Woohoo! As electronics get smaller they begin to merge with each other. As technologies merge they take on more and more power consuming functions. For example, a phone that also works as an MP3 player (something I don’t see taking off soon.) People want to cram more gedgets into smaller and smaller places.

BBC reports that new laptops may be sporting fuel cells.

At the Cebit technology fair in Hanover, Taiwanese hi-tech firm Antig said its fuel cells should be on the shelves of computer shops by early 2007.

Linnet Tsai, deputy marketing manager for Antig, said the first fuel cells to go on sale would marry familiar lithium-ion batteries with the methanol-based technology.