Shocking video shows iPhone battery bursting into flames after man bites it

A bizarre video shows an iPhone battery bursting into flames after a man bites into it in an electronics store in China.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/shocking-video-shows-iphone-battery-bursting-into-flames-after-man-bites-it.html

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Tech Q&A: Eavesdropping Echo, flammable laptops, switching to Android and more

Want to know more about Amazon Echo, the HP laptop battery recall, ransomware, web printing and switching to Android? Then read this column.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/21/tech-q-eavesdropping-echo-flammable-laptops-switching-to-android-and-more.html

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Apple's Tim Cook says next iOS update will allow users to disable battery throttling

The next update to iOS 11 will allow Apple users to disable the battery performance throttling on their device, a move that comes after the tech firm admitted in December that it intentionally slows down iPhones as they age to prevent issues with batteries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apples-tim-cook-says-next-ios-update-will-allow-users-to-disable-battery-throttling.html

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Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system’s standby battery life, but Apple isn’t interested in hearing it.

The post Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261988-apple-macbook-standby-battery-life?source=Computing

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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements available now

Apple has tweaked its statement regarding battery replacements for older iPhones, and that’s a good thing if you’re finding that your device struggles to make it through the day (or feels sluggish as a result).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/apples-29-iphone-battery-replacements-available-now.html

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2018 Honda Clarity Review: This Midsize Plug-In Hybrid Could Be Your Only Car

Forty-seven miles on battery, 340 miles on gas and electric, and room for five, the Clarity beats the Chevy Volt on comfort and comes close on range. Unlike the EV and fuel cell Clarity variants, the PHEV makes immediate sense.

The post 2018 Honda Clarity Review: This Midsize Plug-In Hybrid Could Be Your Only Car appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/260223-2018-honda-clarity-review-midsize-plug-hybrid-car?source=Computing

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Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life

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Microsoft is crowing that its upcoming ARM laptops will offer multi-day battery life. And while they well may do that, there’s reason to withhold judgment until we know how they compare with existing x86 products.

The post Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257661-microsoft-claims-arm-based-windows-laptops-will-amazing-battery-life?source=Computing

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This Raspberry Pi Laptop Lets You Peek Inside to See the Components

The new pi-top laptop is a Raspberry Pi-based system with an eight-hour battery, 1080p display, and an interesting slide-out keyboard that allows direct access to the RBP board beneath.

The post This Raspberry Pi Laptop Lets You Peek Inside to See the Components appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257471-raspberry-pi-laptop-lets-peek-inside-see-components?source=Computing

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Galaxy S8 battery includes 'no dogs' warning label

It’s a rather unusual warning label to include on a battery that can’t be removed and likely will never be seen by the owner, but there is a good reason for it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/galaxy-s8-battery-includes-no-dogs-warning-label.html

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How to make your cell phone self-destruct 'Mission Impossible' style

This cell phone will self-destruct. And so will this battery, this computer chip and a whole spectrum of military electronics – on command – just like a real life version of that iconic moment in “Mission Impossible.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/how-to-make-your-cell-phone-self-destruct-mission-impossible-style.html

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Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results

MacBook Pro

Apple has said it’s looking into the battery problems reported by Consumer Reports. A comprehensive explanation of the phenomenon remains scarce.

The post Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241646-apple-now-investigating-consumer-reports-macbook-pro-battery-life-results?source=Computing

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Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock

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Apple has dealt with the problems related to battery life in macOS Sierra by removing the “time remaining” estimation that tells you how much battery life your system has left. If you think this seems like an odd way to address the problem, you’re not alone.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241020-apple-fixed-macbook-pros-battery-life-issue-removing-time-remaining-clock?source=Computing

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some serious battery life problems

Apple MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Apple’s latest laptops are suffering some significant battery life problems, and there’s no known common issue to tie them all together. Some systems have AMD GPUs, but not all of them, and the problem appears to be cropping up on both 13-inch and 15-inch hardware.

The post Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some serious battery life problems appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240728-apples-new-macbook-pro-touch-bar-massive-battery-life-problems?source=Computing

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Surface Book review roundup: great GPU performance and battery life, but it doesn’t come cheap

Surface Book

The new Surface Book scores big points for improved GPU performance and even better battery life, but older components, high prices, limited CPU improvements, and Microsoft’s decision not to sell the Performance Base separately from the primary system were all considered negatives by various reviewers.

The post Surface Book review roundup: great GPU performance and battery life, but it doesn’t come cheap appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239209-new-surface-book-offers-great-gpu-performance-battery-life-features-dont-come-cheap?source=Computing

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Bendable battery may power future wearable devices, smartphones

A new bendable lithium-ion battery that can flex and twist could power wearable devices and one day be used to develop a flexible smartphone, according to Panasonic, which is developing the new battery

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/20/bendable-battery-may-power-future-wearable-devices-smartphones.html

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