Apple iPhone with damaged battery and screen catches fire inside repair shop (VIDEO)

An unsettling video obtained by ABC’s Las Vegas affiliate KTNV shows an unknown Apple iPhone model suddenly bursting into flames inside a repair shop in Las Vegas. The unit in the video was in the shop to replace a bloated battery and a cracked screen that broke when the battery expanded. Paul Tartaglio who runs Gadget Repair in Las Vegas, which was not the shop in the video, says that the high triple digit temperatures in Vegas cause batteries to warp.

Tartaglio has two helpful tips for those who live in sweltering hot areas of the country. He says that phones should be kept out …


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s battery test is done: see how it compares against iPhones and Galaxies

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s (see full specs here) is probably the most surprisingly exciting phone of 2018: we have been using it for about a week now and the slim and elegant design, as well as the smooth performance and rich in options interface are definitely impressive.

Just to brief you quickly on the specs, we are talking about a true bezel-less flagship with a 6-inch 2:1 screen (no notch here) with an exquisite ceramic back and metal frame, the powerful Snapdragon 845 chip, a dual camera system with portrait mode, as well as the option to have a gesture based interface and a …

Memo from Apple: $29 Battery replacements available for all included iPhone models with no delay?

Late last year, Apple apologized for slipping in software during an iOS update allowing it to throttle the CPU on older iPhone models with weak batteries. Those units would reboot when faced with a complex task due to the lack of battery strength. Apple decided that one way it could make up with its customers would be to offer battery replacements for these devices at a price of $29, a 63% discount from the usual $79 that Apple charges. Models from the Apple iPhone 6 and later qualify for the $29 price, which is good through the entire year.

The discount attracted a large number of iPhone …

Android P's most important new feature? Some say battery, others say gestures…

So, with Google I/O going on at the moment, Google, of course, took the time to showcase some of the major new features coming with Android P later this year. There’s not a lot of them, but they are meaningful for sure, and will further change the ways we interact with our smartphones.

We thought we’d ask you which of the 4 biggest new developments is your favorite. Those would be the gesture-based interface, the Digital Wellbeing program, the Adaptive Battery feature for battery life enhancement or the App Actions feature that lets you quickly fire up actions within apps without having …

Bluboo's blowout anniversary sale offers free gifts with the S3 battery life champ

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To celebrate the cusp of its 12th year anniversary, Bluboo is holding a blowout sale for some of its most specc’d-out phones, including the S3 with its giant 8500 mAh battery. Not only is the handset an endurance champ you can actually power other electronics off of, but it also offers fast charging out of the box, so that topping up the enormous battery pack doesn’t take forever.
The phone is rocking the trendy tall and narrow design …

Upcoming LG Watch Timepiece to feature Wear OS, long battery life

LG is reportedly getting ready to launch a new and interesting watch running Google’s Wear OS (formerly Android Wear). According to Android Headlines, the new wearable device will be called LG Watch Timepiece and could be officially announced on Monday, April 30. 
It’s said that the LG Watch Timepiece is a water-resistant hybrid device combining Wear OS features with the benefits of a mechanical watch. Made out of steel, the new LG wearable device has physical watch hands and, thanks to Wear OS, it can use apps and display compatible …

HTC U12 listed on Verizon website with 'frameless' display, 3500mAh battery

Verizon’s Open Development website is the gift that keeps on giving, after outing the 128GB/256GB versions of the Galaxy S9 not long ago. This time around, it’s time for HTC’s rumored 2018 flagship, the U12, to shine in the database.

The device is listed as having “frameless” Super LCD 6-gen display with WQHD resolution, and Gorilla Glass protection (duh). The U12 apparently has IP68 water-resistant rating, and a 3500mAh battery pack. The rest is run of the mill specs like Bluetooth 5.0 or 4K video recording, while software duties are reserved for Android …

One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery

There is only one thing better than a Galaxy S-line phone, and it is its Active version. Top among the reasons is the fact that those ship with much larger batteries than the originals, righting the main wrong with Samsung’s otherwise excellent flagships.

It seems that the Galaxy S9 Active won’t be an exception, as, thanks to a leaked screenshot with its purported specs, we learn that the rugged phone will sport a 4000mAh battery pack, again. The phone here is coded as SM-G893, hinting at a true Galaxy S8 Active successor, as that one carries the model number SM-G892.
The …

The Bluboo S3 is a very affordable midranger with an insanely large battery

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Bluboo is one of those China-based manufacturers that produce smartphones with looks and hardware specs well beyond what their price-tag suggests. The latest offer here is the Bluboo S3, which is currently on sale for $149.99. And, for that amount of money, it looks like it could be a real bargain. Let’s explore it further!

The Bluboo S3 rocks …

Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone X to be its first Qi-certified battery charging case

There’s been a dearth of quality battery cases for the iPhone X so far, not least because most of the popular ones on Amazon are made by obscure companies with conflicting reviews about their wares. Case in point are the Amazon’s Choice wrappers that offer whopping battery capacities on paper, but are with dubious design, and some even charge the phone itself wirelessly, wasting a terrible amount of energy in the process.

Enter Mophie, the Cadillac of battery cases, with its own take on the iPhone X energy supply that is a humble receiver only, and doesn’t …