Powering a laptop with a portable liquid fuel is getting closer to reality. But don't expect to buy one for your next birthday.
PolyFuel, a company that develops fuel cell membranes, said Wednesday it has developed a prototype laptop--a Lenovo T40 ThinkPad--that uses methanol cartridges and a fuel cell as a power source.
The company intends to show it off to consumer electronics and PC manufacturers in the coming weeks. PolyFuel, which was spun out of what is now called SRI International, has about 19 customers, including NEC and Sanyo.
The functioning prototype is a proof of concept, rather … Read more