Microsoft developing system that learns battery usage to make it last longer

Getting a decent battery life is becoming quite difficult on a heavily-configured computing device. But now, Microsoft has started working on a battery system that is claimed to learn your daily habits to deliver you better battery life. The new system is initially being developed for laptops and tablets. A team of three Microsoft researchers has been working on the system under a project called Software Defined Batteries. The system uses components across three layers – the batteries and their chemistry, the battery management circuit and the operating system. Microsoft says that the software-defined system does not work on a particular type of battery, instead combines several different kinds of batteries into the same computer, which are optimised for different tasks. Once the batteries are combined, they start working with…


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