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    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Pokémon is a huge franchise, with very creative fans doing great things. We were recently struck by the creation of a fan who adapted a Pichu sculpture to make it a unique wireless charger. The YouTube channel called Clay Yoshirin Pokémon Clay Art shared a video in which it shows a statue of Pichu made of clay. What is striking is that he adapted an Apple wireless charger and put it as one of the cheeks of this creature. Find out: Check out the best gaming content that Solar Power brings you So, the result is a statue of a Pichu that can hold your phone in one hand while using its cheek to recharge its battery. In case you are not a fan of Pokémon, we tell you that Pichu and his evolutions can draw electrical energy from their cheeks and that is why it turns out to be such a great charger. Mind you, Pichu may not be the best...
    A tech expert has revealed a clever trick to make Siri recite a funny phrase whenever a charger is plugged into the iPhone. Kaan, a popular TikTok star, has earned 4.4 million followers for videos in which he shares little-known iPhone tricks.  In one, he breaks down step-by-step how to program your phone to utter any word or phrase when a charger is plugged in — and programs his own to say 'Thank you, daddy.'  Trick time! Kaan, a popular TikTok star, has revealed a clever trick to make Siri recite a funny phrase whenever a charger is plugged into the iPhone — starting with the Shortcuts app How to: Like many of his tricks, this one starts with the Shortcuts app, which allows users to design their own shortcuts and sequences on their phone Next steps: At the bottom of the screen, click the Automation button, then select Create Personal Automation, followed by Charger,'which is at the bottom of the list Preference: Then click Next, with 'is connected' selected on the screen 'Here's another iPhone trick...
    FURIOUS Charlotte Dawson hit back at mum-shamers who slammed her for putting a "dangerous" phone charger in the baby's cot. The reality star, 28, told the trolls to "shut up" after they berated her for leaving a phone charger near newborn son Noah, three weeks. 6Charlotte Dawson hit back at mum-shamersCredit: instagram/charlottedawsy Charlotte was filming Noah - who she shares with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield - as she told fans about juggling her career with the new baby. The clip shows Noah lying in the middle of his cot, with a phone hanging in the corner. However, after mum-shamers flooded her inbox, the star hit back, saying: "There have been so many messages about that video that I put on with Noah in his cot and the charger in his cot, slightly, nowhere near him because I was charging my phone literally for two minutes, and I went like that and then took it straight back out." She bit into a burger as she added: "Honestly, people need to shut up. I'm not stupid, like I'm not an...
    A $139.95 wireless charger that looks like a cross between a bonsai tree and the decor from 2001: A Space Odyssey might seem like a niche product. But if you have an iPhone 12 and an Apple Watch, Belkin’s ridiculously named Boost↑Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe is actually great. Charging Apple devices has gotten more complicated recently, at least for me. Now that the Apple Watch tracks sleep, I’ve been charging it with a messy cable at my desk for an hour or so when I start the day, instead of overnight. And while I prefer to use vertical wireless chargers so I can read notifications as they come in, the iPhone 12 mini turns out to be too small for most stands — the charging coil isn’t high enough on the back of the phone. Belkin’s new charger not only solves both of those problems, it makes wireless charging a better experience than ever before. The tree-like design has two stainless steel “branches” — one on the left with a 15W MagSafe puck for the iPhone, and...
    A leading phonemaker in China has unveiled remote charging technology it claims can power up your phone from 'several feet away.' Xiaomi boasts its Mi Air Charge Technology, ‘enables users to remotely charge electronic devices without any cables or wireless charging stands.’ The system works with phones, smartwatches, fitness bracelets and other wearables, the company says, and can charge multiple devices at the same time. In addition, walls and other physical obstacles won’t diminish its charging power. Eventually, Xiaomi envisions a wireless home, with speakers, desk lamps and other smart devices all charging wirelessly from the same tower. Scroll down for video Xaiomi says its new Mi Air Charge Technology allows an isolated charging 'pile' to power up a phone from 'several meters away' The Mi Air Charge system relies on space positioning and antenna arrays. The isolated charging tower, or ‘pile,’ has five phase interference antennas built in to detect a smartphone’s exact location.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Samsung and Xiaomi to eliminate chargers with upcoming... Chinese tech giant Xiaomi unveils...
