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USBCell does away with battery chargers

A brand new battery – USBCell does away with battery chargers

253844848 52d45e0988 t USBCell does away with battery chargersLook Ma, no charger! Today at DEMOfall, the CEO of Moixa Energy Simon Daniel (a quirky physics PhD from the UK) dropped a bag full of chargers on stage. He kicked them away and pulled out of his pocket the marvel created by his company,  a power battery called USBCell that charges from the USB port. Not only is this very cool, it’s smart – because there are billions of USB ports in desktops and laptops that can effectively become outlets for these batteries. It is also elegant, efficient and environment friendly.

The company claims that it takes about 5 hours to fully charge a Dell xps m1530 extended battery, but they are working on significantly reducing this time. There is already a version of this battery for cell phones, which has a USB jack attached to it via wire. Launched just last week, the site has had over 100,000 visitors already. The HP pavilion dv6 notebook battery is going to be available first in UK, then later in US. It will be sold direct online and via major chains.

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Samsung Offering Galaxy Nexus With Free Extended Life Battery

Samsung are offering the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with a free extended battery, and the handset is available for $299.99 when you sign up to a new contract with Verizon Wireless.

The extended battery is available when you buy the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon from Samsung Direct, although you may be able to find the handset cheaper elsewhere.

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As a reminder the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon is LTE compatible and it features a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a dual core processor and a 5 megapixel camera.


How to replace your iPhone battery

Replace iPhone Extended Life Battery Instructions

iphone4s battery  225x300 How to replace your iPhone batteryIf your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS is no longer holding a charge, and always running out of power, replacing the extended life battery is a moderate level DIY repair. If you’ve got the right tools and parts, it shouldn’t be too difficult to swap out that old battery for a brand new one on your own. It’ll take a little bit of patience and about 30 minutes of your time.

Disclaimer: As with any repair, TiPb nor PXLFIX can be held responsible for any damage you may do to your device. It’s also worth considering that opening up your device to perform any repair or modification can and will void your Apple warranty. If you don’t feel comfortable opening your device, don’t. Use extreme care and caution when performing a repair on any device.

What you need for a DIY iPhone 3G/3GS battery swap

PXLFIX recommends using only quality and genuine parts from a reputable supplier like eTech Parts. They have quality parts, tools, and much more for all your repair needs.

  • A sad iPhone 3G or 3GS
  • A new battery
  • A #00 Phillips screwdriver
  • A suction cup
  • A pry tool or spudger
  • Sim removal tool or paperclip

Power off your iPhone

Before performing any repair, always power off your device before removing any screws or parts.

Remove the dock connector screws

Using your #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 2 screws located on each side of the dock connector.

Remove the digitizer & LCD assembly

This part can be a bit tricky so please do this with extreme care so you don’t tear any cables during the process. I highly recommend using the suction cup method unless your screen is cracked above the home button for some reason and you can’t get a proper seal with the suction cup.

Suction cup method (recommended):

The easiest way to remove the digitizer assembly is by using a suction cup.

  1. Position the suction cup on the screen directly above the home button.
  2. Using your other hand, hold down the frame while gently pulling up on the suction cup.
  3. The goal is to get the bottom of the digitizer loose. Do not pull directly up. There are 3 cables attached in the top right of your iPhone. You do not want to tear these. Just pull up until the bottom of the assembly pops out.
  4. After you have the bottom up you can remove the suction cup.

Spudger/razor blade method (only use this method as a secondary method):

ONLY use this method if your screen is cracked above the home button. If this is the case, you’ll need to use a razor blade or spudger in order to remove it. And while you’re at it, replace that broken screen!

  1. Starting in the bottom left hand corner, insert a plastic spudger and gently pry up. Once the first side is starting to pop up, do the same on the bottom right side.
  2. Run your pry tool along the bottom of the device in order to pop up the bottom of the assembly. Take special care around the home button area.

Remove the cables that attach the digitizer assembly to the logic board:

Once you have the bottom of your digitizer assembly popped up we can remove the cables attaching it to the logic board.

