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Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things you can tote around with you. From listening to music to not running out of power, these five items can make your day a bit easier on you.

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Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s plan to mass-produce batteries will jumpstart their overall production of electric vehicles, that much is certain. the $30,000 Model 3? That’ll help, too. Rounding out those ambitions, Tesla is also going to bring more charging stations to the world, and will be blanketing North America in enough chargers to get you through almost any trip.

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Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Every journey begins with a single step. For Elon Musk and his 200 Gigafactory dream, that single step is this agreement with Japanese electronics company Panasonic. The two will be working together to build and manage Tesla's first gigafactory, a large-scale manufacturing plant that will produce batteries for its EV cars.

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NomadPlus is an external battery that uses your Apple power plug

NomadPlus is an external battery that uses your Apple power plug

External batteries come in all shapes and sizes, few of which are as handy as the NomadPlus. This particular portable battery is aimed at Apple users, utilizing the iPhone's power plug to charge itself when you're near an outlet and your mobile when an outlet isn't available.

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Smartphone battery “holy grail” may double life in near future

Smartphone battery “holy grail” may double life in near future

This week the folks behind a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology have suggested they’ve stabilized the "holy grail" of batteries. Standard batteries for smartphones and tablets today use Lithium Ion battery packs while this new conglomeration will bring on the age of the lithium anode. What’s that mean for your smartphone? Great things!

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Flexible batteries aim to transform wearables

Flexible batteries aim to transform wearables

As technology transforms into a wearable reality, makers are left having to work non-flexible power sources into devices that would otherwise curve to match the contours of one's body. The introduction of flexible batteries will solve this problem, and perhaps sooner than anticipated.

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Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

If you're a dedicated Chrome user and have noticed your Windows laptop plunging into an earlier death than normal, then you may very well blame a "feature" that was introduced way back in 2010. Though that feature made sense in a day and age when browser plugins, Java applets, and Flash dominated the Web, Chrome's high-performance system tweaking has now become a liability that Google doesn't seem to be keen on addressing quickly.

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Leaked iPhone 6 battery won’t give you more juice

Leaked iPhone 6 battery won’t give you more juice

A previous rumor (or series of them) suggested the iPhone 6 would have a slightly larger battery. Rumored to be right around 1850mAh, we speculated the size difference and power draw of the screen would offset any perceived benefits from a bigger battery. A newly leaked image may confirm the battery size of the upcoming iPhone 6.

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Apple reportedly toying with idea of fuel cells in electronics

Apple reportedly toying with idea of fuel cells in electronics

Battery life is a concern for anyone with a gadget, and as much as we want longer life — it’s just not happening on a hardware level. Companies like LG work clever software workarounds into devices like the G3, but the hardware fix still escapes us. Apple has reportedly partnered with a fuel cell company, and may be looking to bring their technology to our various devices.

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iPhone 6 may have same battery life as 5S, rumor suggests

iPhone 6 may have same battery life as 5S, rumor suggests

All this talk of the iPhone 6 screen and rear case — but very little about the internals. We’ve seen a leaked shot of the alleged power and volume rocker components, but that’s about it. Today, we’re getting wind of another rumor that casts a bit of doubt on whether the next iPhone will be worth it for a certain demographic out there.

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Samsung snarks on Apple wall-huggers at airports

Samsung snarks on Apple wall-huggers at airports

The Next Big Thing continues to be Here as Samsung releases another video spot snarking on iPhone owners. In this video you’ll see masses of iPhone and iPad owners plugging in to the wall ports spread across airports in an effort to keep their batteries strong. Meanwhile, of course, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners are shown rolling through the day without effort.

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Android L Project Volta gives batteries longer life

Android L Project Volta gives batteries longer life

No, this isn't yet another strange device venture like Project Ara or Project Tango. "Project Volta" is simply the codename for the concerted effort within the Android development team to make sure that the next version of Android won't milk your battery dry in no time, giving you ample chance to reach for a wall socket or powerbank.

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