Monday, Dec 05, 2022 - 06:37:55
89 results - (0.003 seconds)

phone charger:

latest news at page 1:
12
    New video has emerged of the racist woman dubbed DC Karen hurling disgusting abuse at a black Uber driver in a row over a phone charger.  The incident occurred yesterday morning in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood of Washington DC and was captured by the resident of an apartment who filmed the pair arguing in the street and shared the video online.  The woman, who has not yet been named publicly, can be heard calling the man a 'slave' and the N-word repeatedly.  A new video was shared this afternoon on the Twitter account Washingtonian Problems, showing the entire incident from the Uber driver's perspective.  The woman can be seen more clearly in the second clip; she is wearing beige jacket, white pants, is carrying an orange purse and has her phone in her hand with a charger attached to it. 
    A FORMER high school football assistant coach has been sentenced to prison time after secretly photographing minors in a girls' locker room. David Arthur Riden, 53, who worked at Los Osos High School in Southern California, used a camera disguised as a phone charger to snap over 600 images of the girls. 2David Arthur Riden, 53, (pictured) was sentenced to prison time after taking over 600 photos of girls in the lockerroomCredit: Handout 2Riden was an assistant coach for Los Osos High School's football teamCredit: FOX 11 Riden was arrested last year after another employee found the hidden camera. He resigned from his position on the day of his arrest after working for the high school since 2015. Last month, the former assistant coach pleaded guilty to secretly photographing a minor, possessing more than 600 child sexual assault material, and using a minor to produce child sexual assault material. A total of 21 students were photographed. Read more on sex crimes'SEX RAP' Deputy commander of nuclear sub arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on juniorCAIN UPDATE Cain Velasquez granted $1m...
    A former football coach who hid a camera in a girls' locker room at a Southern California high school has been sentenced to over nine years in prison for producing child pornography.  David Arthur Riden, 52, will serve 112 months in prison after pleading guilty last month to possession of over 600 images of child sexual assault material, using a minor to produce child sexual assault material, and secretly photographic a minor. Riden took photographs of more than 21 students inside the bathroom and was first arrested last year after another employee found the camera at Los Osos High School in Ranco Cucamonga, California.  The device had been disguised as a phone charger plugged into a bathroom wall. The 'charger' was actually taking photos of girls in the bathroom and locker room near the pool. David Riden, 53, has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he took photos and videos of minors in a girls' bathroom at a Southern California high school  Inside a Los Osos High School bathroom, Riden placed a camera disguised as a phone charger  Jordan Stotts,...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission.   Modern advancements never cease to delight. Case in point: If you didn’t know you could use your lamp to charge your phone and play your favorite tunes, you’re no longer in the dark thanks to LumiCharge. The company’s range of LED lamps is nothing short of groundbreaking. Each one is equipped with a wireless phone charger, and some even pipe your favorite tunes and charge both your smartwatch and AirPods simultaneously. LumiCharge III LED Desk Lamp  Among the heroes of the lineup is the LumiCharge III. It’s an innovative lamp that floods your space with warm lighting — and you can use it as either a desk lamp or a night light depending on your needs.  It even has a built-in motion sensor, so it illuminates whenever it detects your presence in front of it. There's also a vibrant digital clock that makes it easy to quickly check...
    THIS handy iPhone trick could save you from draining your device's battery by mistake. The hack makes your mobile bark a phrase of your choice whenever you plug it in to charge. 2A TikToker has shared a fun iPhone trick with her followersCredit: TikTok TikTok user @heimadigital shared the neat hack with her 590,000 followers in a post published last year. As well as being a bit of fun, switching the setting on could save you from plugging in your iPhone incorrectly. If you stick in the Lightning cable and your gadget doesn't say your chosen phrase, you'll be alerted that something's wrong. Of course, the iPhone already makes a tone when your phone is charging or removed from the charger. Up until the release of iOS 14 in 2020, you could not change this sound.  Now, you can switch it up using the Shortcuts app, which you can find on your Homescreen or via the search bar. Go to the Automations tab and tap Select Create Personal Automation. Scroll down and select the Charger option. Select Is Connected or Is...
    It was a (bad) move many French people took. Place your charger on a power outlet even when no device is connected. As an energy-intensive practice pointed out by the Environmental Change Agency (ADME), could this habit really blow up your electricity bill? Is it really a good idea to leave your mobile charger plugged in all day and night without your phone charging? This habit, taken up by many French people, is pointed out today more than ever, as winter electricity consumption worries the government. A real but finite cost As the Agency for Environmental Change (ADEME) reminds us, the charger uses electricity even when it is not connected to any device. In 2020, energy group ENGIE went further by measuring the consumption of “empty” chargers. Verdict, the cost of this unnecessary consumption is very measurable, since six chargers connected to a power strip will only use 2.6 kWh. End-of-year invoice at current electricity rate at EDF: 57 cents. More powerful chargers Be careful though. He recalled BFM TV, smartphone manufacturers are increasingly offering shorter...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission. The start of a new term is the ideal time to clear up your desk. If you find that you’re fighting for space to work among cables and chargers or your eyes are hurting because you’re working late into the night, you can now solve both problems at once with the LumiCharge desk lamp. Dailymail.com readers can get 20% percent off the entire range of LumiCharge desk lamps with the code DM20 to make the new school term your most organized one yet. Lumi-Mini - 7 In 1 LED Desk Lamp With Wireless Charger  Optimize desk space and keep phones, tablets and watches charged at the same time.  This small but powerful lamp takes up hardly any space and means there's no need for phone charger cables. You can change the color and temperature of the lamp and use it for work, reading or as a night light....
