In a week of exciting news for clean power fans, we would be remiss to overlook Toshiba's announcement that it is finally ready for market with its long-awaited methanol fuel cell for powering all kinds of gadgets.
It's been years in the hyping, but Toshiba's direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) could be arriving shortly.
Another week, another story about fuel cells that might one day power our gadgets - this time from Panasonic.
We've been looking at fuel cells for powering portable gadgets since just about the dawn of time, so it's refreshing to learn that we'll be able to buy such a device within the next six months.
When it comes to new technologies, using them and just admiring them are two very different things. For example, we probably all love the idea of a fuel-cell-powered phone, but are we really ready to carry flammable liquids in our pockets?