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Cheap zinc air battery promises beefier power grid

Startup Eos Energy Storage promises its big batteries will be cheap enough to put in city centers to clear up bottlenecks on the grid and extend the range of EVs. But can they last 30 years?

By January 14, 2012


Virtual lithium mine attaches to geothermal plant

Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.

By September 28, 2011


Zinc air battery maker looks beyond lithium

ReVolt Technologies is one of a handful of companies trying to develop metal air batteries as an alternative lithium ion batteries.

By November 3, 2009


ZeeVee's new Zinc beta takes on Boxee

Emphasizing the company's shift from hardware to software, the Zinc browser aims to make it easy to access online video sources--just like Boxee.

By March 24, 2009


Zinc fuel cell maker readies portable power pack

Start-up Power Air has developed a zinc-powered power supply for gadgets. Longer term, zinc-air technology hopes to compete in transportation and backup power.

By November 19, 2008


MWg Zinc and E-Ten Glofiish: Two peas in a pod

The Zinc II is a compact handset that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional--and it's quite a looker.

By May 9, 2008


MWg Zinc II and E-Ten Glofiish M810: Two peas in a pod

Looking for a Windows Mobile phones running 6.1 Professional and featuring a slide-out keypad? Have a butcher's at these two puppies

By May 9, 2008


Start-up looks to extend battery life

ZPower promising 40 percent longer battery life with its silver-zinc battery, which will make its debut with a large laptop manufacturer next year.

By October 9, 2008


O2 unveils Flame, Zinc, Graphite 3G PDA-phones

Eyeing off O2's PDA and smartphones but disappointed with the lack of 3G support? Its line-up for 2007 looks impressive, with Wi-Fi, 2-megapixel cameras and zippy processors on all models.

By November 22, 2006


Tiny sites: a guide to the mobile Web

Tug on your boardies, slap zinc on your nose and let CNET.com.au guide you through the wonderful world of mobile Web surfing.

By April 17, 2008