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You Can Technically Charge A Tesla Model X With Human Power

In 2020 we’re all looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, and one big way to do that is to generate clean emissions-free electricity. Whether it be solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, or wind, the renewable and clean energy movement is gaining momentum. What about good old fashioned human labor to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Can Technically Charge A Tesla Model X With Human Power

In 2020 we’re all looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, and one big way to do that is to generate clean emissions-free electricity. Whether it be solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, or wind, the renewable and clean energy movement is gaining momentum. What about good old fashioned human labor to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Solar Charging May Be The Key To Shoring Up America’s Rural EV Infrastructure

Electrify America and Envision Solar have joined forces in an attempt to bring electric car charging to routes through rural areas without steady and reliable access to a power grid. The initial test will involve thirty of these “EV ARC” units deployed throughout California’s Central, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Use a ‘USB Condom’ to Protect Your Devices at Public Chargers

Yes, it’s a terrible phrase, but a “USB Condom” is a great little gadget you can buy to prevent an unknown attacker from doing something they shouldn’t when you’re charging your device. In other words, a USB “data blocker,” if you prefer that phrase, will allow you to use public USB ports to charge your […]

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This Is The First Gas Station To Convert To An EV-Charging Station In America

Part of what makes electric car ownership difficult is the lack of available charging infrastructure away from the home. People can feel trapped by an EV’s range if their destination isn’t close to a charging station. Overall, we need to grow the charging infrastructure, and one Maryland gas station owner is helping…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Those Cheap Charging Cables Aren’t Worth It

We’ve all been tempted by those too-cheap-to-believe $10 packs of charging cables. Cables feel like a thing that should be cheap, and the prices charged by first-party manufacturers like Apple and Samsung can be hard to justify. But be warned: those cheap charging cables aren’t worth the trouble.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Fresh Towels Are Fine, But What Your Overnight Guests Really Need Is An Easy Way to Charge Their Devices

When staying at someone else’s home; be it in a family member’s guest room, on a couch in a friend’s basement, or even at an Airbnb, I’ve found that there’s one simple thing that makes me think, “this person has their shit together.” I’m speaking, of course, about easily accessible USB charging ports.Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s How Easy It Should Be To Charge The 2020 Porsche Taycan

Yesterday we found out about the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S, the new “entry level” version of Porsche’s new electric sedan that costs closer to $100,000 than $200,000, thankfully. Porsche also helpfully released a ton of info on how you can charge it, including an Amazon deal of all things.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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