Nanowires to enhance battery life reported in 2007. Silicon to improve batteries tenfold reported in 2011. Liquid-like solid could boost battery life reported in 2012. None of this is new news but I thought I would share anyways. I personally am not that excited to get smartphones until they have as much battery life as my little multimedia phone. I will totally get a new laptop if it has a 24+ hour battery life at a reasonable price.