    NEXT time you finish off a bottle of your favorite body lotion, don't toss the container. With a few quick snips and cuts, you can transform an empty bottle into a hanging organizer, perfect for keeping office supplies at hand or holding your phone while it charges. 5You can create a hanging organizer for your phone or desk supplies with a lotion bottleCredit: Getty 5The DIY experts at Nifty created a video tutorial for the recycled phone cradleCredit: Facebook/Nifty Regardless of which craft you'll take on, start by removing the lid or pump from your lotion bottle, then peel off any labels or stickers. You can also gently scrub away the adhesive with rubbing alcohol. To make the phone holder, follow the simple tutorial from Nifty, which will require an empty lotion bottle, a craft knife, scissors, paint, and your phone/charger. You can also add an acrylic clear coat to finish the look, if desired. "Measure the bottle against the phone, and mark where you will make the cut," the DIY experts at Nifty instructed. "The front side...
    AN urgent warning has been issued after a teenager was electrocuted by her phone charger that she fell asleep on. Khorn Srey Pov, 17, was found dead on top of the phone after taking a shower at her home in Cambodia. 1Khorn Srey Pov (17) dies after being electrocuted by mobile phone while sleeping in Kratie Province, Cambodia, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The victim had a shower and went to sleep on top of the charging mobile phone. (Police Commissariat of Kreatie Province/Newsflash)Credit: Newsflash The Chinese translator at the Sing Yon Kong Yik gold mining company in Kratie province turned its torch light on. Local officials declared she had died instantly in her sleep from a massive electric shock on 27th July. Her death has provoked a social media debate on the safety of phone chargers. "They should be having public awareness campaigns on how to handle electricity,” said one. READ MORE ON PHONES WHO'S WATCHING? Check your WhatsApp NOW – your messages could be at risk “I see people touching live wires on those transformer posts all the...
    An Apple employee took to TikTok to share the best tips and tricks to protect your devices and avoid a trip to the genius bar.  Karleigh, from Seattle, shared a video to her over 8,000 followers, revealing four key trips to prevent your device from a short-lived life.  She shared the video with the caption: 'Things I'll never do with my technology after working at the Apple store for three years.' Karleigh, from Seattle, took to TikTok to reveal her four tips and trick to keep your devices lasting and to avoid a genius bar appointment Karleigh shared the video with the caption: 'Things I'll never do with my technology after working at the Apple store for three years'  Her first tip was to never leave your device by liquids or put your phone in rice; followed by her second tip, which was to periodically shut off your computer to help its memory @karlitabonitaa inspired by the Dr. “things ill never do after working in the ER” but make it tech #fyp #techadvice #applestoreemployee #apple #thingsillneverdo #thingsiwontdo #lessonslearned #computerbug #seattle...
    SOME people are more protective than others over their phone chargers and one Reddit user has sparked debate over charger etiquette. In a post titled "AITA for using my roommate’s iPhone charger when she’s gone", a student described how their roommate lashed out when she realized her charger had been used. 1A Reddit user has caused debate over charger etiquetteCredit: Getty AITA stands for 'Am I the a**h***?" and a popular Reddit thread is dedicated to letting perplexed people know if they're at fault. Reddit user u/Nice_Werewolf292 wrote: "For context I’ve had a 39 degree fever for the past week and the only source of entertainment has been my phone. "My charger broke and I joked about my phone probably being evil and breaking every charger it touches. "Either way I wasn’t able to leave the house to buy a new one since I’m still sick with a sore throat. Read more on AppleOUT OF ORDER Apple warning: Millions of iPhone owners warned about bizarre iMessage bugLOST TREASURE Old Apple products can fetch thousands on eBay - check...
    LOS ANGELES -- A smashed gingerbread house, a phone cord wrapped around the neck and a gun grabbed from a nightstand were at the center of disputed testimony Wednesday in a trial over former reality television star Blac Chyna's lawsuit against the Kardashian family.During all-day testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom, Chyna said she wrapped the charging cord around then-fiancé Rob Kardashian's neck and grabbed his always-unloaded gun in jest on an evening in 2016 when the two were celebrating the renewal of their reality show, "Rob & Chyna." She said she later got justifiably angry when their all-night celebration went sour because of his jealous accusations."I smashed a gingerbread house, because I was really upset," she said. "Then I damaged a TV."The lawyer for the four Kardashian women who are defendants in the case cast all the events as displays of anger and aggression that made them frightened for their son and brother.RELATED: Blac Chyna's attorney recites client's steady career rise EMBED More News Videos Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, are the...
