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Sony patented a way for you to steal battery power from your friend's phone

Sony patented a way for you to steal battery power from your friend's phone A new patent filed by Sony could let you charge a smartphone by sucking precious energy from a friend's device.The patent describes a way to wirelessly transfer power between devices using near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Redox flow batteries could power and cool future chips at the same time

Redox flow batteries could power and cool future chips at the same time Researchers at IBM and ETH Zurich University have developed a tiny “flow battery” which is able to supply power to processors while also cooling them down.Although still in the early stages of development, this technology could help build smaller and more efficient hardware.

The Voltinator is an off-road ebike that is as tough as its name

The Voltinator is an off-road ebike that is as tough as its name Risse Racing Technology, an Oregon-based company known for their suspension components, has created the ebike with an attitude.More: The Carbon SUV e-bike is basically a powered mountain bike on steroids The benefit of an off-road ebike is its ability to reach destinations faster with less effort.

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years One ambitious startup is aiming to put passenger planes powered by electricity in the air within the next decade.Or, perhaps more realistically, in the next 20 years — depending on battery technology advancements.

Electric trucks powered by trolley wires are making their way to Los Angeles

Electric trucks powered by trolley wires are making their way to Los Angeles Yet, powering a delivery truck or an 18-wheeler with an electric battery isn’t very practical.During the trail, an extendable power coupler on the roof of the trucks links it to the lines hanging above the right lane.

How to choose a great battery pack for the Nintendo Switch

How to choose a great battery pack for the Nintendo Switch With great power, however, comes great battery drainage.5 and 6 hours of play time, with intensive titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hovering around three hours.

The safety dance: An inside look at how Samsung tests its batteries

The safety dance: An inside look at how Samsung tests its batteries Before my eyes a few weeks ago, one of the batteries for Samsung’s new S8 in that steel chamber began smoking, then sparking, and ultimately burst into flames.This assembly line has become more automated for this new phone, Samsung tells us, but that doesn’t mean everything is.

Part scooter, part moped, the Scrooser is more fun than a barrel of monkeys

Part scooter, part moped, the Scrooser is more fun than a barrel of monkeys At first glance, the Scrooser looks like a fat-tired, adult-size scooter because the power components are out of sight.The steel-framed Scrooser has a 36-volt, 500-watt, Lithium-ion battery and an impulse motor.

Study shows laptop batteries often don’t last as long as they say

Study shows laptop batteries often don’t last as long as they say A new study has found that the battery life estimates made by manufacturers of laptops rarely have much bearing on reality.Although Apple’s battery life claims were the closest to reality, in the case of some other manufacturers, their laptops lasted hours less than the stated time.

BioLite offers new ways to keep our gadgets charged in the backcountry

BioLite offers new ways to keep our gadgets charged in the backcountry Those models included the SolarPanel 5 and the SolarPanel 5+, each of which are capable of generating up to 5 watts of power from the sun.The SolarPanel 10+ sells for $130 and is available now.

FCC doc and tipster may have given us first look at Moto's upcoming E4

FCC doc and tipster may have given us first look at Moto's upcoming E4 Now, rumors indicate that Moto is looking to further drive the value proposition forward with two new devices: The Moto E4 and E4 Plus.Although it is still early, we have some details on what to expect from Moto’s upcoming bargain smartphones.

Valo is the versatile outdoor light that can be used just about anywhere

Valo is the versatile outdoor light that can be used just about anywhere Hikers and campers looking for a new light source to take with them on their outdoor adventures may want to check out the Valo, a lightweight and versatile flashlight that recently launched on Kickstarter.More: Primaloft brings NASA’s trademark Aerogel insulation to the market of outdoor apparel But the flashlight also has a few more tricks up its sleeve as well.

Microsoft test suggests that using the Edge browser will yield better battery life

Microsoft test suggests that using the Edge browser will yield better battery life While Edge received its own helping of new features, it appears that Microsoft also spent considerable time improving its underlying performance.The Surface Book running Edge lasted 751 minutes before running out of steam, while the machines running Chrome and Firefox lasted for 557 and 424 minutes, respectively.

Switch Charging Case Could Fix One Of The System's Glaring Design Missteps

Switch Charging Case Could Fix One Of The System's Glaring Design Missteps Inside the lower portion of the case is a plug, much like the one inside the Nintendo Switch dock.Knowing my propensity for losing little card-like things, I’ve been playing whatever’s in my Switch at the time.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Series' Battery Dead Ringer For Exploding Note 7

Samsung Galaxy S8 Series' Battery Dead Ringer For Exploding Note 7 8 inches, with a non-removable 3,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and MicroSD card support.2-inch big brother, the Galaxy S8 also includes a USB-C charging port, headphone jack (take that, Apple!

15 annoying LG G5 problems, and how to fix them

15 annoying LG G5 problems, and how to fix them We’ve been testing, perusing forum posts, and gathering a selection of the most commonly reported LG G5 problems in hopes of offering potential workarounds or fixes.You may also want to swing by the best LG G5 cases and take a look at our LG G5 tips and tricks.

Tips to make your iPhone battery last longer (and a common myth busted)

Tips to make your iPhone battery last longer (and a common myth busted) You’ll find the toggle to turn it on in Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode.To turn it off, go to Settings > General > Siri and turn Allow “Hey Siri” off.

25 annoying Samsung Galaxy S6 problems, and how to fix them

25 annoying Samsung Galaxy S6 problems, and how to fix them It’s easy to fall in love with the Galaxy S6.We’ve been gathering user feedback, checking out complaints, and searching for solutions to the biggest Galaxy S6 problems.