  1. Gently lift up your digitizer enough to have a clear view of the 3 cables in the top right of your iPhone.
  2. With your plastic spudger or pry tool, you’ll need to pry up the first two cables that attach the digitizer and LCD. They should be labeled with orange stickers numbered 1 and 2. Simply pop them off the logic board gently.
  3. Underneath these cables you’ll see one other labeled as cable 3. This one is a bit trickier as it is clipped down. You’ll need to gently pop up the clasp holding it into the fastener. It is a tiny white clip. Simply pop it upwards and the number 3 cable should then slide right out.
  4. Remove the digitizer & LCD assembly and set it aside.

Remove your SIM card

Using your SIM tool or a paperclip, either works, remove your SIM card and tray from your device.

Unclip cables from the logic board

Towards the top left of the logic board, use your pry tool to pop up the two cables labeled 5 and 6.

Towards the bottom of the logic board, 3G owners will only see one cable to the left labeled 4. 3GS users will see two cables (one on each side of the dock connector) labeled 4 and 7. 3G users will just pop up the number 4 cable while 3GS owners will need to pop up both the number 4 and 7 cables.

Remove your logic board

1. Remove the 8 screws outlined in the video that hold the logic board in place. One of the screws is under a Do not remove sticker at the bottom right by the dock connector. Obviously you’ll have to remove the sticker to get to it.

2. Make sure you place the screws in an order you will remember. They are different sizes in some instances so you’ll need to make sure you put them back in the correct order.

3. Notice the screw holding the camera in place has a metal bracket underneath it. Just take care not to lose this as you’ll need to put it back during reassembly.

4. Gently pop your camera up with your spudger or pry tool.

5. Insert your pry tool in the space between the dock connector and logic board and gently pry upward to loosen the logic board.

6. Gently grab the bottom of the logic board and slide it out downwards to remove it.

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There is nothing holding the battery down but adhesive. Gently use your pry tool to loosen the laptop battery pack from the back of the device. Run it along the sides and gently pry up taking care not to bend or damage the HP elitebook 8530w extended laptop battery. They are secured with quite a bit of adhesive so you may have to use a little bit of force to remove it. Just take care not to bend the casing either.

Insert the new battery

Most replacement batteries will come with adhesive already on them. Simply remove the backing from the adhesive and place the Toshiba satellite a105 laptop battery in the device taking care not to trap any loose cables underneath it. Push down firmly to make sure the adhesive stays in place.

Replace the logic board

  1. Make sure there are no cables in the way. I typically tuck the number 4 cable into the frame (refer to video) so it does not get stuck underneath the logic board.
  2. Start by positioning the top of the logic board below where the SIM tray sits and start sliding it upwards into place.
  3. Once the top is in place, you can place the bottom of the logic board into its place. Just make sure no cables are stuck underneath the logic board where they should be on top.

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Insert your SIM card and tray

The easiest way to make sure the logic board is in place is to replace your SIM card tray at this point. If it slides in easily, you’re right on track. Don’t force it if it doesn’t want to go in. That means you don’t have the logic board lined up correctly. Remove it and try again. The SIM tray will also help keep the logic board in place as you replace screws in the logic board.

Reposition and snap down your camera

Once the logic board is positioned right, you can reposition and snap down your camera again.

Replace the logic board screws

Replace the eight screws your removed earlier that secure the logic board. Just make sure you replace the metal clip over the camera before replacing the screw that holds it in place.

Reconnect cables to the logic board

1. Towards the top left of the logic board, reconnect the two cables labeled 5 and 6.

2. Towards the bottom of the logic board, 3G owners will only see one cable to the left labeled 4. 3GS users will see two cables (one on each side of the dock connector) labeled 4 and 7. 3G users will reconnect the number 4 cable while 3GS owners will need to reconnect both the number 4 and 7 cables.

Reassemble the digitizer

1. Begin with the number 3 cable that clips down. Getting it seated can be a bit tricky. Use a plastic spudger to guide it in the opening if needed. Then push back down the clip that holds it in place.

