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Apple makes DIY iPhone repair a hassle again, surprising no one [Update]

Apple makes DIY iPhone repair a hassle again, surprising no one [Update]

When it comes to repairing an iPhone, Apple hasn't exactly been shy about doing everything it can to drive people away from independent shops. The company has tried to make third-party or DIY repair difficult for end users, preferring that they take their iPhones to an Apple Store for repair instead. The latest move against DIY repair sees Apple hiding health data about replaced batteries - even if the battery you're using as a replacement is an official Apple one.

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Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo Switch Lite FCC visit reveals battery-saving changes

Nintendo is almost like Apple in at least one aspect. It seems able to squeeze out almost unbelievable performance from constrained hardware. The original Nintendo Switch is practically running on a two to five year old chip platform and while it isn't blowing the competition out of the water in terms of graphics, its offer of mobility and performance still appeals to many gamers. Those gamers, however, have one common complaint: the Switch's battery life. Nintendo claims to have solved that in the Nintendo Switch refresh and even the Switch Lite and FCC photos may have given a clue how.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air adds battery to iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Mophie Juice Pack Air adds battery to iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Mophie has revealed three new iPhone battery packs, with Juice Pack Air models for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Each of the battery cases promise both a top-up to your charge levels on the go along with Qi wireless support so that you can recharge both the case and the smartphone without cables.

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Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars but an important part of that equation is the battery. And for Tesla to truly become a credible proponent of eco-friendly transportation, it can't settle for just any batteries but has to make its own. Developing sustainable energy sources not just for its cars but for other projects has become just as important for Tesla as making EVs and it as just announced it biggest battery yet. With the Megapack, the company is aiming to help power up utility-scale projects quickly, efficiently, and environment-friendly.

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Mophie Powerstation Hub Review: One travel charger to rule them all

Mophie Powerstation Hub Review: One travel charger to rule them all

The Mophie Powerstation Hub wants to go traveling with you, and it has a good argument for why you might want to save a space in your carry-on for a combination charger, battery, and Qi wireless pad. After all, keeping your phone, tablet, noise-canceling headphones, and other gadgets charged up on the move can be more frustrating than it should be. On the one hand it's hotel rooms with one spare outlet; on the other, it's simply the bulk of carrying multiple adapters.

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Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL drops for SS19

Mophie and Supreme have dropped another collaboration, and if you’re a hypebeast with a fear of losing charge on the go, this could be for you - assuming you can find it on sale. The Supreme Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL takes Mophie’s 10,000 mAh battery pack and gives it the iconic branding of the New York label for its Spring/Summer 2019 collecton.

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Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla is quietly developing its own battery cell production technology, despite a longstanding partnership with Panasonic, as the automaker takes clearing one key manufacturing bottleneck into its own hands. Panasonic and Tesla have worked together since 2014, and collaborate on the Tesla Gigafactory where batteries are made.

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Mophie Powerstation Hub is a battery, Qi charger and USB-C adapter all in one

Mophie Powerstation Hub is a battery, Qi charger and USB-C adapter all in one

Mophie has launched its newest portable battery, but the Powerstation Hub promises to do more than just give your phone a top-up while you're away from home. While the black block may well be a 6,100 mAh battery, it also has an integrated AC adapter built in, complete with pop-out prongs.

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mophie 2019 powerstation universal batteries fully embrace USB-C

mophie 2019 powerstation universal batteries fully embrace USB-C

Once considered a mark of desperation, external batteries or power banks have become a fact of mobile life. They now come in all capacities and sizes but not all of them offer the same capabilities or support all charging cases. With its new line of powerstation "universal battery" packs, mophie is providing a USB-C port that can charge the battery itself as well as other devices.

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Galaxy Note 10 leaks again: DeX Live, cheaper model battery

Galaxy Note 10 leaks again: DeX Live, cheaper model battery

While the Galaxy S10 seems to be off on a good start, Samsung's next flagship is already drawing criticism even before it has the chance to debut. Just based on leaks, the Galaxy Note 10 is dividing fans on the direction that Samsung might be taking the phablet whose future is already being put into question. One of the latest tidbits to become public might not help improve that perception either.

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OnePlus 7 Pro battery life test compilation: What’s average?

OnePlus 7 Pro battery life test compilation: What’s average?

Today we've done something a little bit different to judge battery life in the OnePlus 7 Pro. This device was part of a full review here on SlashGear, so that's where we've begun. To make certain our device wasn't significantly different from the other review units out in the wild, we've done some comparing. As with all battery tests, this one's subjective.

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LG G8 ThinQ teardown reveals one giant repair problem

LG G8 ThinQ teardown reveals one giant repair problem

LG's phones are good, sometimes even great, but often get swept aside by more sensational phones from Samsung, Apple, Google, and even OnePlus. That doesn't mean they don't get a lot of things right, as JerryRigEverthing's Zack Nelson remarked in his durability test. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean it doesn't get something wrong, too, as Nelson also discovered in a follow-up teardown. Long story short, the LG G8 ThinQ is not the phone you'd want if longevity is your long-term goal.

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