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Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results

Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results What we know is that some Apple buyers have reported abnormally low battery life ever since the new MacBooks launched.First, there’s the fact that Apple’s battery life estimates are typically extremely good.

Save On Anker's PowerCore II, the Sequel To Your Favorite Battery Pack

Save On Anker's PowerCore II, the Sequel To Your Favorite Battery Pack Anker’s PowerCore line has reigned as our readers’ favorite USB battery pack for nearly a year, and its long awaited sequel has rolled out in the form of the PowerCore II.Grab the brand new PowerCore II 20000 for just $37.

Following Galaxy Note 7 disaster, S. Korea seeks to ensure history doesn’t repeat

Following Galaxy Note 7 disaster, S. Korea seeks to ensure history doesn’t repeat On Monday, the nation announced that it would bolster lithium-ion battery safety requirements and carry out regular inspections in order to avoid a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, in which mobile handsets would spontaneously combust as a result of faulty batteries.According to a statement from the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, lithium-ion battery manufacturers would be “subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections.

Note 7 fallout: South Korea will revise battery scrutiny regulations

Note 7 fallout: South Korea will revise battery scrutiny regulations The filing took place Sunday as the ban, which affects seven Muslim-majority countries, is in limbo as the Trump administration argues to re-implement the restrictions following a ruling by a U.S District judge that, for the moment, lifted the restrictions that had blocked thousands of people from entering the U.

Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market

Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market The South Korean government published the results of its own investigation into the explosive phone Monday, according to the The Korea Herald.Like Samsung, the state-run Korean Agency for Technology Standards concluded that the Note7's volatility stemmed from its battery.

Add an LED notification strip to your Moto Z with the Moto Mod on Indiegogo

Add an LED notification strip to your Moto Z with the Moto Mod on Indiegogo If you are a Moto Z owner, you may be in luck — the latest Moto Mod to hit Indiegogo adds a strip of LED lighting around the edge of the Moto Z that pulses to tell you exactly what kinds of notifications you’re getting.Using the Moto Mod, which is called Edge, you will be able to set the color you want for each notification type — so, for example, you can set Gmail to have red notifications, games to have green notifications, and so on.

Moment has three new accessories to unlock the power of your iPhone 7 camera

Moment has three new accessories to unlock the power of your iPhone 7 camera Now on Kickstarter, Moment is debuting a new battery photo case, a photo case (really just like the battery case but without the battery), and a cinema wide lens for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.The iPhone 7 Plus Case comes complete with a 3,500mAh battery, while the iPhone 7 case carries a 2,500mAh battery.

Elon Musk reveals a key detail about the Model 3's battery

Elon Musk reveals a key detail about the Model 3's battery Elon Musk confirmed that in a reply on Twitter on Tuesday, explaining that the Model 3's wheelbase just can't fit such a big battery.The Model S is available with either a 60, 75, 90 or a 100 kWh battery, so it's likely the Model 3 with come with one of the lower three options.

We can’t make this up: A fire broke out in a Samsung battery factory

We can’t make this up: A fire broke out in a Samsung battery factory This morning, a factory that is a part of Samsung SDI, the company’s division responsible for designing and manufacturing power packs for the company’s mobile devices, caught fire in dramatic fashion.In early September 2016, reports of exploding Note 7 devices emerged online.

DJI wants Mavic Pro pilots to practice safe flight with its latest accessories

DJI wants Mavic Pro pilots to practice safe flight with its latest accessories The lineup for the Mavic Pro now includes several extras to help keep that $1,000 investment a bit safer.The new propeller cage is designed for flight newbies to keep the Mavic’s arms and propellers guarded during flight.

Battery test confirms above-average battery life of Samsung Galaxy A5

Battery test confirms above-average battery life of Samsung Galaxy A5 The Galaxy Note 7 recall isn’t stopping South Korean tech giant Samsung from continuing to make and release devices.Following months of rumors and speculation, Samsung has taken the wraps off of the 2017 Galaxy A series.

Harvard creates a flow battery that can last for 10 years

Harvard creates a flow battery that can last for 10 years Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed a new flow battery capable of lasting more than 10 years.A flow battery uses liquid electrolytes to store charges.

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery Ever the incubator for innovative ideas, Stanford University announced this week its engineers successfully developed a new type of low-cost battery capable of storing renewable energy.A breakthrough, no doubt, but what is particularly impressive is that the engineers used urea — a compound typically found in fertilizer or the urine of mammals — to create the battery.

Urine luck! Stanford just developed a pee-based, super-efficient battery

Urine luck! Stanford just developed a pee-based, super-efficient battery The secret ingredient for developing cheap, effective batteries could turn out to be urine, according to researchers from Stanford University.In a new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Stanford physicists describe a battery that works efficiently using urea, the central component of urine, after water.

It’s tough to trust a smart smoke alarm, but Roost and Nest Protect won me over

It’s tough to trust a smart smoke alarm, but Roost and Nest Protect won me over For the fifth installment in our Digital Trends Smart Apartment series, we’re exploring smart smoke alarms.Many smart-home products fall into the security or convenience camps, and smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors fit in both.

When body warmth alone won’t cut the cold, these electric clothes crank up the heat

When body warmth alone won’t cut the cold, these electric clothes crank up the heat More: Stay warm in the wild with Rumpl’s portable electric blanket While down and modern synthetic insulation are excellent at keeping you warm, heated clothes crank the warmth factor to a new level.The result is a down jacket that’s already warm on its own, and supercharged with heated panels.

The MacBook Pro’s battery life is better, but it’s still not the best

The MacBook Pro’s battery life is better, but it’s still not the best 9 watt-hour battery, but the new MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar has a much smaller 49.Consumer Reports confirmed the fix did extend life, and gave the MacBook Pro line a recommendation afterwards.