On April 1st Mobile PC Magazine had me pretty good with an elaborate post about nuclear powered batteries. It was an April Fools joke. Picking up my ego from the ground when I realized I had been fooled, I got ta thinking “Man, a nuclear powered battery — that would be cool as long as it didn’t make me grow a third testical.”
Well here it is. A tritium based battery will last for 12-20 years. This means two things.
First that energizer bunny is out of a job.
More importantly, it means you’ll never need to buy a replacement battery for your notebook again.
Oh, and thinking more humanitarian, pacemakers and other internal, hard to reach batteries won’t need to be replaced as often either. These batteries are supercharged and reported as safe.
Planned obsolescence has never been harder to fake. Here is to going nuclear in small, safe and reliable bits. Ironically, your battery might start to outlast your computer.