Sunday, September 20

Microsoft sets out to produce smart, longer lasting batteries

Not once, not twice and not thrice would you have complained of a low battery power problem on your device – be it a laptop, smartphone or any other device it is you are using. Day-in, day-out, manufacturers are slaving away whilst trying to bring us better and stronger batteries to suit our needs but their attempts seem to be futile due to the fact that these devices were also built to run high-power graphics and programmes. Microsoft has then taken it upon themselves to proffer a solution – Smart Batteries.

Microsoft is currently carrying out various researches in their labs if which successful, would lead to the manufacture of batteries that would last us much longer than the conventional ones.

These days, your laptop processor would draw energy from the available juice in the battery to help whatever programme you’re running go smoothly, which means that performing a high level task such as playing an HD game would draw much more power than performing a task as simple as using the MS-Word application.

The proposal by Microsoft is to take a whole lot of battery, merge them together into one and write programmes for each battery into the system’s operating system which then determines which battery is set in motion for each task the user wishes to perform on their computer system. This means that while you’re performing a simple task such as typing now, your system switches over your battery mode to a longer-lasting one and to a short-lived one when you’re performing another task that would otherwise have drained much more battery juice, enabling your overall battery to last longer.

Reports indicated that Google has undergone a project once which was aimed at supplying smartphones with battery power that would be five times more than what we have today. The project was dropped midway as it showed no prospects as regards the investment and revenue expected.

The solution, which is still in its prototype phase (– meaning it could still take lots of years to take form — ) would be a huge boost for technology when it is finally launched.

Who doesn’t like a longer lasting battery?

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