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GM recalls 68,000 Chevy Bolt EVs after reports of battery fires

You might need to take your Chevy Bolt in for major service. Detroit News and The Verge report that GM is recalling 68,677 Bolt EVs (50,900 in the US) to help it identify the causes of five battery fires between 2017 and 2019. The car maker has found…
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Sony’s Xperia 5 II is official a 120Hz OLED display, 4,000mAh battery, and 5G everywhere except the US

Carrying on the week of tech launches is Sony with its latest flagship, the Xperia 5 II that sports a Snapdragon 865 processor and the tall 21:9 aspect ratio that the brand is known for in recent times. 5G is present, as is a notchless 120Hz OLED display, and a trio of rear cameras. The […]

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro leaks with wireless charging and long battery life

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro has leaked, showcasing some key improvements from its already-impressive predecessor. This device is expected to launch pretty soon, but at this point we’ve got a pretty good idea of what Huawei’s next watch is capable of. Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro leaks The newer variant of Huawei’s in-house smartwatch […]

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The OnePlus ‘Clover’ reportedly brings a massive 6,000mAh battery for ~$200 and will launch in the US

As we wrap up our review of the OnePlus Nord, the brand is reported to be targeting the affordable smartphone segment with a phone that could cost around $ 200, sporting a humongous battery. Codenamed “Clover”, this new OnePlus handset is rumored to be coming to the US, unlike the recently announced Nord. According to AndroidCentral, […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy A51 5G has a bigger battery, more RAM, and an upgraded processor

We reviewed Samsung’s Galaxy A51 a couple of weeks ago and found it to be something of a lagfest, it’s excellent build quality and versatile quad-camera setup being let down by the lackluster Exynos 9611 processor. Vodafone UK sent us a communique earlier today informing us that a 5G variant is now available with an […]

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Honda will build two EVs based on GM battery technology

Honda will launch two new EVs for model year 2024 in the US and Canada, and they'll both be based on GM's EV platform. According to GM EVP Doug Parks, the automakers have teamed up to achieve an "all-electric future" and to deliver…
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The budget-busting Nokia 2.3 with 2-day battery life is now on sale for $129/£99

Ahead of MWC 2020 where it is expected to announce the successor to the Nokia 9 PureView, HDM Global is fleshing out its entry-level offerings with the launch of the budget-busting Nokia 2.3 which is now available to order in the US and the UK for just $ 129/£99. Packing in a 6.2-inch HD+ display, a […]

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Nokia 2.3 announced with dual cameras, two-day battery, and a commitment to software updates

HMD Global and Nokia have announced the Nokia 2.3, the latest smartphone in Nokia’s line of budget-friendly devices. There’s a lot of familiarity with Nokia’s other phones, but a few key improvements that make this a really compelling mid-range offering at a great price. The Nokia 2.3 features a large 6.2-inch full HD display, which […]

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Aukey Sprint 8000mAh battery review

There are plenty of portable batteries on the market, but finding one that perfectly fits your needs can be tricky. Aukey recently rolled out their new line of Omni-Power charging accessories, and they’ve included a handy little 8000mAh portable charger in that line. That’s not the biggest battery bank we’ve ever seen, but Aukey has […]

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Oppo Reno Ace is the first phone that can fully charge its battery in 30 minutes

Oppo has announced the Reno Ace, which on the surface just looks like another flagship in a crowded market. That’s not a bad thing, but a phone with a Snapdragon 855+, tons of RAM and storage, and a multi-camera system is just pretty typical right now. But what makes the Reno Ace stand out is […]

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The 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a new battery design

Apple's latest smartwatch model isn't that different from Series 4, but its 40mm version is apparently hiding a component that's dramatically different from its peers. iFixit has discovered that the smaller Series 5 watch uses a battery encased in me…
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[Deal] This fast-charging 13000mAh Anker battery pack is 31% off right now

If you’re in the market for a new battery pack, Anker has a killer deal on one of their fast charging portable batteries. It’s a 13000mAh battery so it’s sizable enough to recharge even the biggest phones a few times, and it works with Anker’s zippy IQ charging to charge up your phone pretty quickly. […]

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Meet the Huawei Watch GT 2 (with up to two weeks of battery life)

Alongside the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei also announced the Watch GT 2. We were expecting this watch from some previous leaks, but there were some things that still surprised us. The watch is running LiteOS instead of HarmonyOS, for example, and Huawei claims it can deliver up to 14 days of battery life, which is […]

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OPPO announces fast charging that can juice a 4000mAh battery in just 30 minutes

OPPO has announced a new set of fast charging standards for their upcoming smartphones, one of which should charge up just about any phone on the market in half an hour. There’s a lot to be excited about, especially for anyone that constantly deals with a low battery during the day. The standard we’re most […]

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Samsung is testing a phone with a massive 6000mAh battery

A new rumor has popped up that makes it seem like Samsung is about to start batteries more seriously than anyone else on the market. The leak, which comes from Galaxy Club, shows an enormous 6000mAh battery from Samsung designed for an upcoming smartphone. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all the concrete info about the battery […]

