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Blue Freedom charges gadgets using flowing water

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors knows that keeping your electronic devices charged up can be a challenge when you are away from an outlet. A new charging device has debuted that is hailed as the smallest hydropower plants in the world and it is called Blue Freedom.

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown confirms difficult battery replacement

You can’t say that Samsung’s new baby, the Galaxy S6, is not at all purrrty – because it is all that. But as with the iPhone, this unibody non-removable battery design is getting everybody all worked up. Will it be easy to repair or replace a part? How difficult will it be to open up and replace the battery? Well, we have answers for you via this teardown done by the guys at MyFixGuide.

Tegstove cooks food and charges gadgets

If you are the sort who likes to camp and spend lots of time outdoors, it can be a challenge to keep your mobile gadgets charged up so you can stay in touch. A new device has debuted called the Tegstove that can cook your meals and charge your gadgets while you are outdoors.

LithiumCard PRO: external battery for mostly mobile people

As smartphones become more and more complicated, the battery conundrum is still left unsolved. Good thing various companies continue to develop battery packs, external batteries, etc to help those of us who are constantly mobile and draining our smartphone batteries more than once a day. A new Kickstarter campaign is probably one of the thinnest but most powerful external batteries available now, and it can fit in the back of your pocket.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice harnesses the power of the sun

We've seen quite a few high capacity power banks, some larger than we want to be, but there are only a few that catch our attention because of their novelty or their strangeness. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice can pretty much fall in either or both of those categories, but don't be too quick to pan this power pack. Not only does it boast of a huge 20,000 mAh battery to replenish two of your precious mobile devices at the same time, it can also charge itself up using the power of light.

Samsung’s new animal battery packs is also awareness campaign

A new set of external battery packs released by Samsung will not just juice up your smartphones, but it will also teach you about how not all animals are having a great time here on planet earth. The Animal Edition Battery Packs is part of the Charge Your Life campaign which aims to raise awareness about the plight of four endangered animal species: the Lesser Panda, the Fennec Fox, the Giant Panda, and the Golden Monkey.

Ampere is a charge measuring app, also monitors battery discharge

The problem with charging your Android device is that you notice that sometimes a charger will charge quickly and sometimes not so quickly. The science behind this is actually the quality of the USB cable and the amount of juice the charger is pumping, plus a number of other variables. The Ampere app is able to read through all that and give you the current amount of power you are receiving during charging, and the amount of discharge as well when not charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery is removable, sort of

Android makers – especially Samsung – have hyped the “removable battery” feature of Android-based smartphones over the years, basically throwing potshots at Apple’s iPhones for not having this feature at all. That has mellowed down recently, as more and more Android manufacturers have discovered the beauty of the unibody design. When the MWC 2015 rolled in, fans of the Samsung Galaxy S6 were in for a rude surprise – the battery of the new flagship was non-removable, or was it?

LG Watch Urbane gets LTE, NFC, and battery variant

It isn't uncommon for companies to try and squeeze all they can from a winning product, but LG might again be going overboard just a wee bit. Just a week after it unveiled the classy LG Watch Urbane, which has still to make a public appearance at MWC 2015, it is announcing a new variant that might make you think twice about reaching for that new smartwatch. As the name suggests, the LG Watch Urbane LTE adds 4G connectivity, but it is also adding a lot more than that.

This tiny charger will give extra juice within 60 seconds

What do people want in their smartphones? Longer battery life. You don’t need surveys to know that people who always carry their phones  wish for an improved battery that can last at least the whole day on a single charge. Sure, people want a more vivid display, more responsive touchscreen, larger display, clearer camera, a slimmer and more robust form but the ultimate need according to a recent survey is longer battery life.
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