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Who Bricked The Electric Car? You Did!

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According to an article by Michael Degusta over at theunderstatement.com, if a Tesla electric car, such as the Roadster is parked unplugged, it will eventually become what the company calls a "brick". The vehicle can no more be started or even pushed down the road. This is the result of the car’s always-on subsystems which continually feed on the battery.

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LG Optimus Vu 5-Inch Galaxy Note Rival Now Official

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The Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, but LG surprisingly has officially announced their Optimus Vu, the company’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note little ahead of schedule.

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SpareOne: The Emergency Mobile Phone Powered By One AA

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he SpareOne has been designed as a back-up phone which can be kept in your emergency kit. Using that one AA battery, the device can deliver up to 10 hours of talk time. But its most amazing feature is that it comes with an isolator that prevents current discharge which allows it to hold charge for up to a whopping 15 years when you are not using it. But that depends on the shelf-life of the battery that is being used.

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Portable Atari Jaguar Mod By Evil Nod [Video]

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The Atari Jaguar, which was originally launched back in 1993, was a commercial failure. But it has definitely become a favorite for many hackers and modders out there. User Evil Nod over at Bacteria Forums has created his own portable version of the console and it looks quite impressive.

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Kube2 Is The “World’s Smallest Touch MP3 Player”

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We have the right device for those of you who have a thing for tiny MP3 players. The music player pictured above, the Kube2 from Singapore technology company Bluetree Electronics, is not as thin as the latest generation iPod shuffles, but it’s being claimed by the makers as the “world’s smallest touch mp3 player”.

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Kensington AbsolutePower simultaneously triple charges a smartphone, tablet and laptop

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The AbsolutePower is different, as this charger offers 100W of power and is compatible with a whole whack of products, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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HP’s exploding batteries are back, new recall for notebooks

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Just when you thought you were safe from exploding batteries, the fire-blasting wonders have risen back to the surface. Yup, the recalls are back and it's starting with HP batteries catching on fire. Again. Not good. The recalls didn't exactly end, per se. HP has been pretty proactive with its recall process, calling in any batteries that it suspects might be dangerous. What makes today's new a little more disconcerting, however, is that the list of recalled batteries continues to grow by the day.

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Tougher regulations in the pipeline for airborne battery-powered devices

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Travel laws for those with a laptop, smartphone or battery powered mobile device are once again about to get stickier, even shipments of said devices may get more expensive due to the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal regarding the transportation of small, battery powered devices by air.

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REVIEW – Technocel PowerPak Universal Portable Battery and Home Charger

REVIEW - Technocel PowerPak Portable Battery and Home Charger

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. It’s that time of year when you may be taking a trip over to granny’s house for a holiday dinner, so that means that you’ll be packing up much of your gadget gear in preparation for this trip. If you’re rocking any kind of portable electronic device, you’ll ...

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Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 3G Goes Red

Back in October, we hosted a contest where you could win a Mophie Juice Pack Air for the Apple iPhone. This handy protective case for everyone’s favorite touchscreen smartphone also gave you a significant battery boost on the go. Well, Mophie’s got an update in time for the holidays. At the time of the contest, the Mophie Juice Pack Air ...

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New Sony Batteries Last Longer, Charge Faster

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I use a lot of batteries. For my computer, I make use of a wireless desktop system with a wireless keyboard and mouse, both of which require rechargeable AA batteries. I have several controllers for the Xbox 360 and these all need AA batteries. I have a couple of digital cameras that use AA batteries too. That’s a lot. As ...

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Charge Your iPhone Direct from Laptop Battery

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Not satisfied with the current selection of backup battery products for your iPhone, BlackBerry, or any number of other USB devices? What if you could literally tap into the power of a notebook or netbook battery? That’s what this hacker aimed to achieve. Yes, you could have your netbook turned on and your device attached to one of the USB ...

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