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Eton FRX3: Emergency power for your iPhone when you need it the most

If there's anything that nature teaches us, it's that our highly technological society is just an extended power outage away from complete chaos. Last fall's Hurricane Sandy left many on the East Coast of the US without power for weeks. No power at the home or office means no power for your...

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Ski helmet charges iPods, iPhone and other mobile devices

A team of German researchers is working on technology that could let you ski all day without worrying about your smartphone battery, says a report in GlobalPost. Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, TEXSYS and the Technical University in Berlin have created a solar helmet that...

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Apple patents subsurface solar cells for media players

Patently Apple has revealed that Apple continues to explore solar power options for recharging its portables, including iPhones and iPads. The latest patent information is intriguing: rather than slapping a solar panel on the back of the device, Apple wants to embed the solar cells below the...

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