    Internet Desk: When buying a new phone, most people look at the phone battery .. its charging capacity. Because it doesn’t matter how much work you do in a short period of time with the help of a smartphone these days. That’s why people spend a lot of time inquiring about the battery required to run a phone. There are many doubts when charging the battery of such an important phone. In addition, from time to time we hear the news that the battery exploded while charging the phone. Why does the battery of the original phone explode ..? What precautions should be taken while charging the battery will work for a long time ..? What kind of chargers should be used to charge the phone ..? The following information answers this question * Most people doubt that it is good to charge the phone overnight first .. no? The answer is good. Yes, there is no danger in charging the phone overnight. Because..the battery stops charging automatically after one hundred percent charge. Currently manufactured phones use special...
    More On: sales Start cooking better meals at home with this $30 master class Launch your music career with help from these innovative tools at amazing prices Tombow Brush Pen Art Markers discounted by 28 percent for Amazon deal Madewell takes up to 70 percent off apparel for Secret Stock Sale You have quite a few gadgets, and one of them is always needing a quick charge. If you’re looking for charging pads or docks that save space, boast an innovative or unique design and power up your phone quickly, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 22 top-notch charging stations that are on sale, for your Apple or Android device. Looking for a way to sanitize your phone whenever you want? Grab this UV light sterilizer to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. PowerHub: MultiPort, Dual Outlet & Wireless Charging Station, on sale for $79.99 (20% off) The PowerHub can charge up to 4 Qi, fast-charge USB, or type-C devices at a time. Plus, its compact design won’t take up a lot of space on your...
    Getting a MagSafe car charger for your iPhone seems like a simple process, but the current landscape is one of trade-offs: there are no all-in-one solutions that will wirelessly hold and charge your phone and are MagSafe certified to provide up to 15W of power. However, manufactures have been finding workarounds. First, there’s Belkin’s Car Vent Mount Pro, which is the only MagSafe Certified car mount, and it sells for $39.99. Being certified doesn’t mean it provides power, though. You’ll have to plug your phone in with a Lightning cable (which you’d have to do anyway for wired CarPlay compatibility). This does technically let you charge your phone faster than regular wireless charging, but it leaves you messing around with a cable. Then there’s the Scosche MagicMount, which provides a 20W car adapter but nothing to plug into it. You have to provide your own MagSafe puck, which adds $39 to the MagicMount’s $29.99 to $39.99 price tag (which varies by model). While it does technically get you MagSafe-certified mounting and charging, that’s only because you’re using Apple’s own...
    SAMSUNG has finally revealed that its new phones won't come with a charging brick in their box. Instead, customers will get a USB-C to USB-C cable with their purchase but they'll have no way to plug it into the wall unless they have an old charger lying around. 3This is what you get in the box of the Samsung Galaxy S21Credit: Samsung Samsung said in a statement: "We discovered that more and more Galaxy users are reusing accessories they already have and making sustainable choices in their daily lives to promote better recycling habits. "To support our Galaxy community in this journey, we are transitioning to removal of the charger plug and earphones in our latest line of Galaxy smartphones. "We believe that the gradual removal of charger plugs and earphones from our in-box device packaging can help address sustainable consumption issues and remove any pressure that consumers may feel towards continually receiving unnecessary charger accessories with new phones. "We’ve also been implementing standardized USB-C type charging ports since 2017, so older chargers can still be compatible with our...
