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Green Wheels: The Enertia Electric Motorbike

Half-motorcycle, half-Prius, the Enertia motorbike is bound to turn heads. With a striking design reminiscent of some Harley-Davidson and Triumph models, this bad boy only does 50 MPH top speed, which may disappoint some. Then you’ll realize it’s a 100-percent electric bike with a bunch of batteries, right as you pass that Sunoco gas station with premium hitting $4.73 a ...

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IOGear Emergency AA Battery

This version of a USB battery by IOGear is pretty nifty. One end works as a miniUSB plug, allowing you to easily charge your cellphone, MP3 player, digital camera or vibrator when you’re in dire need of some juice. The Gearjuice Rescue Chargers is a steal at $12. The next time you break down on the side of the road ...

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Quick Cash for Dead Batteries (Plus: Bonus Swindling)

Apparently, there’s good money to be made in recycling older batteries. A recent Instructables article showcases how one sly fox made a few hundred bucks doing this. Seems all you have to do is round up a bunch of batteries, clean ’em up and you’ll make a fortune by turning them in at your local scrap yard. This article reminded ...

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Need a Project Battery? Get One for $10 or Free

The fine gentlemen over at Dealnews have spotted a Black & Decker Pocket Power Cordless/Rechargeable Power Supply for $10 over at Buy.com. What’s great about this is that these little power supplies can be used for your DIY/hacking projects. I’ll probably pick up two of these for use in future projects. I’m not revealing anything else… Actually, the best is ...

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First Official iPhone Battery Pack Drops

Mophie must be ecstatic. As the first iPod/iPhone accessories manufacturer to nab the coveted “Works With iPhone” seal-of-approval, Mophie’s Juice Pack Battery Extender is likely to be the first sold in Apple stores and such. With an LED battery indicator on the back, similar to that found on Apple laptops, combined with long-ass battery life (24 hours of additional audio ...

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Do we really need to charge all new gadgets overnight for the first time?

We’re not sure whether you have heard about the urban myth about rechargeable batteries. Some people claim that you must charge over night (7-12 hours straight) for the first time in order to “activate” all the chemicals in the battery, to prolong its life-span. While we could not explain this completely scientifically, and we thought that the “memory effect” on ...

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Toshiba shows off unattractive fuel-cell powered A2DP headphones

Prototypes are meant to be attractive, right? They’re supposed attract buyers to look into the company’s new technology. Toshiba might has just done the opposite with their fuel-cell technology. (fuel, being alcohol) We’ve seen fuel-cell driven notebooks and even Gigabeat MP3 players, but by far the most unattractive would be this: the A2DP headphones. Ok, fine, probably it doesn’t really ...

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Chap Stick USB, for the technologically embarrassed

If you are so ashamed of having a USB flash drive that you feel the need to hide it in a Chap Stick tube, maybe you shouldn’t have on in the first place. While this mod is certainly a good idea if you happen to be an undercover CIA agent and you need to get some confidential information, you might ...

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AA to D battery convertor saves time and money

Simplicity solves so many problems. This little battery adapted is an excellent of simplicity put to a use that nearly everyone can use sooner or later. This little casing converts one AA battery to fit where a D size battery should go. It only costs $5 and if you are in a bit of a rush, it can get the ...

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FastMac replacement battery keeps your laptop alive (for a bit)

Laptops now-a-days are so jam packed with features that it seems there is no limits on what they can do. That is until you think about the abismal battery life that all your brand new hardware is sucking away at. Batteries are an obstical that the tech industry needs to overcome soon. CPUs use less and less power with the ...

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