Battery

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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Squeezing more run time out of your phone’s battery

Squeezing more run time out of your phone’s battery

Battery life is sacred for the mobile user, and despite steady improvements to battery technology (have you seen the urine battery?), the average user is still likely to find themselves in search of a convenient outlet at an inconvenient time. There are a few different ways to potentially improve your smartphone's run time, however, aiding in those moments you forget to bring along your portable battery charger.

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Samsung and Ford reveal next-gen car batteries

Samsung and Ford reveal next-gen car batteries

Ford and Samsung SDI have revealed the fruits of a decade of car battery research, with a new ultra-lightweight li-ion battery concept that could end up 40-percent lighter than nickel-metal-hydride packs many hybrids and EVs currently use. Meanwhile, there's also a new dual-battery system which could deliver hybrid-style regenerative braking on regular cars.

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Case+ for iPhone: Hands-on with Logitech’s catch-all kit

Case+ for iPhone: Hands-on with Logitech’s catch-all kit

With Logitech’s new Case+ accessory kit for the iPhone, you get just about every accessory trinket you could possibly want, and definitely everything you need. A battery backup is almost always necessary for iPhone users, and a car mount is something many take advantage of. With so much going on with the Case+, and the fairly large price tag, is it worth the investment? We went hands-on to find out.

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New dual-carbon battery trumps li-ion in safety

New dual-carbon battery trumps li-ion in safety

Power Japan Plus has unveiled its new battery dubbed the Ryden Dual-Carbon, which boasts being both more durable and safer than currently used lithium-ion cells. Among the new battery's various features, it is nearly completely recyclable.

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AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

When the HTC One M8 was delivered to carriers in the United States, the Extreme Power Saving mode wasn't yet ready, and so users in the US weren't given access to it. That is beginning to change, at least for users on AT&T, who are seeing it arrive with a small update.

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Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax has introduced an interesting -- and somewhat odd -- portable battery for keeping one's tablet alive on the go: a dumb phone called the X352, which is equipped with a larger-than-necessary battery meant to run the phone and charge a secondary slate.

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Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

Photojojo Power Purse makes phone charging fashionable

The concept behind The Power Purse is simple. Instead of lugging around a power backpack or working with a pouch and a separate mobile charger, The Power Purse is 2-in-1. This device is not restrictive to one kind of device - just so long as it’s small enough to fit in the pouch, you can carry and charge it.

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iPhone 6’s Would You Rather: bigger battery or thinner phone?

iPhone 6’s Would You Rather: bigger battery or thinner phone?

Reports of the next-generation iPhone 6 have begin to trickle, bringing on word that the device may very well be thinner than its predecessor. The question we’ve got for you, the reader, is whether you’d rather have a thinner iPhone for the release of the iPhone 6, or one with a bigger battery? Is the trade-off worth having a device thicker than before?

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iPhone 6 case and battery leak tips button and screen changes

iPhone 6 case and battery leak tips button and screen changes

A leaked set of what are said to be iPhone 6 cases suggest a number of significant design changes, including moved physical controls, while photos said to show a bigger battery lend weight to ongoing rumors of a larger display. The silicone case shots, shared by an unnamed third-party case manufacturer, indicate that Apple will shift the power button from the top edge of the iPhone 6 to the side, possibly for ergonomic reasons around people using the smartphone one-handed.

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Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Battery recalls are nothing new in the computer world. Over the last few years, millions and millions of batteries used inside notebook computers have been recalled due to fire risk. Late last month Lenovo issued a battery recall for some ThinkPad machines due to the risk of fire.

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