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Malaysian CEO reportedly killed in his sleep by exploding smartphone

 

Nazrin Hassan, CEO of Malaysian venture capital firm Cradle Fund, reportedly died of injuries caused when his cell phone exploded as he slept. The cause of death was initially said to be smoke inhalation — but according to a statement released by Cradle, Hassan died of "complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding hand phone." It's not currently clear what type of phone was involved.

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[Deal Alert] Tronsmart 10,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 just $14 ($9 off) on Amazon with promo code

One can never have enough power banks. There's always one more place you can leave them just in case you need some emergency juice. With a promo code, this 10,000mAh Tronsmart battery with Quick Charge 3.0 drops to $13.99, a price so low that you might consider buying a few just as backup.

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[Deal Alert] Mophie's insane Powerstation AC battery drops to $140 ($60 off)

Everyone and their grandmother has a portable battery pack for extra smartphone juice these days, but they're usually dinky little 5,000mAh units with no claims to fame aside from their low prices. Mophie's Powerstation AC, however, is quite different, what with its 22,000mAh capacity, AC plug, USB Type-C PD, and so on. It's now discounted to $139.96, a $60 drop from its $199.95 MSRP.

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RAVPower AC 27000mAh 100W Power Bank review: Big battery, low power, good price

We spend a lot of time researching the gadgets we use, but often gloss over things when it comes to accessories. That seems to be especially true in the case of power, where most of us just sort of use whatever battery or charger we have on hand—convenience is the most important thing. But if you look into the matter, not all batteries are created equal. Thankfully, RAVPower's 27,000mAh, 110V AC-compatible battery has some decent specs in an inexpensive package, and we've got a coupon that makes it even cheaper.

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App Standby Buckets in Android P group apps based on use, limiting resources for less important ones

With every new version of Android come promises of better battery and power management from Google, some of which, like Doze, have worked out quite well. With P, one of the new elements coming are called App Standby Buckets. This method effectively segregates apps into different tiers, or buckets; the system then limits device resource allocation based on which group an app is in.

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Android P will have a new Adaptive Battery setting for extended life

Earlier today, a handful of Android P DP2 features leaked out which included mention of a new Adaptive Battery setting. The new feature will allow you to "limit battery for infrequently used apps" (an incredibly technical description, if I've ever heard one). Ostensibly, the phone prevents apps from doing... something by learning how you use them over time and limiting some undefined aspect about them. 

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[Deal Alert] RAVPower 27,000mAh battery with 3-prong AC plug and USB-C down to $95.99 ($34 off) with our exclusive code

All of us have a thirst for more power, which is why so many people have battery packs these days. But not everything we need can be charged via USB. For those scenarios, a battery with a 3-prong AC plug output would be ideal, and that's exactly what RAVPower's massive 27,000mAh (up to 100W) battery offers at its lowest-ever price of $95.99 with our exclusive coupon code.

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260,000 AmazonBasics power banks recalled for fire risk

Amazon is recalling six models of power banks in its AmazonBasics line, totaling about 260,000 units, due to 53 reports of overheating in the US. One of these reports caused chemical burns, and four caused property damage.

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[Update: Solution] Android P feature spotlight: Battery menu no longer includes per-app usage data

The name of the game in Android updates is usually adding features, but occasionally we lose something. That seems to be the case in the battery menu. In past versions, you could see per-app battery usage in the system settings. In Android P, that's all gone. You can, however, see app usage in the developer options.

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[Deal Alert] Grab RAVPower's 26,800mAh USB-C/PD portable charger from Amazon for $53.99 with coupon ($26 off)

I can speak from experience when I say having a portable charger is just fantastic. It alleviates battery anxiety when I'm on trips or on really long days, and with the increasing amount of USB-C devices in the world, the compatible mobile power banks are even more useful. That's why I think many of you will be interested in this deal over on Amazon. RAVPower's 26,800mAh battery is $53.99 with a coupon code, a respectable $26 off the $79.99 MSRP.

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