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Qualcomm details Quick Charge 2.0 to power devices 75% faster

We all want to spend less time by a wall outlet at the airport and more time browsing Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, ESPN, or whatever else we all do on our smartphones. Last week we reported on a feature called Quick Charge 1.0 from Qualcomm, but today they've introduced 2.0 to take things up a notch. Quick Charge has been around for some time, only they just detailed it last week, now today they're releasing details on what will make their new Snapdragon 800 series the best chip yet.

Battery Widget? Reborn! is a neat circle battery meter for Android [Hands-on]

We've all seen and probably used tons of different battery meters, widgets, and mods in the past but today we have our personal favorite to share with everyone. Yes, crazy as it sounds it's actually called 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' and today is even being featured by Google with their new wireless charging orb in the Play Store. Goofy punctuation aside, this is hands down one of the best battery widget apps I've come across and it's available in beta for free, or a Pro version as we speak.

Deep Sleep Battery Saver puts a new spin on preserving battery life

There's a new app available now on the Google Play Store that will help you conserve and save that precious battery life. We all know our smartphones don't last as long as we'd like, so why not try to save a little at night. There's plenty of "battery saver" apps available -- but none are like Deep Sleep Battery Saver. Their motto is "reclaim your battery" so lets take a look at why it's so special.

Department of Energy program to make batteries more powerful, less expensive

When you're shopping around for a new phone or tablet, battery life is one of the most important bullet points you can look at. After all, you can have the best equipment running beneath a beautiful screen, but if the battery life is poor, those top-of-the-line components aren't going to do you much good. The Department of Energy has decided it's time to come up with new batteries that are not only more powerful, but less expensive as well.

Crushed Silicon Li-ion tech could triple smartphone battery life

In a smartphone world of 5.5-inch HD screens, quad-core 1.5 GHz processor that rival old computers and more one thing that is still truly holding smartphones and tablets hostage is the battery life. Whether it be Android, iOS, or anything else for that matter battery technology has only come along so far, and that isn't much. However, A new crushed silicon technique could see our battery life triple without using more real estate.

Mugen Power releases Galaxy S III HDMI desk dock

The folks behind all those extended battery cases we've seen in the past -- Mugen Power -- have just released some new accessories and desktop docks for the popular Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Today they've posted up details on a few new options that include HDMI-Out, or a spare battery. More details can be found below.

Verbatim details four new portable power packs for smartphones

If you're like me and use up that smartphone battery way faster than you wish you did, we have good news from Verbatim today. The extremely popular global leader in data storage, Verbatim, has announced they'll be getting into the portable charger and power pack market for smartphones and tablets. Today they've detailed four all-new charger and we have the details below.

PowerSkin extended battery case lands for the HTC One S

For those looking to get better battery life for your shiny new HTC One S while also protecting it at the same exact time we have just the case for you. The popular extended battery company PowerSkin has just launched their newest case for the HTC One S. Providing tons of additional power while protecting your phone with a top of the line silicon case all in one.
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