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These Battery Saving Tricks Don’t Work

There are some bad battery hacks out there. A lot of them are holdovers from old advice that has been around since the dawn of the smartphone—advice that’s no longer relevant. In the video above, I bust the three most common battery myths that just won’t go away.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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No, You Can’t Charge Your AirPods Case With Your Apple Watch Charger

On paper, this little trick should be possible. The Apple Watch uses a Qi-based charger, and your AirPod wireless charging case also supports Qi charging. Instead of plugging in your wireless charging case, you should be able to set it right on top of your Apple Watch charger to give it some juice. Right?Read more… […]

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Wait to Buy a Galaxy Note 10+ Adapter for Super-Fast 45W Charging

Shopping for a new charger for your phone can be confusing. Typically, you’re good to go with whatever ships with your device, but it probably isn’t an adapter that can give you the fastest and best charging speeds. Those are often more expensive, and your smartphone’s manufacturer isn’t going to be that generous out…Read more… […]

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Chevron and EVgo Partner to Build Fast Chargers at Gas Stations

EVgo wants to bring electric car charging infrastructure to the mainstream by fitting them in convenient places. Far too often are electric charging stations placed in the middle of nowhere without even so much as shelter from the rain or a place to relieve yourself. It makes sense to place these battery top up spots…Read […]

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No, Actually, Don’t Buy a Long Charging Cable For Your Couch. Buy This Instead. 

Buy a long charging cable, they said. You can use it on the couch, they said. It’s basically self care, they said. This particular piece of internet wisdom has been passed down from generation to generation (including by me, it must be said), and it’s good advice in spirit, but off-base in execution.Read more… Continue […]

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BMW and Porsche’s Three-Minute Ultrafast Charger Is Here to Cure Your Range Anxiety

BMW and Porsche unveiled a prototype ultrafast electric car charger capable of charging specially designed research cars to 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles, worth of charge in just three minutes and to 80 percent of battery life within 15 minutes. And just like that, the era of electric range anxiety is over. Read more… […]

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If Your iPhone Keeps Dying, Check for Weirdly Behaving Apps

Battery issues are one of the more headache-inducing problems you’ll ever deal with as an iPhone owner. Whether it’s Apple’s alleged planned obsolescence or just the simple physics of your iPhone’s battery—it won’t last forever—there will come a time when you can’t make it through the day on a single charge. But…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Get Duped by Crappy Third-Party Chargers

Nobody likes spending $50 for a cable to replace the one that came with your smartphone, tablet, or other battery-draining device. You know, the cable you can’t find, the one that’s weirdly frayed, or the one that your loving pet chewed to pieces. While you might be tempted to go super-budget for a replacement, first…Read […]

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How to Charge Your iPhone Faster 

Today’s “I’ll believe it when I see it” iPhone rumor-mongering concerns not the iPhone itself, but its charger—the most important accessory you’ll find in its meticulously crafted packaging. As the speculation goes, Apple is allegedly considering bumping up the default charger for the iPhone 9 or iPhone X2: iPhones…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets

If you’re living your life away from power outlets than at some point you’ll need to invest in an external battery pack. Only not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it’s also critical to consider the kind […]

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