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iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown shows battery size, curious changes

iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown shows battery size, curious changes

Apple is not one to divulge too many technical details or engage in tech babble, preferring to paint features and numbers in ways consumers can more easily understand. That also makes it a bit harder to make comparisons between different device models and some rely on teardowns to confirm what Apple has really packed inside. That's what makes this initial and brief iPhone 12 Pro Max inside scoop interesting, revealing the changes Apple has made, most of them in the name of 5G.

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Goal Zero Yeti 6000X battery is Powerwall alternative you can take with you

Goal Zero Yeti 6000X battery is Powerwall alternative you can take with you

Goal Zero has unveiled its latest - and largest - power bank, with the Yeti 6000X packing a vast battery that's up to the challenge of keeping a cabin or campsite running off the grid or in a power outage. Aiming to sweep up big battery buyers who might otherwise be swayed by a Tesla Powerwall or other fixed backup power supply, it's capable of being charged via solar panels or a regular wall outlet.

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mophie juice pack connect slides a wireless charger behind your phone

mophie juice pack connect slides a wireless charger behind your phone

mophie has pretty much flooded the accessory market with an abundance of choices to keep smartphones from dying while away from a power outlet. The usual power banks require dangling cables or that you place your phone down on a wireless block. mophie's juice pack cases offer more portability and no downtime at the expense of having a battery always stuck to your phone. Its latest trick is to combine the best of both worlds with the juice pack connect, letting slide a wireless power bank on or off as you need it.

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Duracell’s batteries now taste terrible – and that’s great news

Duracell’s batteries now taste terrible – and that’s great news

You probably don't have the uncontrollable urge to put a battery in your mouth every time you see it, but then you're probably not a tiny child. Still, if you're the parent or caregiver of one offspring, the news that Duracell has made its smallest coin cell batteries less likely to be swallowed is worth paying attention to.

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GM baked wireless tech into its Ultium EV batteries: Here’s why

GM baked wireless tech into its Ultium EV batteries: Here’s why

General Motors' upcoming electric vehicles will use a new wireless battery management system, the automaker has announced, promising safer and simpler power management as well as an easier roadmap for second-life repurposing after their time in cars and SUVs is done. Part of the GM Ultium platform, which will feature in models like Cadillac's Lyriq luxury crossover and GMC's Hummer EV, the system replaces the traditional flurry of cabling that runs through other automakers' batteries.

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Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station Review

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station Review

We live in an electricity-powered world, which shouldn't really be news, but we will always find a time when electricity isn't always readily available. Be it a power outage at home, going off the grid in the wilderness, or simply being meters away from a power outlet, there will come a time when we wished we had a power source we can carry around that is more powerful than a smartphone power bank. The Jackery Explorer 1000 definitely fits the bill when it comes to raw power but is that all that it can offer? We take the company's newest and biggest portable power station to see if size is all that it has.

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Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

A study published this week showed experimental evidence that batteries of the future might very well have double or triple the power capacity available in standard lithium-ion batteries today. This could eventually lead to smartphones with batteries that allow you to go without a recharge for several days at a time. It could also mean that phone batteries will last just as long as they do now, but with a smaller footprint, allowing innovative new uses of the extra space.

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Mophie 2020 Powerstation batteries include Qi desk stand for your phone

Mophie 2020 Powerstation batteries include Qi desk stand for your phone

Mophie has released its 2020 Powerstation range, portable batteries supporting up to USB-C PD input and output, and with up to 20,000 mAh of juice to share. The New Powerstation, Powerstation XXL, and Powerstation Wireless XL are also joined by a new Mophie Powerstation Wireless Stand, which combines a desk stand for a Qi-enabled smartphone with a battery of its own.

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Anker PowerHouse 200 Review – One of the lighter power stations on the market

Anker PowerHouse 200 Review – One of the lighter power stations on the market

Given the current state of battery technology, it's no surprise that we have become dependent on external batteries, a.k.a. power banks, sometimes even too dependent. Those small batteries wrapped in plastic, however, can only get us so far, especially when you consider the growing number of devices one carries and their equally growing power needs.

Anker, whose claim to fame has always been its wide variety of portable power sources, also has a line of not so pocketable portable power station and its PowerHouse 200 may have just the right mix of features to make it your go-to backup when you're out and about.

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Mercedes EV battery deal should give new EQS Tesla-beating range

Mercedes EV battery deal should give new EQS Tesla-beating range

Mercedes-Benz's upcoming EQS all-electric luxury sedan will tap a new battery supplier deal for Tesla-beating range, the automaker has promised, as it tries to eclipse the Model S. The agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) will see the automaker and battery supplier collaborate on new li-ion module technology, in addition to bringing production of the batteries closer to Mercedes' HQ.

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Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review

Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review

In the summer of 2020 I reviewed the Toro 22" (56cm) 60V MAX* Electric Battery Smartstow Personal Pace High Wheel Mower (20363) over the course of a couple of months. That's an extremely long name for such a simple piece of machinery, but absolutely necessary when it comes to the testing of a tool that can take considerable wear and tear damage over time. With the "Flex-Force Power System" (plug-and-play rechargeable batteries and charger), 22-inch blade for mowing, and a tenacious yard of summertime grass, I ran this mower through the paces more than a few times.

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OnePlus Buds better than AirPods with one key feature

OnePlus Buds better than AirPods with one key feature

The first truly wireless earbuds from OnePlus were leaked just before official reveal earlier this month - now we're seeing how they're going to sell. The company's still not truly revealed the earbuds called OnePlus Buds in their entirety, but we're getting more information on their key features, day by day, info bit by bit. Today's key bit of detail on the OnePlus Buds has to do with charging - and the fact that they won't be released with wireless charging abilities.

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