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EVgo will expand its charging network to support Tesla vehicles

EVgo will expand its charging network to support Tesla vehicles

EVgo operates the largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles in the nation. The company has announced that it is expanding its charging network to offer support for Tesla vehicles at more of its stations across the country. The company will upgrade hundreds of its stations with integrated Tesla connectors.

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Satechi 2-in-1 USB-C wireless charger supports AirPods and Apple Watch

Satechi 2-in-1 USB-C wireless charger supports AirPods and Apple Watch

Satechi is back with a new version of the USB wireless charger it launched for AirPods early last year. The new version, which Satechi calls the USB-C Watch AirPods Charger, features a 2-in-1 design that is used to charge both the Apple Watch and the AirPods, depending on which direction you plug it into your MacBook or iPad.

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Belkin recalls WIZ003 Portable Wireless Charger sold on Apple store

Belkin recalls WIZ003 Portable Wireless Charger sold on Apple store

Belkin is a trusted brand when it comes to accessories for smartphones and tablets to the point that even Apple carries some of its products on its own store. That, however, doesn't mean it is exempt from having problems, some of which can lead to disastrous accidents if not immediately addressed. That seems to be the case here with one of its wireless chargers, a special one that it launched last year and was carried by Apple as well, that is now being recalled immediately due to serious safety hazards.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo, single Charger Pad take aim at Apple again

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo, single Charger Pad take aim at Apple again

Samsung has been putting out wireless charging pads long before Apple even embraced wireless charging technologies. It also didn't miss opportunities to poke fun at Apple's missteps in that arena, like the stillborn AirPower charging pads. A few months back, it also took jabs at the new MagSafe wireless charger's limits, both in charging output and placement, with its Wireless Charger Trio. According to a fresh new leak, Samsung will continue that tradition this week, though in a more toned-down manner.

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Apple chargers could become smaller, lighter with GaN adoption

Apple chargers could become smaller, lighter with GaN adoption

Apple's chargers have become the center of attention a few months back and not exactly in a good way. The company's decision to exclude the power adapter from iPhone packaging didn't sit well with everyone but that doesn't mean Apple isn't innovating its charging technology anymore. On the contrary, that actually means it can aim even higher for something consumers might want to buy, especially if they end up being more portable as this report seems to imply.

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HomePod 14.3 software update sneaked in a small but important change

HomePod 14.3 software update sneaked in a small but important change

Apple made big and still doubted claims about reducing electronic waste when it removed the charger and EarPods from the Apple 12 packaging. It isn't, however, applying that same logic across all its devices, at least not yet. The HomePod mini, for example, ships with its own power brick, and you can use only that to sufficiently power up the smart speaker. At least that was until a firmware update a few weeks back that added a new feature without anyone even noticing it.

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Galaxy S21 might not come with chargers or headphones in the box

Galaxy S21 might not come with chargers or headphones in the box

If you were completely shocked by this turn of events, then you probably don't know Samsung that well. Not too long ago, Samsung joined or maybe even led the Internet in mocking Apple for the latter's decision to exclude a charger inside the iPhone 12 packaging. Those who were more familiar with Samsung's history simply started counting down instead. Less than two months later, we're seeing what appears to be confirmation that, after deriding Apple, Samsung will actually be following in its footsteps and ship without chargers or headphones in its upcoming early 2021 flagship.

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Apple MagSafe Duo Charger tipped to launch this month

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger tipped to launch this month

In October, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 line and announced new MagSafe and MagSafe Duo chargers. The standard MagSafe charger is currently available for purchase, but the MagSafe Duo availability is a mystery. A reseller from Switzerland called Digitec Galaxus, apparently a known and popular reseller, has published a listing for the MagSafe Duo charger suggesting that the charger will start shipping this month.

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Dodge Canadian union deal confirms new Charger and Challenger variants

Dodge Canadian union deal confirms new Charger and Challenger variants

While negotiations with the unions in the United States are over, negotiations with the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles union in Canada, known as Unifor, have been underway. Recently, the union published documents that have confirmed the Challenger will remain in production until at least 2023. The Dodge Challenger is one of the oldest new vehicles on the American market, having been in production since 2008.

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WD SanDisk break into wireless charging with new Ixpand chargers

WD SanDisk break into wireless charging with new Ixpand chargers

SanDisk and parent company Western Digital are best known for their data storage products, with the former specializing in flash storage for USB drives and SD cards. Both, however, have also dipped their hands in other markets related to consumer electronics and the digital lifestyle. Their latest act it to get in on the wireless charging train with the new Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync and the Ixpand Wireless Charger 15W, though only one might actually catch your attention.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Today Samsung released the Wireless Charger Trio, a charger that charges three devices at once. That's really the long and short of it, or it WOULD be, save the timing VS Apple's own brand new multi-device charger. It's not as if Apple revealed their MagSafe Duo charger on October 13, then Samsung created AND released their Wireless Charger Trio three days later - that'd be a bit too big a pill to swallow.

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Samsung jabs at Apple over missing iPhone 12 wall charger

Samsung jabs at Apple over missing iPhone 12 wall charger

Apple announced the new iPhone 12 smartphone lineup this week, taking the wraps off its latest flagship, its Pro variant, and all of the new features users can expect. Consumers were quick to latch on to one point, however, which is that Apple isn't including a charging brick (USB wall charger) with the latest lineup. Samsung, as you may have expected, took the opportunity to jab at Apple over this decision.

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