    There was a time I would have railed against a gadget maker for daring to ship a phone without a charger. That time was yesterday. Then, Apple was the poster boy for the idea — Apple with its goody-two-shoes rhetoric about saving the environment while continuing to produce an array of proprietary cables and wireless chargers, one of which requires you to buy a new power brick anyhow. Samsung doesn’t have those problems. It’s been all-in on USB-C and the Qi wireless standard for years, and you can use any such cable and any charger from any reputable manufacturer to top up your Samsung phone. Heck, those same universal cables and chargers work with laptops and tablets, too: you can use a MacBook or iPad charger to juice up a new Samsung phone, as long as it’s recent enough to use the universal port. Even if you do want a new charger, you might not buy it from Samsung these days; while it’s nice that it dropped the price of its standalone USB-C charger from $35 to $20...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Trump impeachment faces uphill climb in Senate. It could all come down to McConnell. These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You're Using This Phone Charger, Stop Immediately A popular phone charger has been pulled from shelves and experts are warning that anyone with one at home should stop using it immediately. On Jan. 13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Belkin had voluntarily recalled one of its wireless phone chargers over serious safety concerns. Read on to discover if your charger is affected by the recall, and for more products to ditch ASAP, If You Bought These 2 Things From Target, Return Them Now. The recall affects approximately 2,280 of Belkin's Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition products sold through Belkin.com and Apple.com between July 2020 and Oct. 2020. The chargers in question are being pulled from shelves due...
    Kansas game warden frees tangled deer with singe gunshot Republicans decry new metal detectors, citing 2nd Amendment rights These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You Have This Phone Charger, Stop Using It Immediately A popular phone charger has been pulled from shelves and experts are warning that anyone with one at home should stop using it immediately. On Jan. 13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Belkin had voluntarily recalled one of its wireless phone chargers over serious safety concerns. Read on to discover if your charger is affected by the recall. And for more products to ditch ASAP, If You Bought These 2 Things From Target, Return Them Now. The recall affects approximately 2,280 of Belkin's Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition products sold through Belkin.com and Apple.com between July 2020 and Oct. 2020. The chargers in question are being pulled from shelves due to a...
    Whether you’re still working from home or are back at the office, creating a somewhat calming, pleasant workspace is crucial to productivity, That’s why you’ll likely find a picture of a loved one, a scented candle, and whatever else on your desk. But that kind of clutter is hardly contributing to your “productive workspace ambiance.” For those who like to keep their workspaces tidy and pleasing to the eye, this innovative 5-in-1 gadget is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Not only does this device wirelessly charge your phone, but it also sports a brilliantly glowing salt lamp, giving off a golden hue that’s always a pleasure to work alongside. And thanks to its handmade cut and polished exterior, it casts different colors through the salt, making it truly a sight to behold. Another benefit to keeping one of these on your desk is the fact that it doesn’t come with any annoying wires or plugs. Its Qi-wireless charging platform allows you to place your phone right on top of it, never creating a flurry of wires across your desk....
    More On: sales This inverted lighter is great for candles and can prevent burns Upgrade to this feature-rich pair of headphones for over 50 percent off Step up your career game with this professional development master class Nordstrom Rack takes extra 25 percent off clearance items for Clear The Rack event Have you ever looked at a salt lamp and thought it should do more? If you’ve stopped yourself from getting one of these in the past, now’s the time to go for it because we found a salt lamp that’s doing double duty for you. This LampDepot Himalayan salt lamp also acts as a wireless charging pad, so it can relax you spiritually by being a salt lamp and relax you in daily life by keeping your devices juiced up. Plus, to celebrate the new year, you can score 20% off this already on-sale device by entering the coupon code HOLIDAY20 at checkout for a limited time. LampDepot’s version of a Himalayan salt lamp is handmade, cut, and polished so that different layers of colors will be cast...
    Lei Jun, the CEO of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, has confirmed that its upcoming Mi 11 phone will not come with a charger, citing environmental concerns. While that’s a legitimate argument against providing yet another hunk of plastic that resembles all the other chargers people already have, Xiaomi joined other phone makers who poked fun at Apple a few short months ago for not including chargers with the iPhone 12. Jun made the remarks on Chinese social media site Weibo, saying people have many chargers which creates an environmental burden, and therefore the company was canceling the charger for the Mi 11. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said on Weibo the Mi 11 would come without a charger Apple’s decision not to include chargers with the iPhone 12 was met with some derision, and competitors like Samsung reminded customers in an ad that charging bricks were “included with your Galaxy.” That Galaxy ad has apparently been deleted, however, as rumors continue to build that Samsung won’t include a charger with its upcoming Galaxy S21 phones....
