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Quick Charge 5 takes your phone battery from 0-100% in 15 minutes

Quick Charge 5 takes your phone battery from 0-100% in 15 minutes

Quick Charge 5 has arrived, and Qualcomm's latest high-speed charging system promises even less time hovering next to your adapter, not to mention more flexibility with devices. Now supporting upward of 100W, Quick Charge 5 could take compatible 4,500 mAh devices from zero to 50-percent of a charge in 5 minutes, the chip-maker suggests.

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OnePlus Buds hands-on: AirPods power for half the price?

OnePlus Buds hands-on: AirPods power for half the price?

Today we're taking a peek at the OnePlus Buds wireless earbuds with touch controls in two colors. One is the White, one of two versions that'll be available for purchase in the United States. The other is the Nord Blue, a version that'll only be available in India and parts of the EU.

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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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OPPO’s 125W wired and 65W wireless phone charging tech are huge breakthroughs

OPPO’s 125W wired and 65W wireless phone charging tech are huge breakthroughs

OPPO is going hard on charging today, announcing a collection of fast charging technologies, chargers that use them, and wireless charging pads. Chief among OPPO's announcements is the reveal of its 125W flash charge, but following close behind is 65W AirVOOC wireless charging tech and a pair of mini flash chargers.

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Xiaomi 100W fast charging might actually be ready next month

Xiaomi 100W fast charging might actually be ready next month

It was actually the first to boast of a charging technology that actually reached 100 watts without frying a smartphone to a crisp. So when its rivals OPPO and Vivo's iQOO started teasing or hinting at 125W and 120W charging, respectively, it was really only a matter of time before we heard anything from Xiaomi. It's still unofficial, of course, but it seems that Xiaomi's 100W super-fast charging tech is finally ready for prime time next month.

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Vivo iQOO teases 120W Super FlashCharge coming next month

Vivo iQOO teases 120W Super FlashCharge coming next month

While Samsung and Huawei and soon LG will be fighting over flexible displays, some are going to race for the fastest charging technologies. Xiaomi fired the opening show last year but bowed out for a while, claiming that 100-watt or higher charging is not yet ready from prime time. OPPO, however, seems to beg to differ and now even Vivo, via its iQOO brand, will be tempting fate with a 120W Super FlashCharge that it says will be ready for the public next month.

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OPPO teases 125W super flash charge next week

OPPO teases 125W super flash charge next week

Let's face it. We're stuck with current battery technologies in smartphones, at least in the foreseeable future. Because of that, manufacturers are pretty much forced to push the limits of charging technologies instead, performing the delicate balancing act between speed and safety. Among smartphone manufacturers, Chinese companies are the brave ones that try to go beyond boundaries with some rather insane, and OPPO might just have the most insane charging speed to show off in just a few days.

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Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Samsung has quite a lot packed for its Unpacked event next month and it won't just be about phones. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are poised to be more than just your regular annual Samsung tablet. Based on earlier leaked specs, this year's Android slates are poised to go head to head with Apple's iPad Pros not just in specs but especially in size. What those specs don't mention, however, are also important and at least one of the unspoken details might not be that reassuring.

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iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

iPhone 12 secret weapon tipped: Speedy power, AirPower

The next iPhone will likely sport a new sort of power adapter for the entire range of smartphones. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will likely all have a new sort of power adapter. The most basic version of the iPhone 12 was tipped to have a 20-watt PD USB-C adapter - which means the iPhone 12 will use a USB-C cord... but it'll use Lightning on the iPhone side.

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iOS 14 to extend AirPods life with optimized charging

iOS 14 to extend AirPods life with optimized charging

Concern or sometimes even obsession over battery life sometimes nurtures habits that ironically degrade battery capacity over time. While devices today are smart enough not to overcharge, some practices like keeping the battery at 100% for a long time will eventually kill the battery anyway. That's true for laptops and smartphones but it is also true for the tiny earbuds some wear day in and day out. That's why Apple is apparently rolling out in iOS 14 optimized charging to extend the longevity of its smallest smart products.

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All gas stations must charge EVs too rule German lawmakers

All gas stations must charge EVs too rule German lawmakers

The German government is requiring all gas stations in the country to offer electric vehicle charging, as part of an aggressive push to encourage motorists out of combustion vehicles and into EVs. Described as "an ambitious program," the new economic stimulus package announced this week by German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees cuts to tax and electricity pricing, among other things, but also puts green transportation front and center.

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When will iPhone go portless? New clues surface

When will iPhone go portless? New clues surface

It would seem only a matter of time before the iPhone is released without a Lightning port. Rumors over the past several years suggest that Apple's inclusion of Qi-standard wireless charging abilities in the iPhone point toward a completely port-free collection of handheld communication devices. An insider tip this week says Apple's not quite there yet with the iPhone 12 for 2020, but might be ready to roll in 2021.

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