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Tesla opens Vegas V3 Supercharger station powered by solar and battery

Tesla is opening a V3 Supercharger station right on the Las Vegas Strip. The automaker released a video today with more details about its newest charging site, located next to the LINQ hotel's High Roller ferris wheel. Drivers can take advantage of T…
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Tesla drops mid-range Model 3 battery option

Now that the $ 35,000 Model 3 is here, Tesla appears ready to streamline its options. The automaker has removed the Mid Range battery option from its Model 3 configuration tool, leaving a gap between the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus models…
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Apple hires former Samsung exec to lead its battery division

Apple has poached the head of Samsung's battery division to lead its own battery development efforts. Cupertino hired Samsung SDI's Soonho Ahn to become its Global Head of Battery Developments, Bloomberg has reported after spotting the major career m…
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Redmi Note 7 is official with a huge 48MP camera, 6.3-inch Full HD display and 4,000mAh battery

Known for producing budget-conscious handsets for Xiaomi in previous years, Redmi has officially launched its very first handset as an independent entity. The newly announced Redmi Note 7 features a metal and glass design, along with a 6.3-inch display, a massive 48MP rear camera, and a big 4,000mAh battery.  Besides being the first phone to be […]

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Google finally admits that dark mode helps with battery life on OLED displays

It’s something that most Samsung users have been aware of since the Galaxy S2 launched; AMOLED (OLED) displays use much less power when showing dark or true black wallpapers. In its quest to implement its Material Design that brought blinding white brightness to its apps as well as encouraging app developers to follow suit, Google has […]

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[TA Deals] Save 60% on the Extreme Boost 20000mAh battery!

Need a new portable battery? We’ve got a deal on a whopping 20,000mAh backup battery that’ll keep your phone going and going and going off a single charge, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either. The Extreme Boost battery can power up to four devices at once at up to 2.4A […]

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Google changed a battery setting on Android phones by mistake

Some Android users probably noticed some strange things happening with their phones over the last couple of days. Apps might have stopped updating in the background, location services maybe weren't in use when your screen was locked, and your notific…
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[TA Deals] Save 65% on this massive PowerUP 11,000mAh USB battery

You can never have too many portable batteries around, and right now Talk Android Deals is offering a great deal on another one to add to your collection that won’t cost too much. The PowerUP 11,000mAh Triple USB battery is loaded with features and offers plenty of capacity for keeping your devices recharged on the […]

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Google Maps’ location sharing now includes your battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints of the new feature in a Google Maps beta for Android earlier this year, and…
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TicWatch Pro review: Layered displays make it a battery champ

Wear OS hasn’t been taking the world by storm lately. The tech world has all but abandoned it and the fashion brands that adopted the software haven’t pushed the needle forward. Things have been stagnant for over a year. Notwithstanding Google’s lack of effort to improve Wear OS, some truly innovative and fresh hardware could really […]

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Official images, battery capacity, and price details leak ahead of LG G7 ThinQ’s launch tomorrow

While we are just a day away from seeing the LG G7 ThinQ launch in New York tomorrow, that doesn’t mean that the leaks have stopped. On the contrary, today’s leak includes more renders, some information on the G7 ThinQ’s battery capacity, and even some details on how much it will cost. According to WinFuture, the […]

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Galaxy Note 9 rumors pick up steam, suggest a bigger battery and 6.4-inch screen

The Galaxy Note 9 rumors are going to start getting more frequent over the next few months, and today we’ve got a leak that suggests some improvements in key areas for Samsung’s late-year flagship. We’ve already heard that Samsung is working on putting the fingerprint sensor underneath the screen, but now we know they want […]

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Best Battery Banks and Portable Chargers [2018]

It’s Friday night and you just left work for the weekend. You’re supposed to meet up with some friends, and, oh, wait. Your phone has 11% of its battery left. You’re not going to make it very long with that. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. The best way to […]

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Corsair’s wireless gaming keyboard has a 75-hour battery life

If Logitech's no-lag wireless gaming keyboard converted you into a fan of no-wires gaming, you'll love Corsair's new offerings. The peripheral-maker has launched a handful of devices at CES 2018, including a wireless gaming keyboard of its own, as we…
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Wireless earbuds will soon have triple the battery life with Qualcomm’s new chipset

Wireless earbuds are one of the latest advancements in audio tech, but two major problems continue to hold them back – battery life and wireless reception. Qualcomm’s latest wireless earbud chipset (QCC5100) promises a huge leap forward in battery life, almost tripling what current generation devices can get. In addition, better wireless transmit power should […]

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Samsung admits there’s a flaw with the Galaxy Note 8’s battery

Samsung’s Galaxy Note line is no stranger to battery problems, and unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 8 is still running into issues. Don’t get too alarmed, though, since these batteries are simply failing, not exploding. The long and short of the situation is that sometimes when a Galaxy Note 8 fully discharges its battery, it won’t […]

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Some Galaxy Note 8 owners have reported battery charging issues

Some Galaxy Note 8 owners have been reporting that they couldn't charge or turn on their handsets after the batteries ran dry — a problem that plagues other phones as well. While Samsung reps have been trying to address individual issues, a company…
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The “Now Playing” feature on Pixel 2 phones uses AmbientSense to save your battery

