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Apple will let iPhone users disable CPU throttling (at their own peril)

Some folks have been claiming for Apple intentionally releases software updates that slow down performance of older iPhones in order to prompt customers to buy new phones. So when the company acknowledged last year that a software updated designed to prevent phones with older batteries from shutting down unexpectedly was doing so by slowing down […]

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Asus Zenfone 4 Max is a budget phone with a big battery (5,000 mAh)

Asus has a new smartphone with a 5.5 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a price tag of around $235. But the most interesting thing about the Asus Zenfone 4 Max is probably its battery. The phone sports a 5,000 mAh battery that the […]

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LG X Venture is a rugged, wateproof phone with a 4,100 mAh battery

Some phones have super-slim bezels and on-screen buttons for most actions. Other phones are meant to be used outdoors. The LG X Venture is in the latter camp. The smartphone can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes at depths up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). It’s shock and temperature resistant, and LG […]

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Oukitel K10000 Pro smartphone has a really, really big battery

It’s not uncommon to find smartphones with 3,000 mAh or larger batteries. Some models even have 5,000 mAh batteries and promise 2-3 days of run time. But Chinese phone maker Oukitel’s new phone goes a few steps further. The Oukitel K10000 Pro features a 10,000 mAh battery. While the company isn’t making any claims about […]

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ZTE Nubia Z17: Upper mid-range phone with a 5000 mAh battery

Smartphones with big, high-resolution displays are all the rage these days, but those screens are power hungry, which means you often need a big battery (and/or an energy-sipping processor) if you want all-day battery life. How about a 5,000 mAh battery? That’s what ZTE is packing into its Nubia Z17 smartphone. It should launch in […]

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LG X power2: Budget phone promises all-weekend battery life

LG’s next flagship phone is coming soon, but while we wait for the official LG G6 announcement, the company has unveiled something a little different: a value-oriented phone that promises extra-long battery life. The LG X power2 is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch screen and a 4,500 mAh battery that LG says should be […]

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Razer launches $150 external battery for the Blade Stealth laptop

The Razer Blade Stealth is a compact notebook from a company best known for making gaming hardware… and you can use the laptop for gaming. You’ll just probably want to plug in an external graphics dock to play bleeding edge titles. When using the laptop alone, you get a much more portable system that weighs […]

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Asus smartphone with octa-core CPU, 4,850 mAh battery on the way

Asus may have a new Zenfone on the way. An unannounced 5.2 inch Asus smartphone showed up at the TENAA website recently. That’s China’s equivalent of the FCC… except that Chinese wireless regulators have a habit of publishing more photos and specs of phones. The most noteworthy thing about this new phone is probably the massive […]

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$75 CS668 is an Android box, a Bluetooth speaker, and a power bank

There’s no shortage of Android-powered TV boxes coming out of China these days. I’ve kind of stopped paying attention, since there are plenty of better ways to stream videos or run apps and games on a TV. But the CS668 is one of the more unusual TV boxes I’ve seen… because in addition to letting […]

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Evo battery makes Amazon Echo Dot portable (also doubles the price)

Amazon lowered the barrier to entry for folks looking to use its Alexa-powered wireless speakers when the company introduced the new $50 Amazon Echo Dot. The tiny speaker can listen for questions and voice commands, allowing you to get news updates, play music, or find out who’s playing in the World Series all without using […]