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Microsoft Positive New Tech Will Simplify Battery Installation

You would have to go a long way down the big list of life’s problems before you got to “Geez, what a pain it is to install batteries in the right direction,” but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from applying its vast R&D resources to the issue. The Redmond behemoth is now licensing a new technology for devices called InstaLoad that allows batteries to be inserted facing either direction, regardless of polarity. Battery maker Duracell and flashlight manufacturer AE Light are among the first to sign on.

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