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Climate Change Could Mean A Lot More Lightning StrikesĀ 

Add lightning to the list of dangers climate change will likely magnify. A new study projects that a warmer climate could mean 50 per cent more lightning strikes in the US in the coming decades.


I Wish This iPhone Flash Drive Worked Better

I have no idea why Apple still sells iPhones and iPads that have only 16GB of storage. But wouldn’t it be great if you could just plug in a flash drive that added more? The SanDisk iXpand wants to be that drive. Sadly, it’s not.


Holy Crap, Watch These Crazy Russians Catch A Lightning Bolt

Video: Not having enough with hanging from buildings and just driving through their Mad Max roads, the crazy Russians now spend their days playing with high voltage electricity. Here you have them emulating Benjamin Franklin and catching a lightning with a kite, filmed in slow motion.


Smartphone Charging Cables Don't Get Much More Portable Than This

Thin smartphones also mean thin batteries, and carrying a charging cable so your phone can last the day is basically a fact of life now. To make the situation a little more convenient there have been countless keychain-friendly solutions for charging your smartphone, but none as perfectly tiny as the inCharge.


That Charging Cable With A Built-in Alarm Just Got Even More Useful

Remember the ChargerLeash? It was a replacement USB charging cable for your smartphone that featured a built-in audible alarm so that when it was unplugged, there was little chance you’d forget it and leave it behind. Now there’s a new ‘Pro’ version with a simple silencer so you can also use the cable at home, without the alarm constantly going off.


A Mesmerising Site That Tracks And Displays Real-Time Lightning Strikes

Did you know that a lightning strike emits a broadband pulse of radio waves that can be detected thousands of miles away? It’s that phenomenon which allows a website called Blitzortung to show lightning strikes as they happen all around the world, in real-time. If you thought it was hard to tear your eyes away from the World Cup, this is somehow even more entertaining to watch.


Photos: Melbourne Had An Insane Lightning Storm Last Night

If you were anywhere near Melbourne last night, you could have been fooled into thinking it was the end of days playing out in the skies above your fair city. A lightning storm of biblical proportions wreaked havoc on the city last night, destroying a house and damaging power infrastructure. As the sun rises on a city still mostly intact, people are sharing some amazing photos of what they saw.


Just Add Water And This Tiny Emergency Torch Glows For 72 Hours

Because batteries have a limited shelf life, that torch you’ve been saving for an emergency might not actually work when you need it to. So instead of stocking up on candles, grab a couple of these tiny emergency lights from Eton that simply need you to add water to keep them lit for three full days.


A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-In Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this Christmas with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length — even if Christmas is months away. It’s the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those 10 power-sipping LEDs mean your device is most likely going to charge just a little slower than normal.


Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To An iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we’d soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad’s digital Lightning port, instead of the analogue headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new Lightning-friendly Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS devices.


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