Dealing with the nasty reality that it's hard to read how much juice is left in a battery, researchers at Texas Instruments have developed a technology that accurately predicts the remaining battery life in Lithium Ion battery. The technology should become available for laptop some time next year.
"Whether the battery is new or old, you will know within 1 percent accuracy what the remaining energy is," director of battery management Scott Eisenhart told The New York Times (free registration).
Getting a better read on the remaining battery life should help prevent data loss for laptop users.
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