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Imagine fixing a live high voltage power line. Imagine flying a helicopter to go fix that live high voltage power line. Yes, a helicopter that could chop off the line and destroy everything. Imagine wrapping an electrical band-aid on that live high voltage power line. Yes, using your hands to wrap wire around the damaged wire bursting with electricity. This is one scary job. Watch it.

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Keeping your gadgets going with power is tricky business, which is a little unusual when you consider that there's an immense source of power constantly erupting over our heads. At a gadget level, there's plenty of solar chargers out there, but uptake has been relatively slow — and for a very good reason.

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Between Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, bigger screens, brighter games and busier lives, there's a lot taxing the battery in your smartphone right now. Thankfully, there are a lot of options when it comes to keeping the juice flowing. Which strategy do you use?

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It's Power Week here at Gizmodo Australia, where we'll look at the basics of the juice that runs all our highly prized gadgets, how you can maximise it and what the future holds. First up: You can't have power week without the basics of power, but pricing remains a highly contentious issue.