    No matter how amazing your phone's battery life is, you’ve got to charge it every day (and if you don't, I'd like to know which phone you have!). Not that there’s anything wrong with plugging your phone into the charger it came with, but if there’s an aesthetically-pleasing option out there to do the same job and do it wirelessly, I’m here for it. Courant (inspired by the French phrase au courant, meaning current, fashionable and aware) has turned the phone charger into a stylish home accessory, and the CATCH:3 wireless charger is the perfect addition to your bedside or entryway table. It doubles as an accessory tray, and these chargers are made with luxury materials like Belgian linen and Italian leather. I’m obsessed with mine. It is so chic, I have mine on my desk so I can use it while I work. ( I also literally just want to look at it all day). Using the CATCH:3 is simple enough, you plug it in just like you would any charger, and place your phone on top. I...
    A TRAVEL expert has revealed the one item you should never buy at the airport. Lonely Planet's Fin McCarthy explained why it is the biggest mistake to make when going on holiday. 2An expert has revealed why you don't want to buy a certain item at the airport.Credit: Alamy Travellers often forget something when going on holiday, meaning a last-minute trip to the shops at the airport. And one of the biggest things to forget is a portable charger, which is a must for keeping your phone and tablets juiced up on a long flight. Buying it at the airport may not help you however. Fin said: "Do not make the mistake of buying one at the airport, only to realize when you board that it too needs to be charged." You need to keep your phone charged at airports for two reasons, both of which could see you banned from your flight. According to the UK Government website, airport security can confiscate your phone if the battery is dead and it can't be turned on. Not only that, but lots...
    A TIKTOKER has shared a fun iPhone trick that makes your mobile bark a phrase of your choice whenever you plug it in to charge. User @heimadigital shared the neat hack with her 590,000 followers in a post published last year. 2A TikToker has shared a fun iPhone trick with her followersCredit: TikTok As well as being a bit of fun, switching the setting on could save you from plugging in your iPhone incorrectly. If you stick in the Lightning cable and your gadget doesn't say your chosen phrase, you'll be alerted that something's wrong. Of course, the iPhone already makes a tone when your phone is charging or removed from the charger. Up until the release of iOS 14 in 2020, you could not change this sound.  Now, you can switch it up using the Shortcuts app, which you can find on your Homescreen or via the search bar. Go to the Automations tab and tap Select Create Personal Automation. Scroll down and select the Charger option. Most read in TechAPPLE GRUMBLE Millions of iPhones are about to become 'vintage'...
    MILTON (CBS) — Pierce Middle School in Milton briefly went into lockdown Wednesday morning after a student thought they saw an adult carrying a gun. In the end, Milton Police Deputy Chief James O’Neil said it was just a staff member holding a phone charger in their pocket. After the student reported what they thought they saw, the school went into lockdown. Milton Police officers then arrived to the school along with officers from nearby departments. They talked to the adult in question and determined there was no danger. “Although this incident caused a lockdown, inflicted fear and anxiety for our students, staff and parents/guardians, I am pleased to report that nobody was physically harmed,” said Superintendent of Milton Public Schools James F. Jette. The school resumed its normal day’s activities at around 10 a.m.
    Madonna has been mercilessly mocked by Twitter users for sharing a series of explicit, nipple-baring portraits. In a series of images taken on a bed and posted on Wednesday evening, the mother-of-six, 63, wore lingerie while positioning herself in a number of compromising snaps, including images showing her bare breast and her fishnet-clad bottom. The singer was seen showing off her breasts in a bondage-inspired bra with cut outs in the body to best showcase her ample cleavage. Her pictures sparked a wave of memes on social media,  with one person commenting: 'A new species of spider discovered. Granny long legs!' Another critic posted a snap of the image with an added logo reading 'Life Alert, Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!' They commented: 'Ever the chameleon, Madonna has once again adopted a new persona for us older fans and I am here for it!' Madonna has been mercilessly mocked by Twitter users for sharing a series of explicit, nipple-baring portraits and her legs and fishnet-clad bottom sticking out from under the bed  BBC York presenter Georgey Spanswick joked she was...
    A LITTLE boy has died after his mobile phone EXPLODED and set him on fire during an online class, reports say. The school pupil was using his charging phone when it suddenly ignited, an education official in Vietnam said. 1A boy has died after his phone exploded and his clothes caught fire, reports sayCredit: Alamy Named only as NVQ in reports, the child was attending class at his home in Nghe An Province via video link due to Covid restrictions. He was wearing earphones when his phone exploded and his clothes caught fire at around 4pm, reports local media. Neighbours reportedly rushed to help the boy but he died later that night. It is not known what type of phone or charger he was using. The boy was in fifth grade which means he was around 10 or 11-years-old. Police are investigating the boy's horrific death. Most read in US NewsHEARTBROKEN Gabby's parents speak out on Brian Laundrie during special TV episodeMOST WANTED Gabby Petito's family think her fiancé is still alive and ‘want vengeance’DON TRUMPED 'Turkish and Muslim Hacktivist...