    Critics have already blasted the move. While there is an environmental argument to made for shipping fewer chargers, this also helps Xiaomi save money. It can maintain or grow its profit margins, especially for those customers that buy an official charger. That could include people who already have chargers — you can’t really take advantage of fast charging unless you have a compatible adapter. The exclusion won’t matter much in North America and other places where Xiaomi has a limited audience. However, it could easily set the stage for what’s to come. Between this and Samsung reportedly skipping the charger with the Galaxy S21, there’s a real chance you’ll have to go out of your way to find a handset (at least, a high-end handset) with an included power brick in 2021.
    Health care workers raise alarms as COVID-19 cases surge Supreme Court to hear arguments by telephone through January due to coronavirus Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You're Using This to Charge Your Phone, Stop Immediately One of the last things most of us do before we go to sleep is plug our phones in to charge overnight, without giving it too much thought. But it turns out, you may need to be worried about this seemingly innocuous nightly ritual. There's a new phone charger recall that will have you double-checking yours tonight. Read on to find out which charger is being recalled due to a fire risk, and for more phone issues to be aware of, If You Have This on Your Phone, Delete It Now, Experts Warn. A recall has been issued for three different phone chargers from Towsleys: the 3-in-1 Qi wireless chargers, power banks, and...
    Samsung has been making fun of Apple’s decision to not include a free charger with the iPhone 12 — but it also reportedly may axe the freebie from its own upcoming flagship phone. The  South Korean gadget maker shared a post on its Facebook account earlier this month showing a picture of a power adapter accompanied by the text “Included with your Galaxy.” The jab was in response to Apple’s announcement that it would not include the adapter or free headphones with its newest handsets in an effort to streamline its packaging and reduce shipping costs. The Samsung post, which got more than 120,000 likes, is aging poorly, with rumors emerging Thursday that Samsung is also looking to get rid of its charger with the release of the 2021 Galaxy phone. One report out of South Korea indicated that Samsung will eliminate the charger across its entire S21 line, while another said the company might opt to keep the charger but scrap its complimentary headphones. Samsung previously made fun of Apple for getting rid of the iPhone’s headphone jack...
    Samsung has been making fun of Apple’s decision to not include a free charger with the iPhone 12 — but it also reportedly may axe the freebie from its own upcoming flagship phone. The  South Korean gadget maker shared a post on its Facebook account earlier this month showing a picture of a power adapter accompanied by the text “Included with your Galaxy.” The jab was in response to Apple’s announcement that it would not include the adapter or free headphones with its newest handsets in an effort to streamline its packaging and reduce shipping costs. The Samsung post, which got more than 120,000 likes, is aging poorly, with rumors emerging Thursday that Samsung is also looking to get rid of its charger with the release of the 2021 Galaxy phone. One report out of South Korea indicated that Samsung will eliminate the charger across its entire S21 line, while another said the company might opt to keep the charger but scrap its complimentary headphones. Samsung previously made fun of Apple for getting rid of the iPhone’s headphone jack before...
    The iPhone 12 may have a secret new feature that allows it to wirelessly charge other devices. The recently-released phone “supports a built-in inductive charging transmitter and receiver,” according to new FCC filings, which would imply that the phone’s battery would be able to give juice to other electronics that are compatible with wireless charging in addition to just receiving it. The documents, first spotted by VentureBeat, suggest that Apple’s four new handsets can charge a device at a 5W charging speed — the same speed provided by Apple’s small 5W bricks. Apple did not give any indication that reverse wireless charging was a feature of the iPhone 12 family. Other smartphone makers, such as Samsung, have included reverse wireless charging as a standard feature for years. The iPhone 12 line is compatible with a new wireless charger called MagSafe, which snaps to the back of the iPhone with magnets to remove any room for error from an improperly aligned wireless charger. The filing specifies that the only accessory that could be charged by an iPhone is “an external...
