Year: 2015

Why Batteries Are So Bad And Why They’re Going To Get So Much Better

One of our favorite podcasts is NPR’s Planet Money.  The most recent episode deals with new developments in battery technology and gives a glimpse into the future of how batteries will be made and how we will be using them.

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Hey Duracell! You Know April Fools Was Two Weeks Ago, Right!

I’ll admit that wireless charging is a bit mysterious, but if anybody ought to understand it, it would be one of the biggest battery makers in the world. Duracell has been something it calls wireless charging for awhile now, which

Posted in bad business ideas, batteries, branding

Aluminum Ion Battery-This Could Be A Game Changer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new battery that has potential to revolutionize how we use portable devices. Their prototype uses aluminum and graphite-safe, inexpensive and readily available-and can be recharged in only one minute. The battery can be recharged hundreds

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Amex Takes A Punch To The Gut-Twice!

We’ve accepted the American Express card for online purchase payments for years.  It is something our customers asked for and we were willing to accommodate them, but we didn’t like it. Amex is a bully, is inconsiderate of their real

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The Electric Guitar Is Over-You Read It Here First!

I recently had a chance to attend the premier music instrument trade show in the country, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers), and it was great.  It was also a glimpse into the future and you had to connect the

Posted in good business ideas, musical instruments, trade shows