    IF YOU'RE the new owner of an iPhone 13 Pro Max you'll be pleased to hear that you can charge it quicker than other iPhone models. Several tests have indicated that the phone can be charged from zero to full in fewer than 90 minutes. 1The new iPhone 13 Pro Max has a huge batteryCredit: Alamy According to tests done by YouTuber ChargerLAB, all you'll need is a 30W charger. It revealed: "ChargerLAB found that the peak charging power of the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max has reached 27W." That means a 30W charger is more than enough to charge the phone at its maximum capacity. This is said to be an upgrade on previous iPhones. According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone 12 reached its peak charging power at 22W speeds. Most read in TechLOG OFF Live updates as Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp outage knocks $50bn off valueLatestOFFLINE Facebook & Instagram crashed after 'bungled server update' sending staff scramblingDOWN AGAIN How to check for Facebook problems and outagesFACE OFF Claims swirl that Facebook was HACKED as data of 1.5billion users 'sold...
    A wireless charging room has been developed by scientists that can deliver power through the air to any laptop, tablet or phone without the need for plugs or cables. The new technology involves generating magnetic fields over longer distances without also producing electrical fields that would prove harmful to any people or animals within the room, according to the team from the University of Tokyo.  The system, which has been tested in a single room but is still in its infancy, can deliver up to 50 watts of power without exceeding current guidelines for human exposure to magnetic fields, the study authors explained. It could be used to charge any device with a wire coil fitted inside, similar to the system used with wireless charging pads currently in use - but without the pad. As well as removing bundles of charging cables from desks, the team say it could allow for more devices to be fully automated without the need for ports, plugs or cables.  The current system includes a pole at the centre of the room to allow the...
    A TODDLER, two, has died from an electric shock after touching a mobile phone charger in Brazil. The family horror saw Sara Alves de Albuquerque rushed to hospital still alive - but the tot tragically passed away despite the doctors' best efforts. 2Sara Alves de Albuquerque, aged two, died after suffering an electric shockCredit: Newsflash She was fatally shocked in Erere, in the north-eastern state of Ceara, on Monday August 23, said Globo. None of the multiple local reports about Sara's death reveal the make of phone, or whether it was a charger from a recognised brand. Sara's horrific death comes as Brazil registered 355 deaths from electric shocks last year alone. The local mayor, Emanuelle Gomes Martins, paid tribute to the girl on Facebook. He wrote: "The Government of Erere expresses deep regret for the death of the child Sara Alves de Albuquerque. "In this moment of deep pain, the municipal public administration sympathises with family and friends, and expresses its most sincere condolences for the unspeakable loss." Most read in The US SunROYAL BEAUTY Spencer movie trailer...
    These days we have seen that Realme presented MagDart, the most powerful magnetic wireless charging system so far. The brand has decided to release it, starting with several chargers, accessories and the first Android phone in history to be compatible with this technology, the Realme Flash, and in Engadget we have already tested this promising charging system. MAgDart comes to duel, in a way, with MagSafe, which beyond having a similar name is the magnetic charging system that Apple launched with the iPhone 12. What Realme promises is that its technology, although equivalent, is superior in power and charging time, and we wanted to see how is the experience with MagDart and if that is true. To choose between maximum power or maximum silence It has really facilitated us various of MagDart accessories to test this technology: the two MagDart chargers, 50 and 15 watts respectively, the wall power adapter (also 50 W) and something almost essential to test it: the Realme Flash. And we say almost because they also presented a case so that the Realme GT, not compatible...
    Although Apple has normally been at the fore when it comes to creating and developing new technologies, more and more companies are joining this train of innovation, with surprises such as the realme MagDart, a family of wireless charging accessories. magnetic that stands out for reaching a power of up to 50W, making it the fastest wireless charger of its kind currently existing for Android devices. Officially presented yesterday by the company, the new MagDart family of realme is presented under various versions of accessories of different power between 15W and 50W, and formats that will go from the systems integrated in the smartphones, independent chargers and even powerbanks. 15W MagDart charger measures just 3.9mm24% thinner than MagSafe, and even faster thanks to its innovative design. This design places the motherboard and magnetic coil on either side of the charging cable, making the charger base thinner with a single charging coil. In addition, by separating these two heat sources, it is possible to reduce the increase in temperature and lengthen the charging time without sacrificing power. Within the ecosystem there...
    I actually just announced, now officially, the MagDart. It is the most powerful wireless and magnetic charger in the world that we do not know with which mobile it will be compatible, but it will be able to give a power of 15 W or 50 W, depending on the version, in this first generation. Officially we expected a version of MagDart, but according to the leaks we knew there would be two … and what we find is two chargers and a Powerbank. realme is doing its thing again and at the event held a few minutes ago it presented three devices to fill our phones with energy, becoming the first brand to create a magnetic ecosystem for Android. The basic MagDart design will sound familiar to youas it is basically what we saw with Apple and its MagSafe a few months ago. It is a small circular base that has a magnetized area and is capable of offering energy to our mobile. Realme herself does not hesitate to make a comparison between her MagDart and the Apple MagSafe,...
