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Samsung's Galaxy S22 might feature a much smaller battery than its predecessor

Samsung's Galaxy S22 might feature a much smaller battery than its predecessor

Time and time again, we've seen evidence that consumers care deeply about how long their device can last on a single charge. That's never stopped smartphone manufacturers from prioritizing speed, displays, and a thin chassis above all else. Samsung's entire Galaxy S21 series sports some pretty solid battery life, but that might not be the case for its upcoming Galaxy S22 lineup.

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Chrome OS 93 is heading to your Chromebook today, and it's all about the details

Chrome OS 93 is heading to your Chromebook today, and it's all about the details

Today Google is launching Chrome OS 93 to Chromebooks, just a week after it released Chrome 93 to mobile and desktop platforms. Chromebooks have seen wild success over the last couple of years thanks to Chrome OS being reliable, secure, and easy to use, and Chrome OS 93 adds polish here and there to help you enjoy your Chromebook even more. Here are all the important features and tweaks coming with this update.

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Exclusive: Photos of Pixel 5a 5G components leak as repair shops prep for launch

Exclusive: Photos of Pixel 5a 5G components leak as repair shops prep for launch

The Pixel 5a 5G is coming. Google's said as much for months now, we've already seen some of the supplemental pieces falling into place, and as leaked spec info arrives, we keep hearing that a launch should be imminent. But for all that's happened, there's been precious little in the way of hard evidence, nor confirmation of launch plans. That's why we're so excited about our latest find, as a source shares images of Pixel 5a components that are currently being sent out to phone repair stores ahead of an August 17 announcement.

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Check out a grab bag of deals on Anker's most popular gadgets

Check out a grab bag of deals on Anker's most popular gadgets

Hey Amazon, y'all doin' alright? Over the last few months you've kicked off almost every single budget mobile accessory brand for alleged review manipulation, and now Anker is the cheese which stands alone. For example: it's the only one that's getting its very own "Prime Day Favorites" highlighted section on Amazon's subsidiary and sister site, Woot.com.

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Phone Hub for Chrome OS won't destroy your phone's battery in a future update

Phone Hub for Chrome OS won't destroy your phone's battery in a future update

Phone Hub was a big deal when Google launched it with Chrome OS 89 a few months back. The feature finally brought the cross-device synergy that Android and Chromebook fans have been waiting for, with the ability to respond to your phone's messages, view its status, and more. The launch didn't go smoothly at all, however, with many reporting bugs like severe Android battery drain that outweighs any reason to use it. That may soon change, though, as Google is finally working on a fix to prevent it from killing your phone's battery.

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Review: Aukey's portable generator and solar panel saved me during a power outage

Review: Aukey's portable generator and solar panel saved me during a power outage

It's a slightly different sort of work day as I sit down to write this review. My power is out, the house is dark, and I'm outside on the deck with my laptop, phone as a hotspot, blogging and Slacking and what have you. But I'm fine, and excluding the distraction of a breeze and the nicer view, I'm still able to get my job done. In fact, the only reason I can is because of the subject of this review: The Aukey PowerTitan 300 and PowerHelio Y100.

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Android 12 might not bury screen-on time stats after all

Android 12 might not bury screen-on time stats after all

While there are many things to love about Android 12, we were bummed to find out that the screen-on time stat disappeared in Beta 1, and it hasn't returned in Beta 2 either. We were almost ready to accept that Google decided to scrap this useful statistical insight into our phones' battery lives, but thankfully, it looks like screen-on time is set to return in a future Android 12 update.

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Power your outdoor lifestyle with this great Jackery Explorer 500 deal

Power your outdoor lifestyle with this great Jackery Explorer 500 deal

Summer is just right around the corner, and with people restless to ditch quarantine life, many are planning time with friends and family outdoors. Finding power can be tricky when you're not home — that's where Jackery's Explorer 500 battery pack comes in. It's normally priced $600, but today, you can pick this one up for just $420 on Amazon.

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Android 12 Beta 2 introduces extra granular battery stats

Android 12 Beta 2 introduces extra granular battery stats

Whenever Google releases a new Android version, you can count on redesigned notifications and settings, and the same is true for Android 12. The latest iteration of the pre-release software, Beta 2, further tweaks both of these aspects of the OS, but there's one detail we want to dive in here: The battery stats in the system settings, which now let you view which apps used up most of your battery in any given two-hour interval in the past day.

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Pick up the Jackery Explorer 240 power station for less than a nice pair of headphones

Pick up the Jackery Explorer 240 power station for less than a nice pair of headphones

Summer's just around the corner, and if you're making plans to head into the wilderness for days at a time, it's essential to keep all of your gadgets charged up. Jackery's lineup of portable power stations is perfect for lugging around the great unknown or for staying plugged in during an outage. If you've been considering picking one up, you can grab a 240Wh lithium battery pack for just $169 at Amazon today.

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