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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.

Class Action Suit Seeks Truth about Laptop Battery Life

Analysis: Vendors have fudged claims for laptop battery life for years, but now their hyped up specs are being challenged in the courts.

iPhone 3GS Comes Up Short on Battery Life: Is Software to Blame?

As iPhone 3GS users complain their phones can't hold a charge some say it's a software, not a hardware, issue.


Mophie Cures iPhone Battery Woes

The Mophie Juice Pack Air is a simple, if pricy, solution to the iPhone's limited battery life.

Casio Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera Handles 1,000 Shots Per Battery Charge

Casio's Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-H10 shoots 1,000 images on a single battery charge.


Save Energy, Save Money

Keep your office hardware, desktop PCs, and laptop batteries running as efficiently as possible to cut ongoing energy costs.

Netbook Battery Champs

Need a long-lasting portable? Here's a guide to netbooks that last over 6 hours on a charge.