    Realme has introduced the world’s first magnetic wireless charging system for Android devices. The MagDart wireless charging solution includes a 50W magnetic wireless charger, which the company claims is the fastest wireless charger in the world. Apart from this, the company also introduced its concept phone Realmie Flash, which is the first Android smartphone to support magnetic wireless charging. The company has also introduced several more chargers and accessories at the event. See the list below … Chinese company Reality can tell you that it is a fast growing smartphone brand. The company aims to further advance the magnetic wireless charging environment. At the moment Apple is the only brand that offers magnetic wireless charging through MacSafe, but the technology only works better on Apple devices.Realmy Flash Realmy claims that this is the first Android smartphone to support magnetic wireless charging. The company’s first concept phone packs a 4500mAh battery that can support MagDart wireless charging up to 50W. It can fully charge the phone’s battery from 0 to 100 percent in an hour, which is the same time as...
    By Gabriela Chavez LAS VEGAS (CNNMexico) – No more tortuous waiting to revive your phone. A team of 20 Israeli engineers, physicists, biologists and chemists invented a battery and charger that can recharge a smartphone in less than a minute. During this time, the average phone’s battery reaches just a third of its charge capacity. StoreDot developers found molecular combinations for batteries to react faster to electricity and power up in seconds. “We have created the next generation of drums,” said StoreDot founder and CEO Doron Myersdorf in an interview with CNNMéxico during CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Too fast for USB Myersdorf, a former CEO of removable disk company SanDisk, said he’s in talks with different cell phone companies to integrate the system into their phones starting in 2016. StoreDot will also look to sell a version of the charger separately. This will not work for smartphones with a USB input as they will not withstand the heat produced by the charger, Myersdorf warned. The developer said that the devices with StoreDot will be 25% more expensive...
    The next Realme flagship would arrive with MagDart, a tool that, like Apple’s MagSafe, would allow the wireless charging of the device and the magnetic attachment of accessories such as wallets to carry cards. According to Gizmochina, the Realme Flash, of which we have already told you the first details, would be in charge of launching the MagDart system, thus becoming the first Android phone with support for magnetic wireless charging. As you can see in the images, and according to the report, the MagDart charger would have two options. One of them has a slim and circular design, quite similar to the MagSafe. This would offer a charging power of up to 15 W, something more than Apple’s solution (14 W). The other Realme MagDart proposal would put aside design and focus solely on performance, according to the aforementioned medium. It is a kind of bulky cube that attaches to the back of the phone to offer fast charging speeds. Unlike the slim option, this one would have a built-in fan which would ensure a constant air flow to...
    CNNMoney (New York) – Ikea is launching a new range of high-tech furniture that will charge your smartphones and tablets wirelessly. The collection features a small selection of nightstands and lamps with integrated charging points that will be on sale in Ikea stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe from mid-April. The Swedish furniture giant said the new “Home Smart” furniture will help people reduce cable clutter. “People hate cable clutter. They worry about not finding the charger and running out of power,” Jeanette Skjelmose, manager of lighting and wireless charging at Ikea, said in a press release. “Our innovative new solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home easier.” Home Smart furniture contains “+” signs that indicate where you should place your mobile device to charge it. And, yes, you will have to connect your new furniture. Customers who do not want to replace the Ikea furniture they have already purchased will also be able to purchase “charging pads” that somehow integrate it with your current Bråviken, Hemnes, Nornäs...
    Cats are often portrayed as elegant animals who always fall on their feet.  But these feline lovers from all over the world have blown the myth wide open with hilarious pictures of their pets in very awkward positions. Among the snaps which were shared to Instagram account Bored Cat_virus.exe before being collated in an online gallery by Bored Panda includes one cat who was spotted diving headfirst into a shelf of lettuce during a visit to the supermarket.  Elsewhere, another furry feline looked less than impressed to be stuck in the back of toy Barbie van.   People from all over the world have shared very amusing photographs of their cats - including this furry feline, from an unknown location, who seemed overjoyed with his new octopus toy All on-board! This red haired cat, from an unknown location, didn't look too pleased to be stuck on a Barbie fan's toy car  Cat nap! Another four-legged friend, from an unknown location, pulled some very funny faces when he was caught mid-snore after falling asleep on his owner RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    As we have mentioned before, the fact of charging a smartphone has no secrets for anyone, but when on a website like ours we talk to you about certain terms regarding what is the charge, the battery or the cables, it may be that there miss more. That is why we thought it was a good idea to be able to show you what is behind the different technologies different technology and terminologies that we use when talking about charging a mobile phone, so that, from now on, you can know exactly what you are talking about. Register for FREE in the most influential technology community and enjoy exclusive content, contests, newsletters and much more … When we charge a smartphone: Let’s talk about the charger Undoubtedly we all know for sure what the charger is, that is, we all know what the charger is. device that connects to the electrical network to get it to the smartphone through a cable. Now, there are certain terms, which are often printed on the charger itself to inform us of the parameters...
