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EE free portable charger offer attracts record numbers to stores

UK mobile operator EE's offer of a free portable charger to customers has proven to be incredibly popular. Visits to stores were up over 300 percent over the weekend as the chargers became available and the company has now used up all of its supply.

Review: Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000

The Intocircuit Power Bank Pcastle 26,000 is a massive portable power bank that can charge pretty much anything including phones, tablets and even laptops. With USB and DC out in various voltages, the Pcastle is the power bank for the heaviest of users.

New aluminium battery charges phone in just one minute

Scientists have created a new battery that is capable of fully charging a smartphone in just one minute. Made of aluminium, it could replace today's lithium models in the future and is billed as being much safer too.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

New Android malware spies on you even when phone is shut down

Security researchers have discovered a new form of malware attacking Android smartphones that allows hackers to control the device even if it appears completely shut down to the user.

Super batteries charge in two minutes and last 20 years

Nanyang - A group of technologists have created a remarkable new battery: the battery can be charged up within two minutes and, once fully charged, power on for up to 20 years.

The Siva Cycle Atom charges your phone as you ride your bike

With an ever increasing amount of battery-powered tech entering our lives, finding the time to charge them can be difficult. A new invention seeks to change that though by allowing the millions of cycling commuters to charge their devices as they ride.

New wearable bracelet can charge your phone

A new device dubbed QBracelet entering the rising "wearable device" market is seeking to make it easier than ever to charge your phone or tablet on the go — by simply hooking it up to your wrist.

LifeCHARGE equips wireless charging to iPhone 5/5S Battery Case

Wireless charging and battery packs often come at the expense of one another. For example, having a battery pack integrated in your smartphone's case, wireless charging capabilities will be non-existent.

California woman accused of spraying weed killer in child's face

Grover Beach - A 60-year-old Grover Beach, California woman is in custody after it was alleged she sprayed a poisonous pesticide into the eyes and face of a seven-year-old girl in the latest dispute in a condominium complex where they both lived.

Laptop power bricks could be shrunk to a quarter of current size

A MIT spinout company, FINsix, has developed a power adapter designed for laptops that is around a quarter of the size of the current units used.

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.

Apple iPhone 6 rumors bigger screen, thinner size, and $100 more

One third of phone upgrades have been from iPhone users switching over to Android. However, for existing iPhone users looking to upgrade to a new iPhone, there may be some bad news for you.

New 'bird' drones land on power lines to recharge themselves

A research project at the MIT university has enabled a student to produce a prototype version of a small unmanned drone that can land on nearby power lines in order to recharge itself when it runs short of power without returning to base.

Battery charges smartphone in 30 seconds (video)

A super battery has gone on display at a tech show. In a demonstration a Samsung S4 smartphone went from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds.

Review: LifeCHARGE iPhone 5/5S MFi approved battery case

LifeCHARGE recently released a slight variation of the iPhone case, this time focusing more on design and less on screen protection. The screen cover flap has been removed and the body is now boxier allowing it to make better contact with flat surfaces.

Review: Ontrion LifeCharge Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Case and Power Bank Special

Need a power boost for your mobile device to get through the day? Don't want to be slowed down by the extra weight? Ontrion's LifeCHARGE battery kits may be the solution for you!

Powerful rechargeable battery developed

A new rechargeable flow battery has been developed. The battery, the developer's hope, could enable cheaper, more efficient energy storage.

Apple is developing location-aware smart battery

Apple really isn't as secretive as before especially with another patent surfacing showing off the development of a possible new 'smart' battery.

Nissan reveals world's fastest electrically powered super-car

With the price of gasoline approaching $4-per-gallon, Nissan plans on changing the mindset we have on electrical cars with their latest concept super-car.

Does decreasing a smartphone’s brightness increase battery life?

A physicist has conducted a number of experiments on his mobile phone to see how the battery life can be extended. He came up with some interesting results.

Scientists develop stretchable battery

As innovation in electronics moves forward at a rapid pace, stretchable batteries are on the horizon. U.S. scientists have recently created a battery that is flexible.

Op-Ed: Lighting the way with any spare batteries lying around

Don't you just hate managing several different types of batteries at once? Your flashlight uses one type of batteries, and something else will use another type of batteries. It can be a pain and inconvenience to keep track of them all, until today!

Tesla Motors charging stations arrive on US East Coast

Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, launched the first official Supercharger station on the US East Coast. The goal is to bring faster and more convenient charging of electric cars with lower wait time and more drive time.

Did Justin Bieber attack a photographer in Calabasas?

Pop star Justin Bieber has been named as a suspect in a misdemeanour battery charge, TMZ has discovered. A California photographer claims Bieber attacked him today after the paparazzo tried to take his picture at a mall.

Mother accused of encouraging teen daughter to fight

Elgin - An Elgin, IL mother stands accused of not only encouraging her teen-aged daughter to fight, but also of driving her to the scene to do so.

Battery-hungry toys can power up at Blockbuster Christmas day Special

Free batteries will be on tap at all U.S. Blockbuster stores on Christmas day, according to McKinney, Texas-based Blockbuster L.L.C., which is offering the batteries on a “while supplies last” basis from 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Next-gen iPad to feature lighter thinner battery

The next generation of iPad will be thinner and lighter due to an improved and longer lasting battery pack. It will reportedly beat the iPad 2 which is considered very slim at 0.34 inches.

Man who spit on Westboro Church spokeswoman acquitted of battery Special

Charleston - Billy Spade of Hico, West Virginia was acquitted of the battery charges levied against him after he admittedly spit tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church member and spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper at a 2010 protest in the capital city of Charleston.

Fire Prevention Week officials offer advice on smoke alarms

Halifax - This week is Fire Prevention Week in Canada which runs until Sunday October 10. This year's theme is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.
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The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
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