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Korean Researchers Invent Bendable Battery

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/26/2013 6:18:48 AM
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Good point, I think I am with you there and am finding this out by having too many devices! I have both an iPad and a smartphone, and I find I use my smartphone much more and my iPad hardly at all, since I can do mostly the same things with my smartphone anyway. All in one is probably the best way to go, and the smaller and more flexible, the better.

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Elizabeth M   2/26/2013 6:41:04 AM
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Great idea, ChasChas...but how might engineers pull that off? Harvest energy from the fingertips or the action of bending the battery, perhaps?

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ChasChas   2/26/2013 7:16:09 AM
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If bending the battery would also charge it:

Smart clothing would stay charged via body movement.

Batteries in you shoe soles could power everything you carry - flashlight, iPod, phone, for as long as you care to walk. The infantry could really benefit from this.

Batteries in your car springs would get energy from the bumps in the road.

Flags flapping in the breeze could sing thier own anthems.

You said "How?" didn't you? The word that spoils dreams!

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Ann R. Thryft   2/26/2013 12:39:06 PM
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Mydesign, thanks for clarifying. I should think we want both.

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Elizabeth M   2/27/2013 5:25:01 AM
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Well, these are all great ideas! I will refrain from asking how it can be done and leave that up to people way smarter than me to figure it out!

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Mydesign   2/27/2013 10:52:20 PM
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Elizabeth, exactly. I think most of the peoples have a similar thought. Even am using my IPad rarely in house or office. Much of the usages are while travelling either to browse or watch movies.

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Elizabeth M   2/28/2013 3:57:46 AM
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Yes, I do know some people who swear by their iPads, but for me, the most helpful application I found was iBooks (because of my love of reading--I liked that I could have books on my device). But then the device for some reason is incompatible with my home WiFi network here in Portugal (and I'm not exactly techie enough to figure out how! Have had similar problems with Apple products and WiFi in Europe)...so I can't even download books! Quite an expensive toy not to be using it..

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Mydesign   3/6/2013 11:38:40 PM
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"for me, the most helpful application I found was iBooks (because of my love of reading--I liked that I could have books on my device)"

Elizabeth, then you has to use it. Eventhough I have the same Toshiba utility-e book reader, still I hadn't used it because I don't have habit of reading books

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Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 8:00:58 AM
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I do use it, Mydesign, when I can actually download books! I just have a big problem with my iPad not connecting to my Internet at home...but sometimes it works. I will troubleshoot and see if I can make it happen...thanks for the nudge! :)

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Mydesign   3/8/2013 5:15:08 AM
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"I do use it, Mydesign, when I can actually download books! I just have a big problem with my iPad not connecting to my Internet at home...but sometimes it works. "

Elizabeth, I think the issue is with your service provider. Either it may exceed the data quota or an issue with bandwidth.

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