Now that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are official, the “Now Playing” feature has gotten a lot of attention. Music playing in the background is automatically detected and identified on your lock screen. It basically takes Shazam to the next level. Google claims that the feature can work offline and won’t […]

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Bixby and a removable battery are coming to the Galaxy Tab Active 2

Three years ago, Samsung launched its first ruggedized tablet, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active. It featured an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance and a shock resistant shell. Similar in concept to the Galaxy S Active series of phones, the aging tablet is about to get a successor with the Galaxy Tab Active 2. […]

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Google Pixel 2 finally adopts Bluetooth battery level reporting

It’s not uncommon for device manufacturers to build out features that eventually make their way back to AOSP, which then get adopted on Google’s Nexus/Pixel line and then to pretty much all other Android phones. That’s happened again, but this time with Bluetooth battery level reporting. In case you didn’t know, battery level reporting is […]

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Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

When it comes to making batteries for wearables or implantable medical devices, there are a few features that have to be incorporated. The batteries need to be flexible and remain functional while being bent or twisted, and ideally, they'll be absent…
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Xfinity Mobile adds LG X Charge with massive battery

Xfinity Mobile added a new device to their portfolio of smartphones available for consumers signing up for the wireless service. The LG X Charge is aimed at users who really do not like to hook up their phone to a charger thanks to the massive 4,500mAh battery. According to LG’s Chang Ma, President of LG […]

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Apple will process some Apple Watch battery repairs for up to 3 years

Apple has recognized that some of its earliest Apple Watches have been affected by swollen batteries, and will provide these owners with two years of service that extend beyond the one-year limited warranty.

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Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while…
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Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so — and they’ve created a battery to prove it.

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Is your Microsoft Surface’s battery still troublesome? New drivers try another fix

Today, Microsoft issued its September 2016 update to provide some additional relief to Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface 3 users. The new drivers optimize battery life, touch, pen response, and more.

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Android phones best Apple’s iPhone 7 battery life

This may be hard for Apple and its loyalists to hear, but the iPhone 7 does not have better battery life than the best Android phones. Which?, a U.K.-based publication, put the iPhone 7 against the HTC 10, G5, and Galaxy S7 to see where the phones ranked in terms of battery life. Here’s an […]

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Incipio’s Offgrid Galaxy S7 Edge case boosts battery life and supports wireless charging

If your Galaxy S7 Edge keeps running out of power, the Incipio Offgrid battery case is for you. This case offers an extra 3,700mAh of power and supports wireless and QC 2.0 pass-through charging.

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Bragi’s new fully wireless earbuds blow away the competition on battery life

Bragi has announced a new pair of earbuds called The Headphone. It’s a simple pair of Bluetooth-connected earbuds that have 6+ hours of battery life. Perfect for smartphones without a headphone jack, or so Bragi says.

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External battery sticks to your phone to offer a slim and stylish package

A new external battery from Schosche uses magnets to stick to your phone, allowing you to quickly attach it when you want to use it and detach it when you don’t. To do this, the battery requires a small adhesive magnet to be stuck to your phone.

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Researchers develop nanowire battery that lasts “thousands” of charges

A new nanowire-based lithium-ion battery pioneered by University of California researchers can withstand thousands more charges than most batteries currently on the market.

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This 9,000mAh portable battery bank can recharge itself in only 18 minutes

Portable power banks can take forever to recharge, but not the iTron. This 9,000mAh battery can recharge from zero to 100 percent in only 18 minutes, and it’ll have enough juice to charge your iPhone 6S after only five minutes.

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Are you affected by Low Battery Anxiety? Your cure is the LG G5

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Good thing for LG because I’m not a licensed professional capable of diagnosing and treating cases of Low Battery Anxiety. It’s something millions of Americans are affected by every year, but almost none of them doing anything about it. The latest promotional video for the new LG G5 takes us inside a group therapy session in which the participants are all suffering from Low Battery Anxiety.

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The video stars Brian Huskey as the group’s therapist, showing them they can unchain from wall outlets and stop worry about battery life by getting the LG G5. The phone has a modular design due to the Magic Slot, a little port on the bottom that can be used to swap batteries and connect different modules.

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Because LG called the specific video above the full version, expect to see a shortened 15- or 30-second version start airing on television in the coming days or weeks.

LG’s new flagship has a 5.3-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and a 2800mAh battery. Although Android 6.0 Marshmallow is at the core, the G5 has LG’s software overlay masking the stock version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Next month, carriers and retailers will begin accepting pre-orders before the LG G5 eventually goes on sale in April.

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Zagg’s new battery pack charges up your iPhone and Apple Watch on the move

Mobile accessory manufacturer Zagg has made the Mobile Charging Station One, a clever two-in-one battery pack that charges both an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time, wherever you are.

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This bulky band wants to boost your Apple Watch’s battery

Battery woes are what plague today’s tech. The Apple Watch, like most smartwatches, almost always needs to be charged daily, so a new Kickstarter campaign wants to help by offering a band that charges the watch.

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