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28 Jun


Wireless Phone Charging Technology: Lasers

June 28, 2018 | By |

Samsung and Apple stepped up their game by introducing wireless charging technology, where your phone automatically charges when laying on a specifically designed electronic pad. But researchers at the UW might have just invented the next great phone charging breakthrough: lasers.

The first challenge they faced was how to charge a phone via laser without harming people in the process. Their system includes one main charging beam surrounded by four safeguard beams that will shut down the stronger charging beam when their stream is broken to avoid injury. The second key component is the receiver that attaches onto the back of the phone to convert the energy provided by laser into electrical energy, charging the cellphone’s battery. Read More

30 Oct


Is Your Cell Phone Charging Slow? Here’s 4 Reasons Why:

October 30, 2017 | By |

You plugged your phone in hours ago, but when you go to check your phone you realize that it hasn’t even reached 50% yet. There are many reasons why a phone may be charging slow or even not charging at all, but here are the four most common culprits:

4 Reasons Your Phone is Charging Slow:

A Weak Power Source

Charging your phone through your computer is one way to get a super slow charge. That’s because even with the latest USB, the standard energy output of a PC is really low. So next time you want to charge your phone fast, just plug it in the wall. Read More

26 Jun


The Apps That Drain Your Battery the Quickest

June 26, 2017 | By |

You forgot to charge your phone overnight. You’ve been out all day without a charger. You’ve been playing on your apps for too long. There are many reasons why your phone battery dies quickly, and there are many ways to save your battery so you can stay connected and stress-free throughout the day. We rounded up 5 apps that will drain your battery the fastest. Read More

23 Aug


The 15 Worst Times for Your Phone to Die

August 23, 2016 | By |

So much of our daily lives involve cell phones, that at times it can be hard to live without them. As much as we’d like our phones to last forever, the reality is that if they’re not charged, they’re going to die. We spend a lot of time “charging up” and conserving our phone’s battery to prevent them from dying, but we aren’t always successful. Read More

27 Jul


5 Apps That Are Draining Your Battery

July 27, 2016 | By |

If you’re like most people, you have at least 10 apps on your phone that you use on a daily or weekly basis. Some of those apps could be killing your battery life. Here are 5 popular smartphone apps that are notorious for draining battery:

  1. Snapchat

This app is one of the most popular apps created. It is also most likely the biggest drain on your battery. A part of the reason this app is so battery consuming is because it is a resource hog on your phone in terms of processing power and internal memory. If you want to save on battery and data but still use Snapchat, turn on “Travel Mode” which will load content as needed. Read More

09 Jun


5 Ways to Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

June 9, 2016 | By |

In a world that revolves around accessibility, finding your smartphone completely dead is both frustrating and incredibly inconvenient. You can’t reply to important emails, manage your work schedule, or even make an emergency call. It’s a situation that no one wants to be in. But luckily, with just a few simple tips, you can make your phone battery last longer: Read More

28 Nov


Smartphones with the Largest Battery Capacity

November 28, 2015 | By |

For most people, battery capacity is the number one criteria when selecting a smartphone.

Even in 2015, if a device lasts more than a day before running out of juice, it is doing well. While smartphones keep getting smarter, sleeker, savvier, and umm sexier (to some), battery capacity is still a top concern. Read More

15 Oct


What’s the life of a cell phone battery? Barely a year.

October 15, 2015 | By |

So what’s the average life of a cell phone battery? According to Battery University, lithium-ion manufacturers have admitted that cell phone batteries have a lifespan of 300-500 charging cycles, which is barely a year. As people rely on their phones for more and more they need to charge them more frequently. Read More

18 Jun


Phone Apps That Drain Your Battery Life

June 18, 2015 | By |

With smartphone battery life seemingly worse than ever, keep an eye out for these power-sucking apps.

When it comes to discussion of the short battery life for modern mobile devices, there are plenty of obvious culprits. Nothing drains a smartphone faster than taking lots of pictures and video. Also, everyone knows that viewing and posting on Facebook or watching YouTube videos will tear your battery to shreds. Read More

12 Jun


How to Make Sure Your Phone Survives Summer Music Festivals

June 12, 2015 | By |

With a few handy tips, you can ensure that your cell phone makes it out alive from this summer’s music festivals.

Summertime is finally here, and with it comes music festival season. From the 100,000 sun-soaked attendees at Tennessee’s annual Bonnaroo, to the cool shade of the Michigan woods at Electric Forest, there’s festivals for every taste in music (and scenery). Read More