In this episode of CNET's show Hacks, Executive Editor Tom Merritt shows you how to turn a 9-volt battery into six AAAs and a 12-volt battery into eight button cells. Although I don't recommend regularly cracking open your 9-volt batteries, Merritt's process can work in a pinch.
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