2. Next push down the number 1 and 2 cables onto the logic board.

3. To snap the digitizer assembly back in place, start at the top and make sure it is lined up. Once the top is pushed down and flush, snap the bottom into place on each side of the home button.

4. Replace the two dock connector screws.

And… done!

If you followed all the steps above correctly you should be able to power on your phone and be on your way! I recommend you drain the FIC 21-91081-00 Laptop Battery completely and do one full charge. You also may notice you’ll need to reset the time and date on your device. Battery pulls tend to reset the clock.

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Vizio turns to laptop computers with ultrabook, laptop and all-in-one pc

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Vizio has launched its range of ultrabooks, all-in-one desktop computers and a laptop, which it first revealed during CES 2012.

Vizio leapt into the PC market during CES 2012 with a range of good-looking hardware, promising price tags that would put its competitors to shame. The company didn’t provide much more information during the show, but said it planned to start sales in May.

Here we are then, just outside that target, and Vizio has launched its own collection of laptops, desktops and ultrabooks. Except it doesn’t call them ultrabooks, but “Thin + Lights” instead, making them sound like French cigarettes. All come with third generation Intel processors, or Ivy Bridge as they’re known, Microsoft Windows 7, and feature minimalist, stylish designs reminiscent of Apple’s Mac range.

Let’s look at the Thin + Light models first. There are two, the CT14 and CT15, and the numbers refer to the respective, approximate screen sizes. The CT14 has a 14-inch screen with a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB or 256GB SSD.

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The CT15 has a 15.6-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, but is otherwise identical. The aluminum body on both models has a maximum depth of 0.66-inches/16mm, which is almost identical to the MacBook Air. The prices start at $898.

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This is the same price as the CN15 laptop, which also shares the 15.6-inch, HD screen from the CT15, but with a choice of either a Core i3, i5 or quad-core i7 chip, 4GB or 8GB of RAM and a 500GB, 1TB or 1TB with a 32GB SSD storage option.

Finally, we’ve got the All-in-One desktop models, of which there are two — the CA24 with a 24-inch display and the CA27 with a screen measuring 27-inches.

Both have 1920 x 1080 HD resolutions, and come with a choice of Ivy Bridge dual-core or quad-core processors, Nvidia graphics cards and the same hard drive combinations as the CN15 laptop.

The 24-inch All-in-One starts, like the others, at $898, but the 27-inch model raises the baseline to $1098. The packages include a remote control with a small touchpanel, a separate subwoofer, a keyboard and a standalone, wireless touchpad.

Vizio will be selling its computers in a variety of different ways, including through “mini-stores” that will be taken to festivals and public events, through retail outlets such as Walmart and Amazon, and on its own website. All are up for pre-order there, with an estimated delivery date of July 9.


Extended Warranty on HP Laptop Batteries

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One of the common misconceptions regarding laptop batteries is keeping the laptop charger in all the time in some way protects the laptop battery or prolongs its lifespan and running time. This is untrue. To ensure that the battery remains ‘fit and healthy’ it needs to be fully charged and discharged on a regular basis. This will happen naturally if users are constantly on the move and always using their laptop without the laptop adapter. However if one uses the laptop regularly at home make sure that periodically one allows the HP nc6400 replacement battery to fully discharge and then recharge back up to preserve and prolong the charging cycle.

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Smartphone Battery Technology Being Developed Improves Battery Life by 50%

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New battery technology being developed for mobile devices, could extend battery life up to 50%

Smartphone technology has advanced at a head-spinning rate over the past few years, and our mobile devices can do more than even the most powerful computers could just 15 years ago. Unfortunately, the joy and convenience that we get from these devices are brief and fleeting, because we find ourselves running for our chargers and power outlets every few hours. Battery technology has struggled to keep up with the demands of 4G technology, larger displays and powerful processors, but that could soon change.

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been working on a new battery that helps maximize smartphone battery life up to 50% when connected to a Wi-Fi network. While it sounds very limited in its application, it could open up the doors to improving battery life in other areas, like cellular network connectivity.

