The Vagaries of Battery Life

The Vagaries of Battery Life

It's a problem that stumps even gadget gurus: batteries that suddenly decline in capacity, or die altogether. Was it charged correctly, and what is the right way to charge a particular type of battery? Could it be the mysterious phenomenon...

It's a problem that stumps even gadget gurus: batteries that suddenly decline in capacity, or die altogether. Was it charged correctly, and what is the right way to charge a particular type of battery? Could it be the mysterious phenomenon known as the "memory effect"? And what does the temperature have to do with it? Some of our favorite gadget guys explore all things battery.

Guests

Wayne Rash

technology journalist; Washington Bureau Chief of eWeek; contributing editor of TechWeb; and Blogger at CTO Edge

Rob Pegoraro

Consumer Technology columnist, The Washington Post

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