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More exploding batteries come to light

My wife currently works as a customer service assistant in a local town. While she was working last week, she could hear a commotion outside in the street. A member of the public came running into to her office, screaming for help and requesting a fire extinguisher stating …

Control anything that takes AA batteries from an iOS device

Amidst the chaos that is MWC is little that is of interest to iPhone/iPad users so, to keep our dedicated Apple readers happy, is an interesting story making the rounds at the moment.  While mobiles may not be innovating in interesting ways (LG G5 aside), you can always rely on …

Quick Charge 3 from Qualcomm

Processor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced the latest version of its Quick charge system, now imaginatively named “Quick Charge 3.0”. It’ll debut on the Snapdragon 820 chipset next year and will then roll out to the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430 platforms. Quick Charge 3.0 will allow compatible phones …

How about a tiny phone battery you can hang on your keys?

I promised myself I wouldn’t mention any more Kickstarter campaigns. However, it’s Friday and it’s pretty much the weekend so here goes. I could witter on about the battery on your smartphone and how it’s just not as good as you’d like it to be, but … you …

Taking ages to charge your phone? StoreDot have the solution

Battery technology clearly hasn’t kept up with our requirements. Most smartphone owners are now used to getting only a day at best from their devices and there’s a plethora of mobile chargers and car chargers to help bridge the gaps. We want slim phones and therefore slim batteries …

Let’s face it, batteries are rubbish

At Mobile World Congress I’d love to see someone announce a phone battery that actually lasts more than a day. I mean, Duracell have the Powermat and we all have chargers in the car… at home.. at the office. Now we’re even seeing more of these mobile device …