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When Wi-Fi-enabled modern smartphones are connected to Wi-Fi and other wireless networks, they’re constantly communicating with those networks to determine if new data, such as e-mail messages, need to be “pulled down” and delivered to users’ devices, according to the researchers–which is why it’s a good idea to turn off your Wi-Fi radio when it’s not in use. So Shin and his student set out to find a way to decrease the amount of power required for this communication, or “idle listening,” between Wi-Fi devices and Wi-Fi networks, and they came up with [""Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening" (E-MiLi)].

The technology will be demonstrated later this month, and while it is still in its infancy, its implications for use with 3G and 4G networks are exciting. Just imagine being able to leave home in the morning without your battery charger or a spare battery, and make it back for dinner with plenty of juice to spare. One can dream.

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Fix power consumption problems and extend laptop battery life by Microsoft Fix It

Microsoft has released Fix it, which automatically detects system settings that can affect power usage, such as timeout and sleep settings, display settings, and screensavers, and restore them to their default settings. The Fix It troubleshooter is designed to automatically identify problems and set up Windows 7 laptops per the best settings to extend battery life as much as possible.

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#1 Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long
#2 Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode
#3 Display brightness is set too high
#4 Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan
#5 Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving
#6 Minimum processor state is set too high

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How to Choose a Replacement Laptop Battery

When buying a laptop battery pack, you will probably only have one or two choices that fit your computer. Choose the HP elitebook 8530w battery with the longest life available for your computer. There are several different kinds of discount laptop batteries; because the technologies of each are very different, a laptop must be designed specifically for the type of Apple a1185 laptop battery it uses. Most laptops are only designed to use one type of battery technology.

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How to Calibrate Battery On Android Devices

Calibrate Battery On Android Devices With Battery Calibration

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Experienced ROM flashers of Android devices will be quite familiar with the concept of clearing the battery stats every time in order to calibrate the HP probook 4510s replacement battery. This is mostly needed when a new ROM is flashed with the battery at less then 100 percent. Earlier, we covered the manual method on how to fix the battery drain issue on rooted Android devices, but this manual re-calibration can be quite cumbersome depending on your device type as it requires you to boot into recovery mode, and more. Not anymore, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member marosige, who has come up with an app named, Battery Calibration. This app allows you to clear those battery stats rather more conveniently through a simple user interface. Read on for more on this app and to download it.

Now, the question many would be asking is, “What’s the advantage of using this app over clearing battery stats from recovery and then fully charging and discharging your phone?”. The answer is a threefold one.

  • This app first of all, eliminates the need to boot into recovery and rocking a few hardware keys.
  • Secondly, the app will only let you delete the battery stats when and only the battery is charged at 100 percent, thereby eliminating any false calibration that may or may not occur when going through recovery.
  • That said, this app can be really handy for users with stock recoveries but rooted devices where you can’t clear the battery stats via recovery. This app will still allow you to do that.

But one thing this app will not do for you is discharge the phone completely and then charge back to 100 percent. Yes, in order to truly calibrate your Dell inspiron 1545 battery, you will have to do that manually. There is no automated way out of that for now.

You can see below a few screenshots of the very simple interface that only requires you to hit the Battery Calibration button once the phone is charged at 100 percent. The app shows you the current battery level as well for convenience.

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Cell Phone Battery on the iPhone 5

After the iPhone 5 craze dies down, you’ll have ample time to see how well you actually like the device.  Is it the phone that has all of the feature you have dreamed of?  It is very close, but it all really depends on what you need.

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For those who are considering the jump to the iPhone 5, what is holding you back?  There will always be a few glitches that arise as a result of the release of a new electronic product or program.  For most high volume users, the most common gripe will be the short amount of time the battery will last before needing a charge.

Nobody wishes to get an irritating signal as “low battery” in midst of an important phone call or text message.  Text messaging on your iphone is not as hard as the new phone you will get next.

Several lawsuits have been filed regarding the iPhone battery.  Users get upset when they discover that the iPhone battery is sealed and can not be changed.  The iPhone’s battery cannot be changed.