    The iPhone 12 may have a secret new feature that allows it to wirelessly charge other devices. The recently-released phone “supports a built-in inductive charging transmitter and receiver,” according to new FCC filings, which would imply that the phone’s battery would be able to give juice to other electronics that are compatible with wireless charging in addition to just receiving it. The documents, first spotted by VentureBeat, suggest that Apple’s four new handsets can charge a device at a 5W charging speed — the same speed provided by Apple’s small 5W bricks. Apple did not give any indication that reverse wireless charging was a feature of the iPhone 12 family. Other smartphone makers, such as Samsung, have included reverse wireless charging as a standard feature for years. The iPhone 12 line is compatible with a new wireless charger called MagSafe, which snaps to the back of the iPhone with magnets to remove any room for error from an improperly aligned wireless charger. The filing specifies that the only accessory that could be charged by an iPhone is “an external potential...
    FORGET damsels in distress and knights in shining armour... these days coming to the rescue with a spare phone charger is considered an act of heroism, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed the everyday acts which are now considered 'heroic', such as directing traffic after an accident or helping someone with a flat tyre. 1Having a spare phone charger is seen as a modern act of heroismCredit: Getty Images - Getty In a tech-obsessed world, even the modest job of setting up a smartphone is considered gallant, as is fetching an item on the top shelf of a supermarket for someone who can't reach. The study for children’s TV programme Fireman Sam, to launch their new Modern-Day Heroes Campaign, also found that 36 per cent have changed their views on what defines a hero due to the events of 2020. Determination, honesty and integrity are now among the top attributes – with only seven per cent now considering physical strength to be a characteristic of a modern hero. Helen Genia from Mattel, which commissioned the research,...
    Apple’s new MagSafe accessory ecosystem isn’t even a day old, but Belkin is already getting started with new charging accessories that use the magnetic charging system with the introduction of its new BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger and its MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro. The $149.95 BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is effectively the culmination of Belkin’s years of Apple-focused wireless charging hubs, featuring no less than three different wireless charging specifications. One arm of the architecturally inspired stand features a 15W MagSafe magnetic charger for your iPhone 12, the other is an Apple Watch charger for your smartwatch, while the base has a 5W Qi charging pad meant for your AirPods (although, in theory, you can put any Qi device that fits there). The BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger does look extremely nice, with gleaming stainless steel and matte finishing that will showcase your suite of Apple products, but — like Belkin’s other chargers — you’re paying a lot for the convenience and style here compared to just using a MagSafe cable ($39), an Apple Watch...
    Smartphones have advanced in so many ways over the past half decade—but battery life isn’t one of them. Most phones still need a daily charge, and the easiest way to accomplish this tiresome chore is to make it a part of your bedtime routine. The trouble is, my wife and I often go to bed at different times, and neither of us appreciates the sound of the other scrambling to find the charger or turning on the lamp to plug it in properly. That’s why we want a good wireless charger—just a simple pad or stand you can place your phone on. Who cares if it takes longer to recharge if I’m sleeping? Convinced that a couple of wireless chargers would take us a step nearer marital bliss, I started trying out products. That was about five years ago. We’ve tested more than 40 different wireless chargers since then, and we're still looking.3 Ways Wireless Chargers FailWhen I began my search, wireless chargers had single-coil designs that necessitated surgical placement. Put your phone down a half-inch off to one...
    A teen has revealed horrifying images of his second degree burns after a portable charger exploded and threw him out of bed - 'melting' the skin across his back and arm. Colton Pingree, 15, from Tuolumne, California fell asleep charging his battery pack but woke up when the explosion knocked him onto his bedroom floor during the early hours of the morning on August 18, to discover his bed 'on fire'.  The quick-thinking 15-year-old managed to extinguish the flames using his 'bare hands' before throwing the device which was still alight down the toilet and alerting his father, 49-year-old butcher Andrew Pingree.  The ordeal has left Colton with second degree burns across his back and left arm which have 'melted' a layer of his skin, caused large bubbling blisters and exposed tissue.  A fortnight later Colton's wounds are healing well, but his mother 42-year-old Shari Pingree was keen to warn others of the dangers of sleeping alongside electrical devices.  After sharing her son's horrifying wounds on Facebook, her post amassed more than 39,000 likes, comments and shares.  Colton Pingree,...