    A new wearable device that wraps around your finger like a plaster can harvest sweat while you sleep and use it to generate electricity, its developers claim. The prototype device only stores up a trickle of power at the moment, and would take about three weeks of constant wear to power a smartphone, but the developers from University of California, San Diego, hope to increase capacity in future.  They found that wearing it for ten hours would generate enough power to keep a watch going for 24 hours - or about 400 millijoules. And this is just from one fingertip. Strapping devices on the rest of the fingertips would generate 10 times more energy, the researchers said.    Most power producing wearable devices require wearers to perform intense exercise or depend on external sources such as sunlight or large changes in temperature.  But the new strip uses a passive system to generate electricity from moisture in your fingertips, even if you are sleeping or sitting completely still, the team explained. This is because the fingertips are the sweatiest part of the...
    The purported release date for the iPhone 13 is just three months away, and rumors about its various features are swirling even faster: the latest is that Apple's next-gen smartphone will pair with a larger wireless charging coil. EverythingApplePro's Max Weinbach reported Sunday that the phone will have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support the bulked-up MagSafe charger. It will also be better for keeping the phone from overheating and allow for a quicker recharge. The website also postulates the jumbo coil could be used for reverse wireless charging—which essentially uses the energy from the phone to wireless charge another device. That would be a first for the iPhone, but it likely wouldn’t be powerful enough to  juice up another phone or iPad—more likely a pair of AirPods or an Air Tag. According to FCC filings, current iPhones already have the ability to reverse wireless charge.    Apple could eventually release a wireless charger that could simultaneously power several devices at once, and from greater distances, but that ‘is likely several years away,’ Bloomberg reported.  Scroll down...
    The passenger who caused an American Airlines flight to divert to Seattle last week was reportedly acting "unruly" because the phone charger at her seat had stopped working, according to reports. American Airlines flight 60 -- which was traveling from Tokyo to Dallas on Wednesday last week -- had to make a stop at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of an "unruly" passenger, the airline confirmed to Fox News last week.  Though it was unclear at the time why the passenger was acting "unruly," aviation blog Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported that the passenger became upset after the phone charger at her seat stopped working several hours into the 11-hour flight.  ‘UNRULY’ PASSENGER CAUSES AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT TO STOP IN SEATTLE The blog, citing court documents, reported that the passenger initially asked flight attendants for help with the phone charger, but when the problem couldn’t be resolved, the passenger allegedly became "increasingly hostile and belligerent" and even reportedly shouted at crew members.  The passenger who caused an American Airlines flight to divert to Seattle last week was allegedly acting...
    Fitbit is the worst smartphone app to use if you've got a low battery, a new report suggests. Switzerland-based cloud storage company pCloud analysed 100 of the most popular apps and the demands they make on your device.  The worst apps for draining battery were found to be Fitbit and Verizon, which were at the top of the pile with a score of 92 out of 100, followed by Uber and Skype. In joint fifth place was Facebook, Airbnb and live streaming platform BIGO LIVE – all with a score of 82 out of 100.   Also in the top 10 were Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Amazon, as well as dating apps Tinder, Bumble and Grindr.  The top five worst apps for draining your phone battery were found to be Fitbit at the top of the pile, followed by Verizon, Uber, Skype and, in fifth place, Facebook. Social media apps seem to be the best type of app for draining batteries. Interestingly, Twitter was outside the top 20 'With 93 per cent of smartphone users admitting to using apps daily, our phone batteries...
    A photo from the now-viral clip shows this woman calling 911 and giving a false account about being attacked by two woman asking her to return a phone charger. (Twitter) Loading the player... A white woman has been dubbed the “new Central Park Karen” after she called 911 and lied, saying two Black women were going to beat her.  The viral video reposted on the Twitter page of attorney Benjamin Crump shows Alaina Lambert and Shekeria Thomas asking a white woman to return a phone charger. The woman demands that the young women prove the charger is theirs.  A photo from the now-viral clip shows this woman calling 911 and giving a false account about being attacked by two woman asking her to return a phone charger. (Twitter) The young women told The Daily Beast they were out enjoying a bike ride when the charger fell out of Thomas’ bag. They said the unidentified woman immediately picked it up and refused to return it. After that, Thomas said, “things escalated quickly.”  “For about a minute or so, I was...
    CENTRAL Park has a new "Karen" after a woman apparently stole a phone charger from two black women and then called the police claiming they were attacking her. The unidentified woman refused to give back the phone charger without proof that it belonged to its owners, according to video posted online. 5The woman seemingly refused to return the pink phone charger and called the policeCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole 5Lambert and her friend were vlogging in Central Park when the incident occurredCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole Alana Lambert and her friend were filming a vlog in Central Park in New York City when the portable phone charger they were using fell to the ground. Lambert said the unidentified woman lunged for the phone charger and refused to give it back, saying she needed proof that it belonged to Lambert. She then called the police and said Lambert and her friend, both of whom are black, were threatening her. The NYPD told The Sun on Friday that there is no complaint report on file for the incident. 5The woman said...
