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Smartphone

4 Ways to Ruin Your Smartphone’s Battery

cliplab/Shutterstock.com There’s a lot of information out there about how to treat smartphone batteries. We can argue about the best practices, but there are some clearly bad things that can ruin batteries quickly. Let’s make sure you’re avoiding them. Smartphone batteries get worse over time, it’s inevitable. There are systems in place to slow it down […]

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Smartphone

5 shady battery tricks smartphone brands got caught doing

Robert Triggs / Android Authority Smartphone brands can be very tricky when it comes to how they communicate certain features and market their wares. Pumped-up numbers look good, after all. It must be said, though, that manufacturers often step up their shady tactics when it comes to the battery. Yes, there are several examples of […]

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Laptop

Windows 11’s new feature could be good news for your laptop battery

Windows 11 Pro has just given the Task Manager a smart new feature to tame apps which are being resource hogs, something that could help, well, everyone of course, but especially laptop users thanks to ensuing battery life benefits. Note that this change is just in preview right now, with the new Build 22557 deployed […]

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Laptop

How to make Google Chrome less of a battery hog on your laptop

I have a love/hate relationship with Google Chrome. It’s a great browser, but it’s also a massive memory hog that can bring the most powerful of systems to their knees. Recently I discovered an extension — called Auto Tab Discard — that does a really good job of taming the amount of system resources that […]

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Laptop

Easy to repair, subpar battery life

One of the most remarkable things about the Framework laptop isn’t merely the device itself, but the marketplace that comes with it. Visit Framework’s online storefront, and you’ll find a sprawling array of replacement parts for sale, from screens and batteries to fans and speakers, along with upgradable storage and RAM. The Framework laptop is […]

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Technology

‘Real beacon’: Australian company developing zinc-bromide battery technology lists for $285m | Renewable energy

A developer of new low-cost, fire-resistant battery technology spun out of the University of Sydney is set to list on the London Stock Exchange. The company, Gelion plc, will be the university’s first market listing anywhere when it is scheduled to begin trading on the bourse’s Alternative Investment Market on November 30. It raised £16m […]

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Laptop

A tweaked display cable might give your next laptop slightly better battery life

Don’t you love standards? I do, for the most part, particularly when they’re fixing things, and the new VESA Embedded DisplayPort 1.5 (or eDP 1.5 for short) looks likely to do that in future fancy-screened laptops. It’s promising more power savings with adaptive-sync screens, OLED panels, and displays that come with their own embedded memory […]

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