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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the U.S. need to swap out their power cord ASAP after Lenovo recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

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When your computer won't turn on

Your Windows computer no longer boots? Here's what to do about it.

AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life

AMD will improve its chips' power consumption over the next 6 years, hoping for idle battery life in laptops of up to 50 hours.

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PowerCube Extended USB review: Quirky and efficient, but no surge protection

My search for the perfect power strip continues.

Intel wants to eliminate PC wires by 2016

The chipmaker is working on wireless technologies that will let you charge, dock, display and transfer data from a computer without any cables.

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Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

The National Resources Defense Council reports that the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times the power of their predecessors. And for what?

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Europe embraces common charger rules to end mobile compatibility nightmare

New rules for radio devices are also approved.