Meet the PowerWatch: World's first body heat-powered smartwatch

It’s time to throw away that charging cord; Matrix Industries, a Silicon Valley materials company whose mission is to harness wasted energy, has begun to ship its first smart watch, the PowerWatch, powered entirely by body heat.

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Nintendo's Switch battery problem takes hours to fix

Switch firmware update 3.0.1 fixes the problem, but the process involves repeatedly charging and draining your battery for a day… or two (no, I’m not kidding).

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First photo of extension cord that killed teen who died taking a bath while using cellphone

A teen in New Mexico was electrocuted while using her cell phone that was charging through an extension cord in the bathtub, police said.

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Dell Announces First Laptop With Wireless Charging, as 2-in-1s Surge

Dell 7285

The new Dell Latitude 7285 is the first laptop to ship with wireless charging — and it packs a number of other features as well.

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Apple is finally tackling the iPhone's biggest problem

A curved OLED display, augmented reality features and wireless charging all sound exciting for the iPhone 8 , but they don’t really address the elephant in the room.

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Alabama man 'lucky to be alive' after freak iPhone charging accident

A Huntsville man who was charging his iPhone in his bed while he slept was nearly electrocuted in a freak accident.

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After a Twitter complaint, Elon Musk makes a rapid fix

Some owners of electric cars have made it a habit to use charging stations as parking spots well after their charge is complete, and other electric car drivers are getting sick of it.

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Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

Article Image Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network — even when a customer is using Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

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Apple initiates replacement program for MacBook USB-C charging cables

Article Image Apple on Friday activated a quality program for USB-C charging cables included with 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models, as well as those sold as standalone accessories, saying a design issue with affected units could cause them to fail.

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Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to iPhone, iPad as soon as 2017

Article Image Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Pencil, official Apple Watch dock and safe payments practices

Article Image Apple’s new Apple Pencil and Apple Watch charging stand are the focus of this Thanksgiving edition of the AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the Pencil after a week’s worth of testing.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6/6s & Power Reserve 1X external battery

Article Image Battery maker Mophie’s latest portable charging accessories are compact, convenient and durable, making them an easy recommendation for anyone looking to keep their iPhone juiced on the go.

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Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock already on sale at some Apple Stores [u]

Article Image Having only been leaked a day prior, the official Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch was already on sale at some Apple Stores on Wednesday. [Updated with U.S. pricing]

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Tech Q&A: Facebook tracking, phone charging, Microsoft Edge and more

Kim Komando answers your questions about Facebook tracking you online, charging phones, Microsoft’s new Edge browser, and much more.

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First look: Antsy Labs' Duet Apple Watch and iPhone charging dock

With no Apple branded Apple Watch charging dock available at launch, third-party accessory makers have stepped in to produce a sea of products ranging from integrated Watch/iPhone stands to standalone pedestals. Antsy Labs’ Duet splits the difference, offering owners a solution for charging their devices devices side-by-side or separately.



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Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless charging standard

The inductive charging capabilities of the Apple Watch are based on the established Qi open standard, as shown by the fact that the Apple Watch charger works with the competing Moto 360 smartwatch.



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Apple starts charging Apple Watch orders, preparing units for shipping

Ahead of an official launch later this week, Apple on Monday began charging full Apple Watch order amounts to customer credit and debit cards, while updating the official status of certain orders from processing to preparing for shipment.



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How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S6 Charging
The tech world has finally coalesced around a charging standard, after years of proprietary adapters and ugly wall wart power supplies, but power output is still a question. Here’s how USB charging works.

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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company’s patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.



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