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Next year's Pixels need to charge faster than 18W

Next year's Pixels need to charge faster than 18W

Since the very first Pixels in 2016, the fastest any of Google's flagship phones has charged was limited to 18W. Back then, it wasn't an issue: Fast-charging standards of the time like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 could ostensibly go higher, but they practically topped out at a similar speed, and it wasn't a huge gap. In the end, Google elected for the better and more universal USB Power Delivery standard. But now, four years and five Pixels later, 18W doesn't cut it.

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Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Weekend poll: When do you charge your phone?

Phones charge faster and last longer than they ever have before, but they still require power to work. Since you've got to plug them in at some point, odds are you have a daily habit. So we're curious to know: When do you usually charge your phone?

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Oppo introduces a 125W charger that can top up your phone in 20 minutes

Oppo introduces a 125W charger that can top up your phone in 20 minutes

Oppo promised a delivery of massive power yesterday. Today, it brings on the surge with the announcement of four charging products: a 50W wall charger based on its SuperVOOC standard, a conceptual 65W AirVOOC wireless pad, a 110W mini flash charger, and a 125W full-size flash charger.

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5 great USB charging stations that will keep all your gadgets ready for action

5 great USB charging stations that will keep all your gadgets ready for action

We live in interesting times—most of us are staying home to slow the spread of coronavirus. Many people are also trying to jury-rig a home office to get work done. That might mean you've got devices like laptops, phones, and tablets floating around that need charging, and you probably want to avoid the inevitable tangle of cables. A charging station can come in handy during these trying times, and here are the best ones you can get.

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'OK Google, charge my car' - Assistant adds native control for chargers and batteries

'OK Google, charge my car' - Assistant adds native control for chargers and batteries

Google Assistant started with native support for basic smart home products like thermostats and lights, but has since expanded to dozens more from locks to vacuums, cameras, kitchen appliances, bedroom furniture, and bathroom equipment. With today's addition of chargers, Assistant has upped its tally to 60 different product types.

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Nubia teases crazy 80W charging tech, image claims it's USB PD even though it breaks spec (Updated)

Nubia teases crazy 80W charging tech, image claims it's USB PD even though it breaks spec (Updated)

Nubia, of Red Magic fame, just teased an image of a phone charging on Weibo. In it, the device claims to be topping itself up at a ridiculous 80W speed. That's a pretty impressive number, and faster than anything else we've seen or heard of in a phone before, but it also raises some concerns. It claims to be doing this via USB PD, according to the image provided, but if it is, it's breaking the Power Delivery spec to do it.

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EU to consider mandatory common charger for smartphones, paving the way for USB-C domination (Update: Vote passed)

EU to consider mandatory common charger for smartphones, paving the way for USB-C domination (Update: Vote passed)

The European Union will soon hold a vote to decide if it will enforce a mandatory, universal charging connector for all smartphones and other similar, small electronic devices. Arguments in favor of the new legislation include a reduction of e-waste and easy, interoperable charging for end-users. The introduction of USB Type-C has energized standardization talks as it incorporates many of the advantages (reversibility of connection, data transmission rates, and charging speeds) used to justify the existence of proprietary charging connectors.

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Galaxy Note10+ could support ultra-fast charging, but no sign of Snapdragon 855 Plus

Galaxy Note10+ could support ultra-fast charging, but no sign of Snapdragon 855 Plus

More specs for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note10 have leaked. According to well-known leaker Ice universe, the Note10 will support charging at up to 25W, and the larger Note10+ will support up to 45W — though it will only come with a 25W charger in the box. WinFuture further believes that the Note10 will be using a Snapdragon 855 in the US, and not the upcoming Snapdragon 855 Plus.

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[Update: Real-time port availability] Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

[Update: Real-time port availability] Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles still make up a relatively small portion of cars on the road, and places to refuel them aren't nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations. Google is taking steps to make living an EV lifestyle a little less of a pain, adding new information about charging stations to Google Maps starting this week.

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Aukey's 46W Type-C wall charger is on sale for $24.14 ($10.85 off) with coupon code

Aukey's 46W Type-C wall charger is on sale for $24.14 ($10.85 off) with coupon code

High-wattage USB-PD charging is, thankfully, becoming the norm for laptops, phones, and other devices. It's easier to get replacement charger you know will work properly, but the hardware can be expensive. Aukey has a well-reviewed 46W charger on Amazon, and it's a real bargain today.

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