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AI Is the New Secret Weapon in the Quest for Better Batteries

Compared to all the electronics that power the tiny computer in your pocket; battery technology is downright disappointing. Not only does your smartphone need charging every day, but in a few years, its battery will be barely able to hold a charge at all. So how long will your device last? Researchers at Standford…Read more… […]

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Here’s How That Tesla Model X Burned Down On a Frozen Lake Without Going Through The Ice

A member of the Tesla Motors Club forum posted a photo this past Tuesday of a burnt shell of a Tesla Model X, which was curiously parked on top of a frozen lake. At first it seemed weird that a car could be so burnt and not melt through the ice, but apparently sinking was […]

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If Your Child Swallows a Button Battery, Honey Might Help

Coin cell or “button” batteries are small, shiny, and feel tingly on the tongue. If you’re a toddler, that puts them into the category of “belongs in my mouth.” But a swallowed button battery can begin burning a hole through a kid’s esophagus in hours, causing pain, severe injury, and sometimes complications leading…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s Why Automakers Don’t Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car

Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As the EV market gets more competitive, automakers have started benchmarking charge times to only 80 percent. Why don’t they advertise how long it takes to fully charge?Read more… Continue […]

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How to Keep Your Devices’ Batteries Alive As Long As Possible

Love them or hate them, batteries power everything you hold dear, or at least everything inside your phone. You might have a brand new iPhone with a fully charged battery or a dying iPhone 6, whose battery is so degraded it requires a replacement from Apple (at least it’s discounted). Sure, all batteries degrade…Read more… […]

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iOS 11’s Next Update Lets You Control Your iPhone’s Battery Life, But You Probably Shouldn’t

Apple’s upcoming iOS 11.3 update is bringing a few improvements to its augmented reality software, some new animoji, and, luckily, more granular control over your iPhone’s performance. You’ll be able to choose for yourself whether or not you want to decrease the performance of your iPhone for the sake of boosting…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Charge Your MacBook and Nintendo Switch on the Go With Anker’s New USB-C PD Battery Pack

Anker’s reader-favorite PowerCore battery packs run the gamut from tiny tubes that fit into your pocket to massive blocks of energy that can power your devices for days at a time. Today’s deal is quite firmly in the latter camp.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Elon Musk Wants to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild Its Grid Using Tesla Batteries [Updated]

Elon Musk, your friendly neighborhood billionaire, has said Tesla has the ability to remake Puerto Rico’s grid if the government is interested. And, well, it sounds like they’re very interested.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Use Your iPhone’s Battery To Learn Where Your Time Goes

We’ve all done it. Thrown ourselves onto the couch, phone in hand, determined to like only a few Instagram pictures of dogs in backpacks and inspirational calligraphy work. Three hours later, you realize you’ve done nothing but make yourself feel a little bit sadder (your calligraphy work is just fine, by the way).…Read more… Continue […]

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