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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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Samsung investigates battery exploding in man’s pants

A man in South Korea has been taken to hospital with second degree burns, after his Samsung Note battery exploded. KitGuru fires up a Napster playlist that includes Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ and takes a closer look at the phenomenon of overheating and exploding items in the trouser region. Anyone …

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Cheaper Apple accessories start to appear

Under Steve Jobs, Apple was aimed fair and square at the ‘aspirational’ side of town. Forget how much you had, this is the product you want – why don’t you save up or borrow to get it? That thinking appeared to fail Apple the first time around and, eventually, Jobs …

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Apple just changed battery supplies

Samsung Battery

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for some time now, across the business landscape and in the courtrooms. Despite all this they’ve been cooperating on certain aspects of their products, one such way being that Apple’s iPad and MacBook lines used Samsung batteries. Now however, Apple has …

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BMW gets in electric bed with Toyota

Walking along the streets of Belfast, you are constantly reminded that this is where Back To The Future’s super electric DeLorean car was assembled. While no one is expecting time travel any time soon, we’re definitely moving into a world of electric dreams. BMW had dreams of its own, which …

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