    Samsung has announced a host of new devices at its Life Unstoppable virtual event today, including the Galaxy A42 5G, which the company said during its presentation would be its most affordable 5G device yet. Alongside it, Samsung also announced a new wireless charger that can charge multiple devices at once, as well as a new Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab A7. The Galaxy A42 5G is the latest in Samsung’s midrange A-series lineup. Samsung says it has a quad camera array on the back, a 6.6-inch OLED display, and will be available in black. It will launch later this year, according to CNET. Samsung is billing the Galaxy A42 as an affordable 5G device. Image: Samsung Meanwhile the Wireless Charger Trio is a charger that can wirelessly supply power to three devices simultaneously. It’s a successor to the Wireless Charger Duo which, as its name suggests, can charge two devices at once. Samsung’s press release doesn’t mention what charging speeds the Trio will support, which has been a key drawback of...
    Ever wake up to find your smartphone at zero percent, despite it staring back at you from the wireless charger on your bedside table? You likely didn't align the two perfectly before bed, which means you now need to plug your phone in with a cord to quickly get some juice before the day starts, whether you're commuting or working from home. These charging misalignments may not happen too frequently, but when they do, they are a source of annoyance and frustration. This is the state of wireless charging today (and has been for several years). These pads and stands aren't as convenient as promised—sure, you don't need to fumble around in the dark for a cord, but you still need to make sure your device is in the right position. Not to mention charging is slow, you can't pick up your phone and use it while it's charging, and you still need an outlet for the charger itself. Well, a new wireless charger from accessory-maker Nomad tries to solve at least one of those problems. The technology inside Nomad's...
    A 12-year-old girl who was reported as missing after going out to borrow a phone charger was raped and murdered before being found half-naked in a field in Mexico. Her stepdad has been arrested in connection with the gruesome crime in the colony of El Alamo, with Elsy Michelle last seen on August 16 at 5pm when she left her home. 6Elsy Michelle, 12, the victim of rape and murder 6Her stepfather has been arrested in connection with the crime 6Social media users have demanded justice for Elsy and made art as a tribute to her She went to the nearby Los Conejos ranch where family members were working in order to borrow a phone charger but that was the last time she was seen alive. Her family reported Elsy disappearance, and the local police immediately organised a search party to track her down. At 11.46pm on Sunday night, the search party found the girl’s dead body on the road to La Joya with signs of violence and sexual assault, according to news site Infobae. An investigation has been...
    A SECURITY vulnerability that could let hackers set fire to smartphone fast chargers has been revealed. Researchers from a lab in China demonstrated how irreversible damage could be done to any gadget hooked up to the chargers. 3The researchers demonstrated how they could set a charger on fireCredit: Tencent According to Android Central, researchers from Tencent Security Labs found a way to overwrite firmware in the USB ports of 18 different fast charger models. They conducted their experiment on 35 different types of fast charger but didn't reveal brand names or explain how to conduct the hack. Fast chargers are popular because they enable devices to charge at faster speeds. They have basic bits of code inside so that they can receive information from the device they charge and give it the power it needs. 3Exact details of how a hacker could do this were not revealedCredit: Tencent However, the Tencent security experts were able to manipulate this code and use an exploit called “BadPower”. This resulted in the chargers sending a much too high voltage to a device, causing...
    Oppo has long been a leader in engineering fast-charging solutions — it developed the tech behind the Dash Charge system used in OnePlus phones, for example, and has achieved even faster results in many of its own devices. Today, the company is taking a further step forward with the announcement of a 125W system that it claims is the most advanced in the industry. The headline figures of the system are that it can charge a 4,000mAh phone battery in 20 minutes and up to 41 percent in 5 minutes. If accurate, this would beat Oppo’s own record for fast-charging a battery of that size by around 10 minutes. This isn’t simply a matter of building a big power adapter and plugging it into a regular phone — the charger, cable, and battery itself need to be designed together for safety and efficiency. Oppo says the phone, which isn’t yet a commercial product, uses double-6C cells with “breakthrough battery ratio,” while the charger benefits from improved power density properties so as not to grow too large....
