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Power to the people: AT&T sets up free mobile-charging stations in NYC

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AT&T Tuesday announced a pilot project of solar-powered charging stations across all five of New York City's boroughs where the public can charge phones, tablets, and other devices for free.

Tesla to demo battery-swap car tech on Thursday

Telsa will demonstrate its battery-swap technology Thursday at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. The swap demo comes just weeks after Musk said Tesla would triple the number of supercharging stations across the U.S. in 2013, including stations in most major metropolitan areas.

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Review: FatBatt keeps you off the grid longer, for a fee

FatBatt impresses with personality and a smart, slick interface…but other packages do more for less. The clever company that makes this software is one to watch.

Keep your laptop battery healthy: Use it sparingly

Sibi Marcos asked about removing a laptop's battery to increase it's life.

What’s the best way to charge your mobile devices?

Does it take forever to recharge your phone or tablet? The charger you use may be to blame.

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Mobile batteries: Everything you need to know

Ever wonder how batteries work? Find out more about how batteries keep your devices powered.

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PARC redesigns printers to produce solar panels, batteries

Researchers at the Xerox-owned Palo Alto Research Center have developed a new manufacturing method that can help make solar panels more efficient and increase the energy density of batteries.

Ingenious battery adapter lets a phone control anything powered by AA batteries

The small device, called Tethercell, fits around the battery in your device, like a baby monitor, and switches it on and off upon commands given from a mobile app.

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Wireless smartphone charging: only one standard needed

Two leading groups of device makers, chipmakers, and wireless providers each push very similar flavors of the same technology. But consumers need only one.

Improved wireless phone and tablet charging on the way?

Proxi says its new wireless-charging technology can solve current charging problems.

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