Posts Tagged ‘power’

Increase your Laptop’s Battery Life with Advanced Power Settings

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Here’s a useful trick for laptop users … especially if your laptop battery isn’t what it used to be.

There’s nothing more annoying than digging out your laptop to do some important work, only to find you have 5% battery power left, or worse still the laptop has powered itself down due to no power left at all.


Find Out How Much Power USB Devices Need

Monday, January 10th, 2011

If you use a PC to power multiple USB devices, you might find this interesting …

Each USB port can provide power to connected devices. This is not always necessary, especially if those devices have their own external power supply. But some devices need the power provided by the USB port to function or reload batteries. A problem with this is that USB ports can only supply a maximum of 500 mA (that’s milliampere) which is usually not a problem if one device is connected to the port.


Finding the Right Way to Power Your Devices on the Road

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Picking out power adapters for international travel can indeed be tricky …

One of the difficulties of travel in the modern world is that not all countries operate on the same type of electricity. You don’t want to have to buy a new charger, laptop, or phone every time you go to another country. That would simply be ridiculous. Instead, you probably realize that all you need to do is to buy a portable power adapter to take with you, but a quick search of the internet will reveal that there are a vast assortment of travel power solutions available. Which is the right one for you?


Samsung’s $20B Greentech Plan

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Apparently, there’s gold in green tech …

Samsung sells everything from chemicals and construction to shipbuilding and sugar. But in recent years the Korean conglomerate has started to turn the wheel towards green technology, and this morning said it plans to spend more than $20 billion largely on developing and selling greentech, including solar cells, battery cells, and LEDs, (in addition to non-greentech items like biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.)