    Oppo To ensure safe and stable charging, the phone’s temperature is kept under 40°C or 104°F (when in a constant 25°C or 77°F environment), courtesy of the charger’s built-in semiconductor cooling system (leveraging the Peltier effect) under the coils. This is apparently over 2°C or 35.6°F cooler than blowing air at the phone like many other fast wireless chargers do. That said, there is also a fan in the charger’s base for both sucking air in from the charging plate’s top (thus dissipating the heat from the semiconductor system), as well as cooling the management circuit in the charger’s base, with hot air being exhausted from the back of the base. There are other safety measures such as foreign object detection, along with the usual five-fold safety protection from the VOOC tech. Oppo In addition to its latest wireless charging breakthrough, Oppo also unveiled a 125W (20V/6.25A) flash charge tech (not based on VOOC at this rating; more on that later). This charges a 4,000mAh battery from zero to 41 percent in just five minutes, or from zero to 100...
    Samsung may not include chargers in the boxes of some of its smartphones starting in 2021, according to a report from Korean news site ETNews. The company is taking them out because many people already have chargers and to help reduce costs, the report says. While not including a charger in the box might seem like a big move, Samsung reportedly isn’t the only major phone maker considering it. Apple may do something similar by not including a charger with this year’s iPhone lineup, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple may also phase out the 5W and 18W chargers that currently come with iPhones (depending on which model you buy) and instead offer a new 20W fast charger that will be sold separately, said Kuo. Removing chargers from phone boxes could be a major way for Samsung and Apple to lower the costs of selling their phones and make their phone packaging smaller, but it could also have a significant impact on the environment. Taking them out of some of the top-selling smartphones could help reduce the number...
    Samsung has announced a new 10W wireless charger that tops up your phone’s battery while sterilizing the device using UV-C light. The company says the ultraviolet light can kill 99 percent of bacteria and germs, though marketing materials don’t mention whether it destroys the novel coronavirus responsible for the current global pandemic. News of the charger first emerged last week from Samsung Thailand, but now the company has announced the product globally. Right now, we’ve seen pages for the product in Samsung’s German, Romanian, Singaporean, and Hong Kong stores. In Germany, it’s being sold for €58.38 (around $65). The announcement comes at a time when people are particularly worried about the spread of COVID-19, and products that claim to clean your phone and stop the virus are on the rise. But, from a scientific perspective, these products can’t guarantee safety, and they’re no substitute for washing your hands, wearing a mask, and observing social distancing. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, UV light can “probably” kill the novel coronavirus based on the fact it can...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An 11-year-old boy who was grabbing a phone charger on the way to a community cookout in Washington was struck and killed by a stray bullet Saturday night, his grandfather said. John Ayala told WUSA-TV that his 11-year-old grandson Davon McNeal was getting out of a car to go get the charger when shots rang out. Washington D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters late Saturday that about five adult men shot up the area, striking an 11-year-old boy who later died at a hospital. D.C. police are asking for the public's help in gathering information on the shooting, including any sightings of a black car they say fled the alley. “He was just getting out of a car to go get a charger to charge his phone while he was going to a cookout, that’s it,” said Ayala, who is the chief of the Archangel Special Police, which operate in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. “And when he stepped out the car, the shots rang and he fell to the ground. The mother thought that he was...
