Tiny device, huge panic: overheating battery causes evacuation of Apple Store in Zurich

In recent times, we’ve been hearing a lot about faulty batteries. Li-Ion cells have always had the occasional lemon, which will have a chance to melt down — and it’s a bummer when it happens to your device. But with the increasing amount of smartphone users around the world, and with phone manufacturers trying to cram larger capacity batteries into tighter devices, it’s no surprise that this is now… a hot topic.

Additionally, Apple has come under scrutiny for the way it handled the aging batteries in its own iPhones — it throttled performance to reduce the strain on a degraded battery. …


Meet Zanco tiny t1, world's smallest mobile phone

While companies battle each other for the world’s biggest smartphone title, one company took a turn in the other direction. Zanco plans to launch world’s smallest mobile phone, the tiny t1.

Although it’s just a feature phone, Zanco tiny t1 offers all the basic features you would expect from such a device, including calls and SMS. It’s only working on 2G networks (GSM850/900, DCS1800, and PCS1900), but the very small 200 mAh battery lasts for more than 3 days on a single charge.

The tiny t1 sports a tiny 0.49-inch OLED display with 64 x 32 pixels resolution. …

Detective Trump says he believes Putin about Russian meddling, and we have one, tiny criticism

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Good news, guys! Everyone at the FBI, DOJ, NSA, DHS, and CIA was wrong — there’s no way Russia interfered with our elections, according to a very definitive source, Detective Donald Trump.

On Friday, Trump reported that he had asked Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 election and that Putin had denied all allegations. That was enough for hard-nosed Detective Trump to conclude his year-long investigation into Russian interference.

We’re cool now!

Here’s the president’s exhaustive analysis.

“He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did,” Trump said in a session with reporters aboard Air Force One. Read more…

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Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.

A bezel-less screen expected for the Pixel 2 XLInterestingly, we now learn that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL might be very different phones in one important aspect: while leaked pictures of the smaller Pixel 2 show …

'Game of Thrones' Red Keep recreated in Lego is tiny yet epic

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You might think you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic, but until you devote yourself to doing something insane like recreating the Red Keep in Lego, you’re just a run-of-the-mill admirer of the show. 

The detail and construction of the replica of the show’s blood-soaked and drama-filled hall was posted on YouTube by a user named Tusserte on Saturday. Not only does the replica include the stained glass and pillars as depicted on the show, the guy even reproduced the Iron Throne. 

And if you think this is something you can tackle yourself over the weekend, keep in mind that this took him a year and a half of meticulous Lego-centric crafting using 15,000 Lego pieces to get everything just right. Finally, for any doubters regarding the replica’s exactitude, the creator even spliced in clips from the show for comparison.  Read more…

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Australia's back in the satellite game with a teeny tiny new launch

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The first Australian-built satellites to be launched in 15 years are set to take off this week from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Unlike the enormous satellites Australia uses for telecommunications, each of these new satellites (or cubesats) is the size of a loaf of bread. But although small, they may provide a key step in enabling Australia’s entry into the global satellite market.

Three types of are the Australian contribution to the international mission, in which 36 satellites from different institutions around the world will carry instruments provided by the Von Karman Institute () to examine the lower . This is a very interesting part of the for several reasons, such as the way it disturbs GPS measurements. Read more…

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ChargeTech Plug is the 48,000mAh power bank you can probably run your house on for a tiny bit

Power banks are some of the most useful tools for electronics users on the go, but at best, the more popular and portable ones are good for a charge or two of one gadget before they die off. That’s why ChargeTech made the power bank to end all power banks – a 48,000mAh capacity monolith that can let you take almost all your essential electronics for a day out, and is still somewhat reasonably sized and portable.

Priced $330, the bank is fit with two AC outlets, two traditional USB ports, and a USB Type-C port. It’s solar-rechargeable with the optional solar charging …