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Apple Investigates iPhone 3.1 OS Battery Problems

iPhone 3GS users say the 3.1 operating system upgrade is a power drain; here's what to do.


The 8-hour Laptop: Don't Hold Your Breath

Hoping laptop battery life will improve in the future? A university professor says battery life has actually gotten worse in the past 20 years.

AnandTech: IE 8 Gives Laptop Users Longer Battery Life

For those of you who use your laptop mostly for browsing the Web, the browser you choose could play a large role in your laptops battery life.


Green HDTVs Could Save You Lots of Green

Samsung touts energy-saving technologies that could slash your TV energy costs and add hours to the battery life of a typical laptop.


Lenovo to Replace Defective ThinkPad Batteries

Some permanently damaged ThinkPad batteries are being recalled by Lenovo.

Wii Battery Recharger Recall: What You Need to Know

If you don't unplug your Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Station now, you may feel the burn — and not the good kind.

Recharging Laptops, Netbooks, Gadgets Abroad

Here's what you need to know if you're traveling with a laptop, netbook, GPS device, or other portable gadget.

You Must Obey: The Unwritten Laws of Technology

"Fix a computer for a friend or family member, and you'll be tech support for life." This is but one of 35 immutable laws of technology that we've identified and recorded for posterity. There will be a test.

Laptop Battery Life Benchmarks Are out of Juice

The battery life of laptops is far less than that cited in an industry standard, and at least one critic of the benchmark is calling for reform.

On Your Side: What to Do When Vox Won't Talk

Also: The power of cc:, and HP recalls 70,000 laptop batteries.