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iPhone 14 might get battery life boost thanks to new 5G chip

February 22nd, 2022

As with any new generation, the iPhone 14 will deliver several improvements over its predecessor. Battery life is one of the upgrades that iPhone 14 buyers can expect from this year’s iPhone generation, as it’s the kind of improvement we always seek from newer models. A new report indicates that Apple inked a new deal …

Xiaomi 200W Fast Charging

This is what happens when you recharge your phone at 200W

June 11th, 2021

Smartphone battery charging speeds have increased dramatically in recent years, with various companies pushing the envelope on what’s possible on phones and challenging each other in the process. Apple might not be comfortable raising the iPhone’s battery charging speed over 20W, but a Chinese phone maker has just announced its HyperCharge 200W fast-charging battery technology …

Xiaomi 200W Battery Charging Speed

This incredible new tech can recharge a smartphone in just 8 minutes

May 31st, 2021

The newest smartphones support insane charging speeds, both when it comes to wired charging and wireless charging. And as has been the case for several years now, Xiaomi is at the forefront of ultra-fast smartphone battery charging tech. The company unveiled wired charging speeds of up to 100W, with rumors from about a year ago …

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Apple’s battery replacements still havn’t made everyone happy

May 2nd, 2018

Late last year, Apple admitted that it has been throttling performance on older iPhones with worn-out batteries. The admission won Apple a legion of bad press and enough lawsuits to keep its legal department in fancy cars for the next decade. Since then, Apple has mostly appeased its customer base with a discounted iPhone battery …

Laptop battery fire recall

Watch this recalled laptop set an entire room on fire

March 26th, 2018

Most of the electronic gadgets we use are powered by lithium-ion batteries, and very occasionally, those lithium-ion batteries can malfunction. When they do, they have a tendency to burn or explode, and the results can be catastrophic. Exhibit A: Security camera footage from a plastic fabrication company in Letchworth, England. The video shows an HP …

This is what Apple’s battery health ‘fix’ looks like

February 6th, 2018

As part of its please-don’t-sue-us apology tour following the iPhone battery throttling revelations, Apple promised to introduce new battery health features to iOS 11.3, as well as a toggle that will let users disable performance throttling on devices with weak battery. Apple has released the promised battery health features in iOS 11.3 beta 2, which was …

iPhone battery replacement cost

Apple stores are overrun with customers wanting cheap battery replacements

January 15th, 2018

In order to placate the litigious masses calling for Tim Cook’s head over the iPhone battery slowdown feature, Apple recently decided to slash the cost of its iPhone battery replacement program. Getting a new battery installed at the Apple now costs $29, rather than $79, and it seems like people are taking full advantage. Wait …