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Xiaomi 100W quick charging tech is scary fast

Xiaomi 100W quick charging tech is scary fast

For all the progress we've made in mobile technology, from foldable displays to 5x zoom periscope lenses, we are still at the mercy of flat and solid rectangles that are our batteries. The only solution we have to prolong their use is to put more inside crammed spaces. And while power banks can stave of the red indicator for a while, you'll eventually be forced to run for a power socket. When you do, you might want to have Xiaomi's charging tech on your side to charge to full in just 17 minutes.

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Tesla V3 Supercharging promises 75-mile range in 5 minutes

Tesla V3 Supercharging promises 75-mile range in 5 minutes

Fast charging isn't a necessity for mobile devices only. While electric cars offer fewer worries about carbon footprints, they increase worries about charging times and the number of charging stations available. Tesla has already addressed the latter with 12,000 superchargers across the world. Now it is addressing charging speeds with its new V3 Supercharging upgrade that can reduce charging times down to an average of 15 minutes.

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Tesla Superchargers now charging super prices

Tesla Superchargers now charging super prices

Some things are too good to last. Then again, Tesla isn’t running a charity and it was only a matter of time before it actually started charging full price for the user of its Supercharger network. However, the sudden jump in price could very well be a rude awakening for those who’ve gotten used to dirt cheap charging prices. The good news is that Tesla’s might still be the best offer in town.

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This ambitious off-the-grid EV charger uses hydrogen fuel cells

This ambitious off-the-grid EV charger uses hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells could be the answer to building out a comprehensive EV charging network, but not in the way you might be thinking. While fuel cell based cars like the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai have seen limited launches, emitting only pure water as a waste product, one UK startup believes the hydrogen works better if you leave it behind.

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Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

If you've been wondering where Apple's AirPower charging accessory is, you're far from the only one. The wireless charging pad was announced alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X way back in 2017, and while Apple told us then that it would be released sometime in 2018, here we are in 2019 still waiting for an update. The latest news is far from an official confirmation that AirPower will be shipping soon, however it is the most credible rumor about the device we've heard in some time.

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Apple AirPower needs a rethink

Apple AirPower needs a rethink

We may have reached 2019, but Apple's AirPower certainly hasn't, with the much-anticipated wireless charging pad failing to hit shelves by the end of the company's self-imposed deadline. Announced alongside not 2018's iPhone range, but the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus the year before, AirPower was to be one of the most sophisticated - and flexible - wireless charging pads on the market.

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Volkswagen mobile charging station is a 360 kWh power bank for e-cars

Volkswagen mobile charging station is a 360 kWh power bank for e-cars

Our cars are becoming more and more like our smartphones: smart, connected, and electric. But with the rise of electric vehicles comes the question of charging, especially with EV charging stations being far and few in between. Volkswagen’s new solution also takes a page from smartphones with what it bills to be the first power bank for e-cars. Of course, it’s not something you can put in your trunk but it could at least reduce the hassle of setting up charging stations as needed.

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Twelve South PowerPic wireless phone charger looks like a picture frame

Twelve South PowerPic wireless phone charger looks like a picture frame

Twelve South has a new wireless charger for Qi-enabled smartphones and it's called PowerPic. The name refers to the device's unique design, which transforms the smartphone into a piece of art...at least until it finishes charging. When not in use, PowerPic looks like an ordinary picture frame that blends in with other room decor.

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Mophie Charge Stream desk stand is a versatile Qi wireless charger

Mophie Charge Stream desk stand is a versatile Qi wireless charger

Mophie has launched its Charge Stream desk stand, a Qi wireless charging stand for the latest iPhone models, as well as certain Samsung phones and other devices that are Qi-enabled. Unlike some wireless chargers, the new Mophie model features a mostly vertical design, propping the phone up so that it can still be easily viewed and used.

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Is your iPhone XS Max charging right?

Is your iPhone XS Max charging right?

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners, as well as people who have upgraded their existing iPhones and iPads to iOS 12, are in some cases reporting sporadic charging problems which mean their phones and tablets won't recharge - despite being plugged in. The newest iPhones promise the longest battery life of an X-series device so far, with up to 90 minutes more compared to last year's iPhone X.

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Apple AirPower is still MIA: This might be why

Apple AirPower is still MIA: This might be why

Apple's iPhone reveal event on September 12 played out mostly like we were expecting it to. Apple executives took the stage to debut a new Apple Watch and three new iPhones that all carry iPhone X branding, just as the rumors we heard in the weeks leading up to the event suggested they would. There was one product that notably missing from Apple's event, however: AirPower.

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Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

Galaxy Note 9 can play Fortnite for 5+ hours with one full battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was launched with the debut of the game Fortnite on Android. As the Galaxy Note 9 was essentially touted as the ultimate mobile device on which one might play Fortnite, we decided to run a test. At 9AM on test day I began playing Fortnite, and I did not quit the game nor did I turn off the display until the phone's battery went dead.

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