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I Wish I Had This Do-It-All Portable Power Station When I Flew Abroad

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I’d had the Belkin TravelRockstar, I could have lightened my load.


'Yolk And Shell' Nanoparticles Could Make Batteries Last Longer

As batteries go through repeated charge-and-discharge cycles, their electrodes expand and contract — and the physical damage that causes leads to gradual battery degradation. Now, a team of researchers from MIT has a new kind of nanoparticle that may ease the problem.


Nvidia Recalls Some Shield Tablets Because The Batteries May Catch Fire

Over the past year, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet has become one of the top tablets for Android users. Today, the company recalled a subset of the devices, saying they’re prone to, uh, no easy way to say this, exploding into flames.


Want MicroSD In Your Galaxy S6? Consider This Battery Boosting Case

We called the Galaxy S6 the best smartphone you can buy. Some would consider that a betrayal. After all, the S6 doesn’t have removable batteries or SD card slots anymore — it’s completely sealed. But you know what? There’s a new case that might solve at least one of those problems.


Get Longer Battery Life From Your New Laptop: Everything You Need To Know

Tired of your laptop running flat in the middle of class or an important meeting? Time to shape up and manage your portable power better. These tips will get you started.


The First USB-C Battery That Can Charge A Laptop At Full Speed

There are countless reasons to embrace USB-C with open arms, like being able to charge your laptop from the same external battery as your phone. And MOS’ new Reach Go is the first portable power bank that will actually charge a USB-C laptop as fast as it would from a wall outlet.


An Electric Highway Will Soon Connect Perth And South-West WA

If you own an electric car and live in Western Australia, travelling from town to town just got a lot easier. Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf and other electric vehicles will be able to use the RAC’s new Electric Highway network, free, until the end of the year.


Nissan's Next-Gen Leaf Has 550km Of All-Electric Range

Nissan’s Leaf city car is a great, affordable alternative to the Tesla Motors Model S and other high-end electric cars. It doesn’t have a huge range in its current iteration, though, but that’s about to change — there’s a range-boosting update on the way, and the next Leaf could have over five hundred kilometres of all-electric power.


Preorder The Roost: A 9V That Gives Smoke Detectors Notifications

Back in January we got our first hands-on with the Roost at CES, but anyone who’s ever used a 9V battery is already familiar with the product. The only difference is that this 9V includes built-in Wi-Fi to give your standard smoke detector the ability to send alerts to your smartphone.


You Can Jump Start Your Car With A Dozen AA Batteries

Although you should probably just keep a set of jump leads and a spare $20 in your car, it turns out there’s a non-conventional way to revive a dead battery, using a dozen AAs, a little soldering, and some firmly-crossed fingers.


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