Swapping phone batteries is common, so iPhone owners feel a warning should be issued.  Nonetheless, keeping a recharging dock in more than one location (whether at home or in the workplace).  This is a way to get around the iPhone battery issue.

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The iPhone 5 will probably have two options–the 6 GB version or the 8 GB model with greater memory.  Compared to what features come with an iPod, this what is a little small.  The 20gb model may cramp some users’ style, and there is currently no memory expansion option.

Apple vastly approved sites and is possible to download a high volume of files from pirate sites.  One can download films, television programs, music, pictures, and games, among other content.  Users complain that iPhones tend to download information too slowly.  Most iPhone users find delayed downloads to be infuriating, however if you plan ahead, you will be able to make it less frustrating by devising a schedule.

Cell phone users used to be few and far between.  When they are unhappy with the service of one provide, they will easily walk on to the next.

How will the search tools in the iPhone 5 work with all the features available on the device?  Will the browser have the option to automatically remember passwords?  The iPhone 5 is the best model, and all problems are addressed.

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Apple Claims New iPad’s Battery Charging is Normal

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Apple told All Things D and aussiebattery on Tuesday that there’s been some “confusion” about the way the new iPad charges up its battery when users plug it into a wall socket.

When the tablet reaches a nearly 100 percent charged state, the new iPad displays the battery as being fully charged, Apple’s Michael Tchao told the tech site. When that happens, the battery actually continues to charge all the way to 100 percent—but if it remains plugged in, it decharges a little, then charges back up fully, then back down again, and so on until the user unplugs the tablet.

Tchao billed that process as a boon to new iPad owners.

“That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” he told All Things D said. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”

Apparently, Apple has been doing the same thing to manage the battery charging of several iOS-based devices, including iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads, for several product generations. It just hadn’t gone noticed by many folks until a DisplayMate analyst grokked that his new iPad wasn’t fully charged even though the display indicated that it was, according to All Things D.

So basically, plugged-in iOS devices cycle between a completely charged state and a slightly decharged state, but Apple doesn’t reflect this in the Toshiba Satellite pro a120 battery status on its devices because it could “distract or confuse users,” according to Tchao.

DisplayMate’s Ray Soneira may have noticed the discrepancy between his new iPad’s actual battery charge and what the display was telling him it was, because the device takes a lot longer to power up its much bigger battery when plugged in than its predecessor, the iPad 2.

As PCMag lead mobile analyst Sascha Segan noted last week, “the new iPad appears to charge very slowly,” even though it’s actually charging just as fast as the iPad 2—naturally, because it uses the same power adapter. But as Segan points out:

The iPad’s 42.5 watt-hour battery is unusually large for a tablet. It’s more like a laptop battery. Both the 11-inch MacBook Air and Asus‘s Zenbook UX21 have 35 watt-hour laptop batteries. The previous iPad and the Asus Transformer Prime, the two major competing tablets, both have 25 watt-hour batteries.

But the new iPad comes with the same power adapter as the previous model, putting out 10 watts of power. That’s much less than the standard MacBook Air power adapter, which puts out 45 watts to charge a smaller battery.

The result is that the new iPad appears to charge very slowly. It’s charging just as fast as the previous iPad (it uses the same power adapter, Toshiba Satellite L300 Laptop AC Adapter), but it’s filling a bucket almost twice as big with the same trickle of water.

What that could mean is that the amount of battery charge that a plugged in, fully charged new iPad decharges itself by per its design would be quite a bit more noticeable to users than with earlier iPads (and iPhones and iPod Touches), because the amount of time it takes to cycle back to a fully charged state is just that much longer.

Of course, Apple has been taking some flak related to the new iPad’s battery life that extends beyond just the way the third-generation tablet charges up. As Segan also noted last week, the new iPad’s promised battery life of ten hours (actually ten hours, 54 minutes in PCMag testing) is possible—if you cut the screen brightness to 50 percent. At full brightness, the new iPad’s glorious and pixel-loaded Retina display burns through the tablet’s extra-large battery twice as fast.

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