27 Dec '11, 6pm

Apple's applying for fuel cell technology that could be used in your MacBook!

With new fuel cell technology, this MacBook could operate for "days or even weeks" without recharging. Photo: Apple Inc. If you think your MacBook couldn’t get much more efficient than it already is, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Apple may soon build new battery-powered notebooks that are smaller, lighter and more long-lasting than ever before. The tech giant has applied for a pair of patents for fuel cells that can be inserted into portable devices, like laptops, for cord-free performance. A successful cell could enable continued operation of a device “for days or even weeks without refueling,” one filing read. The patent applications, entitled “Fuel Cell System to Power a Portable Computing Device ” and “Fuel Cell System Coupled to a Portable Computing Device ,” noted the increasing popularity of renewable energy among consumers – which only heightens demand for ele...

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