    SAMSUNG is selling a charger that promises to sterilise your phone while it's juicing up the battery. The wireless charging pad uses UV light to eradicate "up to 99 per cent of bacteria within 10 minutes", according to the South Korean tech titan. 2Samsung's new wireless charger is a white box that sterilises your smartphone by blasting it with ultraviolet radiationCredit: Samsung Phones are among the filthiest things we own, with some studies suggesting the average mobile is ten times dirtier than a toilet seat. That grim reality has come into the limelight during the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced billions of people to take extra care to keep their surroundings clean of viruses and other pathogens. Samsung's new charger, dubbed the ITFIT UV Sterilizer, is a white box that the firm says is big enough to fit one of its chunky Galaxy S20 smartphones. The device will sterilise mobiles not built by Samsung, but it won't necessarily charge them too. 2Wireless chargers are typically disc-shaped pads that you place your phone on top ofCredit: Alamy Once you've placed your...
    While it’s not an official Samsung design, the company sells the UV Sterilizer via a partnership with ITFIT, a Samsung sub-brand that seems to be applied to rebadged accessories. In the FCC listing for the device, the documentation includes a “Designed for Samsung” seal. Other ITFIT products made for Samsung include headphones and selfie sticks. Wireless UV chargers aren’t new, but they’ve seen a huge rise in popularity following the coronavirus outbreak. Samsung doesn’t explicitly state that its UV Sterilizer successfully eradicates SARS-CoV-2, but a recent research study suggests that UVC lamps are capable of killing “more than 99.9 percent of airborne coronaviruses.” The ITFIT UV Sterilizer is currently only being sold in Thailand for 1,590 baht (around $51), although it is also listed (but not available) in Hong Kong. There’s no word on whether it will go on sale in the US, but big-name accessory brands like Mophie and InvisibleShield (both owned by Zagg) are already on the case.
    Two Minneapolis brothers have been charged with breaking into the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building after it was set ablaze in destructive protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Brothers Rory, 29, and Trevor Amsler, 26, broke into the precinct after cops abandoned the building and it was set alight on May 28 in protest of police brutality.  Rory Amsler shared a Facebook Live video on May 29 from inside the building allegedly showing himself and his brother rip the walls, throw items out the window, and break into closed drawers and a storage closer. In the clip they allegedly steal a flashlight charger they thought was a rifle scope and a phone charger. Brothers Rory, 29,  (left) and Trevor Amsler, 26, (right) filmed themselves on Facebook Live breaking into the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precicint on May 29 The Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct pictured set on fire on May 27 during protets decrying the police killing of George Floyd. Following Floyd's death the precinct was repeatedly set on fire for several...
    An Indian man required surgery after inserting a two-foot long phone charger into his penis for sexual gratification, a report said. The unidentified man tried to hide the true cause of his ailment when he sought medical help last month at a hospital in northeastern India, claiming he consumed earphones, Dr. Walliul Islam told CNN on Monday. Doctors prescribed the man laxatives, but he returned to the hospital five days later when he was still complaining of pain. Islam, a surgeon at the hospital, told the network that “despite passing stool several times the cable did not come out.” “As the patient complained of severe pain, we decided to perform surgery and found that there was nothing in his intestine,” Islam said. Later, through an x-ray, doctors then discovered the phone charger inside his bladder, which is connected to the penis via the urethra. “I have read that people used to get sexual gratification by inserting instruments through the penis,” Islam said. “This is one such case, and the psychiatrist can help him beyond this point.” The surgeon said the...
    (CNN)An Indian man who went to hospital with abdominal pain had inserted a mobile phone charger cable into his penis, a doctor who treated him told CNN on Monday.The man visited a hospital in northeastern India last month, claiming he had ingested some earphones, said Dr. Walliul Islam, a general surgeon at the hospital. But when the cord didn't appear despite the patient being prescribed laxatives, doctors resorted to surgery."He came to us after five days, (and) despite passing stool several times the cable did not come out. We then conducted an endoscopy but still couldn't find anything. As the patient complained of severe pain, we decided to perform surgery and found that there was nothing in his intestine," Islam told CNN.The patient initially told doctors he had swallowed some earphones.It was at that point that an x-ray revealed the man to have a two-foot-long charging cable in his bladder -- inserted via his urethra, the tube that leads from the penis to the bladder. Read More"Then I made an incision there and took out the cord, which was actually...
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