05-03 09:04:46 AM  
so now my iphone will make it to dinnertime?
 
2010-05-03 09:37:55 AM  

HowiPepper: Yawn. Call me when you find a way to double battery life.


I'm planning on building a pure Battery Electric Vehicle powered solely by piss batteries.
 
2010-05-03 10:04:33 AM  

droosan: TFA doesn't mention: what is the battery-life of an average smart phone..?

My own cell phone reliably lasts a week per charge .. I just toss it on the charger for an hour, every Sunday night.

It's not a "smart phone" though. Just a plain-vanilla calls-only phone, with no data plan .. averaging less than 100 minutes of use per week.


I bet you don't even OWN a TV.
 
2010-05-03 10:09:34 AM  
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2010-05-03 10:15:05 AM  

LasersHurt: Interesting that the article and subby both focused on the battery life, at least at first, as though the 3-10x faster flash wasn't a BFD as well. Seriously, that is a major breakthrough if we can start using 20% less power to get 3-10x more speed out of our flash.


I also read this article with more focus about the new technology and it's impact on flash memory, but one detail that they omitted, was the lifespan of this new memory. As in how many reads, re-writes, etc.
 
2010-05-03 10:49:00 AM  
Memes and snark are great and all, but a simple answer would have been more appreciated. -_-

/welcome to fark.jpg, etc
 
2010-05-03 01:13:01 PM  
Great, so now the cell phone companies can reduce the size of the batteries by 25%, maintaining the status quo for battery life, and as a result bring in greater profits.

You think you and I will benefit from this? Hardly. They know exactly how long a cell phone battery has to last, and they know exactly how much you and I are willing to spend on a cell phone. They will design the phone to meet these criteria, with the intent of maximizing profits.

Our only benefit might be that we'd have slightly smaller phones, if that's what you want. Thinner would be nice.
 
2010-05-03 05:23:34 PM  
As I'm reading Fark from my smartphone, I could use 15% more juice because you never know when the batter will d
 
2010-05-04 02:57:27 AM  
How did Fark get one of Slashdot's stories by mistake?
 
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