    A woman has been dubbed the 'new Central Park Karen' after she was caught on camera finding two black women's phone charger on the ground, refusing to give it back, and then smirking as she calls 911 to falsely claim they're threatening and beating her. The incident unfolded when Alana Lambert and her friend were vlogging a day out in Central Park, New York City. Lambert said her portable charger fell from her friend's bike and the woman picked it up and wouldn't give it back until they proved it was theirs.  Lambert filmed what happened next with the woman telling a 911 dispatcher that the two black women were 'touching', 'threatening' and 'beating' her when the footage shows this not to be the case.  She also tells the black women 'yes I am' when they ask if she is racist. It is now a crime to make a false or hate-based 911 call in the state of New York after lawmakers passed a series of criminal justice and police reform laws last summer.  This law was triggered by the original...
    A Swiss woman has died after her mobile phone fell into her bath while it was charging. The 22-year-old was electrocuted in the accident, which happened on Thursday evening in the cathedral city of Gossau.  Local media reported that the woman, who has not been named due to Swiss privacy laws, was charging her phone while watching a TV show in the bath.  An investigation by the public prosecutor's office in the city of St Gallen found that the charger that the phone was connected to at the time was defective.  'It can be confirmed that the defective charging cable was the reason for the electric shock,' a spokesperson from the public prosecutor's office said.  A Swiss woman has died after her mobile phone fell into her bath while it was charging. The 22-year-old was electrocuted in the accident, which happened on Thursday evening in the cathedral city of Gossau [Stock image] RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Swiss city offers homeless people one-way tickets to other... Switzerland will hold a referendum on...
    A Passaic woman beat a girl with a phone charger, leaving the 13-year-old victim with several “fresh and raised red welts," authorities charged. Gaudencia Serapio, 31, was arrested following an investigation by members of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes’s Special Victims Unit. City police notified them after responding to a call at Serapio's home earlier this month, Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman said Thursday. Doctors found bruises on the girl’s right thigh, they said, adding that detectives interviewed the girl and other witnesses. Serapip was charged with child abuse and neglect, endangerment and weapons possession. She was released pending a May 10 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson. Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Alyssa DiSturco of the Special Victims Unit of Valdes’s Major Crimes Division is handling the case for the state.
    Road trips are making a big return this summer, so while you make plans to head out for a scenic drive, a camping weekend, or a staycation across town with friends or family, we’ve got you and your smartphones covered on the road with the ChargeHub V6. This charging hub can power up to 6 devices at once, thanks to a 2-port car charger and a 4-port detachable hub. Coupled with its SmartSpeed technology, you can be sure you’re not gonna run out of power or ports when you hit the road. All you need to do is sit back, play music off your phone, take pictures on your trip and make all the calls you need — and the ChargeHub will keep your smartphone powered up. What’s so great about the versatile ChargeHub V6 is that it gives you full access no matter where you sit in the car. It includes a quick charging port and clip, so you can even attach the hub to your seat while your phone charges. With a 5ft cord extension and a shareable...
    TRAVELLING these days is already a  logistical nightmare, thanks to masks, Covid tests, vaccination passport and quarantine.  Now you’ve got another thing to worry about - how to charge your phone when the battery goes flat.  2Using public USB charging stations could leave you open to a scamCredit: Getty Because phone users are being warned against using public USB charging stations at places like airports and restaurants.  According to Travel And Leisure, travellers are being targeting with a scam called ‘juice jacking,’ where hackers drain information from your phone while you use a public USB charger.  A warning from the LA District Attorney’s Office said of the scam: “Criminals load malware onto charging stations or cables they leave plugged in at the stations so they may infect the phones and other electronic devices of unsuspecting users. “The malware may lock the device or export data and passwords directly to the scammer.” 2Travellers are being targeting with a scam called ‘juice jacking,’ where hackers drain information from your phoneCredit: Getty Phone users are instead encouraged to use a power outlet with...
    As News Brigcast listeners know, I am a sucker for car phone mounts and chargers. They are a perfect gadget for the modern age — a design problem with no perfect solution, price points that usually land at the higher end of the impulse-buy zone, and completely well-suited for targeted Instagram ads. “People who have bought a Qi-based car mount in the last year,” the marketing director of a tiny accessory company sternly instructs the Facebook ad-targeting system. “Find them and relentlessly pressure them into buying our product which is at best marginally better than the one they have.” Reader, it works. All of this means I was very excited when Apple added MagSafe charging to the new iPhone 12 line. A series of magnets aligns a wireless charger to the back of the phone, and has enough attachment strength to — yes — hold the phone on a car mount. A dream: you get in the car, seamlessly dink! your phone onto the mount, and drive away, laughing at the suckers fumbling with their cradles and motorized friction arms...
