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Battery Efficiency Improved 400 Times by Accident!

Everything these days uses batteries of some kind or another, from the smartphone you use to text your friends to the tablets and electronic tools you use at work or school every day. In a surprising…

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Toshiba Recalls Batteries Amongst Fears of Melting

Toshiba is a company known for their laptops and SSD’s, offering hardware to hundreds of people. If you are one of those people it may be best to double-check your laptop as Toshiba recalls batteries amongst…

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Tesla Quietly Drops its 10kWh Powerwall

Elon Musk’s Tesla has quietly removed all mention of its 10kWh Powerwall home battery from its website and press kit, leaving the 6.4kWh model as the only version on sale, only a year after the pair were…

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ASUS Travelair N Wireless 1TB Hard Disk Review

Introduction When it comes to storage you can either go the ordinary and boring route, or you can opt for something that breaks with the norm with more features than you would expect. I’m taking a…

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Solar Cells So Small They Don’t Even Pop Bubbles

Solar panels are hardly small things, they are so big that some places even create large fields covered in just the devices, some laws even state that you either use them on your roof or you…

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Atlas The Robot Is Now Battery Powered and More

Boston Dynamics is a company that keeps pushing us further and further in the field of robotics. From Spot the Dog to giant canine like robots designed for military purposes (except for their noise apparently). The latest from…

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LG G5 Bridges the Gap Between Modular Phones and Reliable Hardware

LG are a company known for many things, such as the 98 inch 8K UHD Television they showed off at CES this year. One of the things many people own that LG does well is their…

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£500 Battery Opened – Contains Only £22 Worth of Batteries!

We’ve all had bad experiences with buying things, from ordering something online and never receiving it to misrepresenting a product to the point where you can sell something completely different from what people are expected to…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery Could Last Two Days on a Single Charge

Since the introduction of Apple’s first generation iPhone, mobile handsets have become more than a basic communication tool and many users rely on a huge selection of applications. While this provides incredible functionality on-the-move, the use…

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Lithium-Ion Battery With Heat Control Created

Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything, from your phone to handheld gaming devices. They are the basis for most portable powered devices but by design, they are typically quite old. While they’ve received their upgrades over…

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Tesla Model 3 Will Be Released

Tesla has been pioneers in the electric car field, this has helped by charismatic CEO Elon Musk who has pushed Tesla firmly into the mainstream with innovations that capture consumer imagination. Tesla now plans to launch…

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Razer Orichi Mobile Bluetooth and Wired Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction Razer is one of the most recognisable gaming brands on the market, having a huge range of mice that are suited for virtually any kind of gaming environment. Their latest mouse, the Orichi, is certainly…

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EE Power Bars Recalled Due to Safety Concerns – Again!

Mobile phones, tablets, handheld games consoles, many things these days can be charged off of a USB port and while many use their PC’s or laptops to charge their devices, some have taken to other ways…

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Huawei’s Battery Prototype Charges to 50% in 5 Minutes

With the increase in screen size and power of smartphones, power is always a concern, many devices only lasting a day on a single charge. Current quick charging technologies go a long way to offset this,…

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Facebook to Blame for Poor iPhone Battery Life

As an avid user of an iPhone 6 Plus, I’m sure that most will be aware of how great the battery life can be, but on the other hand, how downright bad it can also be.…

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Beats Launches New Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

The brand Beats and its Pill lines have been somewhat a revelation since entering the market in 2012, from celebrity endorsements to a booming sales forecast, this form of portable wireless unit has certainly captured the…

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Reports of iPhone 6S & Plus Randomly Powering Down

Smartphones have moved on leaps and bounds over the last decade, the processing power which is confined within a portable device is quite mind-blowing. But, these devices do have their problems which include generally poor battery…

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Ambri’s Quest For a New Grid Battery Hits Problems

Rechargeable battery-based technology has steadily improved over recent years as demand has risen for lithium-ion based implementations, which include storing energy from intermittent renewable sources. The problem lies with the fore mentioned lithium based tech which…

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Apple iPhone 6S Teardown Confirms Weaker Battery

IFixIt has performed a comprehensive technical Teardown of the iPhone 6S to examine the handset’s build quality and overall construction. The iPhone 6S features an Apple A9 processor with embedded M9 motion co-processor, 4.7-inch 1334×750 (326…

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Solid State Batteries “Could” last a Lifetime

Among the many annoyances of a tech lovers life which includes, overheating, constant patching, hacking and dropped connections, there is the term battery or lack of considering your average smartphone is dead by the end of…

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Silent Ads Are Slowing Your Smartphone and Stealing Data Allowance

Ever wondered why your battery is going down faster or your data allowance is just evaporating, though you’re not really using your smartphone that much? The answer is ads… and a lot of them. You may…

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Microsoft Found a Way to Improve the Battery Life of Wearables

A team of researchers over at Microsoft have finally found a way to improve the battery life of wearables. We all know that the latter don’t come with a big battery pack, so finding workarounds to…

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Patriot, Luxa2 and Antec USB Battery Head-to-Head Review

Introduction Smartphones, eBook readers, tablets, portable gaming devices and so much are vital to our daily lives. Ok perhaps not all the devices we use each day are vital, but they’re important to each user in…

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Silicon Power Introduced High Capacity Power Banks

Nothing is worse than having your mobile gadget run out of power while you’re on the go and that is where mobile power banks come into play. An extra large battery to charge your batteries. Silicon…

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Samsung’s Cutting Edge Research Could Theoretically Double Battery Capacity

Samsung’s Institute of Research and Technology has developed an innovative production process based on a new silicon cathode covered in high-crystalline graphite to double the battery life compared to existing products. This results in a huge…

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Google Chrome Is Ready to Stop Draining Your Battery

If you stopped using Google Chrome on your notebook or smartphone, then you most likely did it because of its battery draw rate. Nobody wants to see their battery go from 100 to 0 faster than…

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Emergency Smartphone Charging with USB Type-C

With the recent announcement of Android M at the Google I/O developers conference, it has been stated that smartphones running this operating system and that are equipped with USB Type-C (or USB-C that Apple has fondly…