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New iPad Sports Much Larger Battery, Teardown Reveals

Inside, the new iPad is basically a giant battery, with the electronics neatly arranged around the side.


Sub-Zero Weather: Can Your Smartphone Stand The Cold?

MikroPC, which is PCWorld Finland, put a number of phones through cold testing to find out which work best when the temperature is below zero. Hint: If you live in a very cold area, you might not want the Apple iPhone 4S.


HP Recalls Laptops Over Faulty Batteries

HP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall. Here's a list of the affected devices.

HP Pays $425,000 to Settle Claims Over Hazardous Laptop Batteries

Hewlett-Packard will pay $425,000 to settle a claim that it knowingly sold laptops with hazardous batteries that could overheat or catch fire.

SpareOne: This Mobile Phone Holds Its Charge…for 15 Years

The $50 no-frills phone is designed for situations where your primary mobile phone has either lost its charge or isn't available.


Seize the Power: 10 Awesome Chargers for Mobile Devices

Here are 10 chargers to keep your tablets, smartphones, and MP3 players juiced up.


The Next Big Thing(s) in Tech

Goodbye, desktop PCs--hello, flexible cell phone screens and living rooms with endless entertainment and gaming possibilities!


Apple iPhone 4 'Self-Combusts' on Airplane

The reason why the iPhone belched smoke and glowed red is under investigation.


iOS 5.0.2 May Fix Battery Life Problems

Apple plans to issue iOS 5.0.2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch very soon to address battery life issues, a report claims.

Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life?

Lots of Android users say apps such as Advanced Task Killer help save a phone's battery life. Others are convinced that task killers use more juice than they save. The PCWorld Labs investigated.