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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users can’t charge their devices

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumoured to improve the battery life of the flagship series, the current Galaxy S8 Plus and Note 8 are reportedly experiencing problems. Users have apparently been experiencing the inability to charge the device after the battery has fully drained out. The reports surfaced on …

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Samsung assures customers that Galaxy S7’s won’t explode

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Samsung has had a difficult time of things the past couple of months. Despite a much publicised recall, the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone it released just kept overheating and exploding. Ultimately it had to scrap the entire launch and call in millions of handsets, costing it billions. Looking to rebound …

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Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 users to turn off their phones

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Samsung is in double-damage control mode. Following numerous reports of even supposedly safe, recalled or replaced Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire, the South Korean electronics maker has simply recommended that all Note 7 owners shut the handset down while it investigates. It’s very possible too that it will stop …

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Samsung frees up $900 million by selling minor share holdings

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Samsung Electronics has generated close to $900 (£690) million by selling small share holdings it has in various companies. Purportedly the reasoning is to help generate investment funds for the core business, which will help consolidate Samsung’s efforts into its major earning divisions. Companies that Samsung sold shares for includes …

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Acer’s new all-in-one PC doubles as a giant tablet

Acer’s newly announced all-in-one PC just so happens to double as a massive tablet. The 17.3 inch Acer Aspire Z3-700 comes with a touch screen, an Intel Skylake based CPU, 8GB of RAM, an SSD or traditional hard drive, along with a high-capacity battery so you can take it around …

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Apple to start replacing dying batteries quicker for iOS devices

Apple has gone ahead and updated its Apple Care extended warranty, allowing users to secure battery replacements for their devices faster than before. Previously, those with Apple Care could only get their batteries replaced should its overall health fall to 50 per cent, or fail completely. However, now Apple’s premium …

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Tesla shows off new home-battery tech

Earlier this week we heard that Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, would soon be unveiling new battery technology designed with the home and businesses in mind, and now it’s done so. The idea behind the new tech, is to reduce dependence on the grid, allow for the local storage of …

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Dyson could power your next phone’s battery

Better battery life is something that the world is striving for at the moment. Whether it’s in the manufacturing of smartphones and wearables, electric cars or the ever just out of reach armoured exo-skeletons or our Iron Man inspired dreams. Fortunately then there’s a technology just around the corner that …

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Arctic Power Bank 4000 Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic’s latest mobile accessories, the Power Bank 4000.  We have looked at a number of Arctic’s mobile accessories over the last few years and have been generally very impressed with the level of quality and value for money that …

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Apple admits iPhone 5 battery fault

Apple has confirmed that a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 models suffer from a battery fault that causes accelerated power drain. Free battery replacements are being offered at Apple stores, affected models can be identified by the serial number. Apple won’t replace your iPhone 5 battery if the handset has a cracked …

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New battery tech can fully charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

Battery technology hasn’t scaled well with smartphones, leaving consumers wishing for bigger and better batteries and while energy efficiency has improved a bit, many users find their phones dying before the day is done. This is where Israeli startup StoreDot comes in, the small company has created a Bio-Organic battery …

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