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Korean LG G2 seen with removable battery and micro SD slot

It is a known, but sometimes still perplexing, practice for a smartphone model to have variants available only in certain markets that differ only in some hardware detail. So it comes as no surprise that Korea's version of the recently announced LG G2 would have some features that, to be honest, would make sense in all markets.

Z9 smartphone in China to sport 5,000 mAh battery, lasts for days

These days manufacturers of Android smartphones appear to be focusing heavily on 2 or 3 key areas. Those being massive 5-inch and bigger HD displays, quad and even 8-core processors, and of course ultra-thin smartphones. However, one spec that shouldn't get overlooked and often does is the battery. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has a 3,300 mAh battery, and the Note II comes in quite large too at 3,100, but how about a 5,000 mAh battery...

Researchers use urine to power Samsung cell phone

We all have to charge our cell phones on a regular basis, and we all have to, er, relieve ourselves on a regular basis. Perhaps such was the inspiration behind the work of researchers at the The University of the West of England and University of Bristol who have created a means of charging a cell phone using urine. The technology is called "microbial fuel cells," and a search for funding is underway.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 gets extended battery and improved app

This week the Parrot AR.Drone just got even better. The Android and iOS controlled quadricopter by Parrot and the entire platform just got improved with tons of new features for their app, as well as an extended high density battery for longer flight. We recently got our hands-on the Parrot AR.Drone and flight time was one of our biggest complaints.

Galaxy S4 Replacement Battery and charger now available

In the case of most modern day phone companies, the idea of replacing your battery or charging it out of the phone seems near impossible, unless you are a company tech employee. Samsung however, believes strongly in giving the consumer access to these important things, so they leave an SD slot and a replaceable battery on all their phones, behind the backplate. Now, you can finally purchase that new battery and charger kit for your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Apple patents curved battery tech – so much for a Nexus smartwatch

Today we're learning that the folks up at Apple headquarters have just secured another patent that could be a huge deal in our mobile future. Apple has just patented some form of "curved battery" technology. With mobile devices growing to all shapes and sizes, and wearable computing (like Google Glass) taking off, this could be a big win for Apple in the courtroom.

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru aims to boost your battery life

We all know that one of the key areas of a smartphone is battery life. What use is that 5-inch HD display and awesome features if you never use them to conserve and last the rest of the day? In a way, battery life is the most important feature, and today Qualcomm's new app is hoping to increase exactly that. We've seen BatteryGuru before, but today it left beta and is readily available.
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