    From your smartphone to your laptop to your wireless buds, you’ve got a lot to charge these days. And Since you use these devices practically every day, waiting around for things to charge has pretty much become second nature — and let’s not even get started on how to keep track of all the corresponding cords, plugs, and adapters. If your desk is covered in charging gear, do yourself a favor and bring this 4-in-1 wireless charging station into the mix. Completely wireless, this must-have gadget features Qi-Certified Fast Charge® technology, juicing up your go-to devices wire-free and at record speeds. In fact, this thing can charge up your smartphone, smartwatch, wireless buds, and more 40% faster than your average charger. Sporting overvoltage and overcharge protection, you can rest assured this charger will never damage your devices. It even has an auto shut-off feature that keeps things safe and eco-friendly. And since you can gas up as many as four gadgets at a time on this multi-functional charger, this thing is a real space-saver, stopping unsightly wire clutter for...
    More On: apple Facebook stock surges as Mark Zuckerberg downplays Apple privacy clampdown Apple reportedly preparing to unveil new iPad Pro next month Google to cut app store fees for developers after Apple move Parler still working on return to app store after Apple rejection High-tech turned to high-hell for a teenage girl whose iPhone charger allegedly burst into flames while in her bed, leaving her with severe facial burns.  Amie Hall, 17, was nodding off at around 2 a.m. Thursday when she noticed a bright orange blaze radiating from her duvet.  “So 2 a.m. this morning I was lying down as you do on my phone. Plugged in my charger and it set alight,” wrote Hall — who lives with her parents in Birmingham, England — on Facebook.  “My bed cover/duvet set on fire and also caught my face. This isn’t even a cheap charger, it’s an Apple charger.” According to Jam Press, Hall jumped out of bed, narrowly evading the flames. Despite her quick escape, she did suffer a nasty burn on her right cheek.  “I ran...
    Apple may appeal to its trust. Brazil has fined Apple for failing to include a charger in its iPhone 12 box. Penalty imposed by Procan-SB, Consumer Protection Regulator, Brazil False advertising, sale of a device without a charger and false terms $ 2 million. This is not the first time the Brazilian controller has hit Apple with missing chargers from an iPhone 12 box. Last October, after the smartphones were delivered, Apple announced that it would remove chargers and headphones from phone boxes. “ Reducing its environmental impact 2, Broken-SB was already skeptical of the US company’s new policy. Next month Does not prove environmental gain. » The latter asked Cupertino to confirm that the price of the iPhone 12 had been reduced as the charger had been removed. Request that no Apple respond. « Apple needs to understand that Brazil has strong consumer protection laws and companies. He must respect these laws and institutions Said Fernando Cabas, managing director of Broken-SB 9to5mac. It should also be noted that many iPhone 11 Pro owners are unable to repair their phone...
    While Samsung’s new flagship is truly amazing and largely thanks to One UI 3.0. There are some details that many users do not know. That is why we are going to tell you 6 things you should do with your Samsung Galaxy S21. These details are generally not known to everyone. There are many people who do not know all the possibilities that your mobile device can offer you. That’s why we thought it was a great idea to create a list of things to do with your Samsung S21. Enjoy YouTube Premium for free Samsung and Google have an agreement, new users of Samsung Galaxy S21 have the possibility to enjoy YouTube Premium for 4 months totally free. It is an offer that is limited to the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra models. In turn, it works only for those accounts that have never subscribed to the Premium service. All you have to do is simply open YouTube on your Samsung S21 and a message will automatically appear offering you four months free. Change navigation gestures...
    Save big with this two-in-one sterilizer (Photo: Amazon). Everyone knows that mobile phones are a breeding ground for the proliferation of bacteria. In fact, according to a 2012 study by the University of Arizona, our phones harbor ten times more bacteria than a toilet. Although we cannot prevent all those bacteria from settling on our phone screens, we can pay more attention to cleaning our precious devices. That’s where the Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Case with UV Sterilizer comes in. This is a wireless charger and phone sterilizer that uses SGS UV-C light to kill up to 99% of bacteria, including the type E. coli, staph or Candida albicans. All you need is to place your phone (or your keys, sunglasses, wireless headphones, etc.) in the receptacle for ten minutes. That’s all! It’s also a very useful device for last-minute charging – it recharges your phone wirelessly, so you can quickly charge a few stripes off the battery if you’re in a hurry. It weighs less than a kilo, so you can keep it in your bag or in the...
    Apparently Xiaomi isn’t the only mobile company working on over-the-air wireless charging. At MWC Shanghai 2021 earlier today, Oppo unveiled its own take on this futuristic tech, which is aptly dubbed “Wireless Air Charging” for now. The company’s demo — both at the booth and in the official video — featured an Oppo X 2021 rollable concept phone placed on a wireless charger, and even when lifted up slightly while being gently tilted in various directions, the device was still able to charge. According to Oppo, its Wireless Air Charging tech uses magnetic resonance to deliver up to 7.5W of power, and it kicks in when the device is within a 10cm distance from the charging mat. This may not sound as impressive as Xiaomi’s “Mi Air Charge” which, using millimeter wave RF, can allegedly deliver 5W of power in any direction over several meters, though this requires a significantly bulkier (and likely costlier) charging station — much like the router for Energeous’ WattUp system. Oppo Both magnetic resonance and RF-based wireless charging are nothing new, of course. Members...
12