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In need of some charging? Up to 60 ports on offer on this crazy device

When too much is not enough... We have been contacted by All Puter in order to inform our readers about these 20, 40 and 60-port USB charge stations suitable for Apple iPhones, iPads and all other smartphones or tablets.

 

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Seemingly useful for industrial or educational applications, it is suggested that the 20 port may be useful for charging a bulk amount of iPads sitting in a rack - many education departments are purchasing more of these style tablets for students to complete tasks on, so maybe it's not such a bad idea after all.

 

Also marketed towards hotels, casinos and other public establishments, the pricing starts at $61.65 for the 20-port, add $38 on for the 40-port and finally the 60-port will set you back $129.65. There's a 60A total output on the 60 port model, its rated at an output of 0.5A-2.0A per port and it weighs in at a hefty 2.15kg.

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Google launches a new Chromecast with a wired Ethernet adapter

Chromecast users will know how much the little HDMI kicks ass, but some users don't like the fact of using a Wi-Fi connection. Well, Google very quietly launched a new wired Ethernet adapter for Chromecast, which sold out nearly instantly.

 

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The new accessory plugs into the USB port on your Chromecast, and then you plug an Ethernet cable into the power plug, and voila - wired Chromecast. Google sells the adapter for $15, and with the Chromecast priced at $35, you're able to scoop both of them up for a wired Chromecast experience for $50.

 

Google has already sold out of the adapter, with no word on when there'll be more stock, or if it will be made available outside of the United States.

Phone accessory bargain hunters look out, there's a sale coming

We've been tipped off about a big mobile and tablet accessory sale coming soon alongside an iPhone 6s giveaway. Set for operation from June 13 until June 19 2015, this sale will see up to 65% off accessories and marks the third year of this companies existence.

 

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The iPhone 6s is set for give away on the 16th and is just one part of EasyAcc's third birthday celebrations.

 

This promotion ties in with Amazon's 20th anniversary sales and iPhone 6s give away isn't free to enter - a purchase and image upload of an EasyAcc branded product is required. 10 creative entrants will be chosen by the EasyAcc team as finalists with one winner picked through a public voting event. For all ten finalists, a 20% off voucher will be issued for EasyAcc products.

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Sony rumored to unveil its new Xperia Z5 smartphone in September

It looks like Sony is continuing to push on with its Xperia line of smartphones with the news of the Xperia Z5 to reportedly arrive in September, according to Technodify. The Xperia Z5 would arrive alongside the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Ultra and other variants that will roll into other markets.

 

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Sony is reportedly preparing the Z5 with some exciting new features and technology, with the heart and soul the Xperia Z5 being Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor. This means the Xperia Z5 will feature an 8-core processor with 3GHz per core, using the company's new Kyro cores, as we move away from the Krait cores used in previous Snapdragon chips.

 

Not only that, but the Xperia Z5 should feature a fingerprint scanner, 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera that uses Sony's own Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, and a huge 4500mAh battery. If the battery rumor is true, we could be in for one of the best Android smartphones ever released.

Apple's new iPhone rumored to feature 4K-capable, 12-megapixel camera

It looks like Apple will finally be making the iPhone 4K-capable, with the upcoming purported iPhone 6S to feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera that will finally bring Apple into the 4K era.

 

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The news is coming from a Foxconn employee who posted on Weibo, showing what looks like internal documentation that shows off the camera module that will be used in the upcoming 'S' model of the iPhone. If the rumor is true, it's quite the landmark moment, as Apple has been stuck on the 1080p-capable 8-megapixel camera for quite a while now.

 

We can be sure that if the new iPhone is 4K-capable, Apple is going to push the marketing quite hard when it gets announced in September.

Xiaomi nearing 35 million smartphone units sold worldwide in 2015

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has sold 34.7 million smartphones during Q1 and Q2 of 2015, an impressive 33 percent year-over-year increase. Xiaomi's sales have slowed down slightly in China, but expansion into new territories seems to be going well for the company.

 

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Xiaomi's home market of China has generated the bulk of sales, but the company has ambitious expansion plans for India, Brazil, and other select markets. The company is still taking baby steps in the United States, and doesn't want to rush into mature markets without developing a strong foundation.

 

"Roughly 90 percent of Xiaomi's volumes have been in China in the past, followed by India in a very distance second," said Bryan Ma, VP of IDC Asia, in a statement to CNET. "Sure, the US and Western Europe are important markets (especially in terms of influence), but in terms of numbers, these smartphone markets are each only just over 10 percent of the worldwide market right now. India, on the other hand, is expected to be larger than the US in unit terms by 2017."

The first major iPhone 6S images leak, virtually the same design again

We all know a refreshed iPhone is coming out later this year, but we have been split on rumors: is it the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6S? According to the latest leaks, we're looking at Apple unveiling the iPhone 6S later this year.

 

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But there has been a big leak on the iPhone 6S, showing off everything - inside, outside, the style, no dual lens camera, and everything in between. We should hopefully see Apple cram in a more capable rear-facing camera that is hopefully 4K capable this time, but it's the inside of the new iPhone that has been upgraded versus the exterior, which is usually the case for the 'S' upgrades on the iPhone.

 

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Inside of the iPhone 6S, we can see that there are new mounting points for the logic board, but the volume buttons, SIM card slot, and sleep/wake buttons on the iPhone 6S are in the same spots, so there's nothing new there.

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Apple will now replace your battery once it hits 80% health

Apple may have just unveiled Apple Music, but it also made some changes to the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program.

 

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The company will now replace the battery in any iOS or OS X device you own once the battery reaches 80% health. Before today, Apple would only replace devices under its AppleCare+ plan if the battery was at 50% for iOS devices, and Mac devices were only covered under manufacturing defects, not battery degradation.

 

This is a great step by Apple, as it gives consumers even more confidence in their products. The new policy is for devices purchased after April 10 of this year.

Saygus V SQUARED smartphone has up to 464GB of on-board storage

While most companies are still offering flagship smartphones with only 16G or 32GB of on-board storage by default, it looks like that is all set to change with the new Saygus V SQUARED smartphone.

 

 

Saygus has taken to Indiegogo to fund its new venture, requiring $1 million to get the V SQUARED into consumers' hands, where it has met that funding goal. What makes the V SQUARED so special is that it has 64GB of on-board storage in its stock form, featuring not one but two microSD card slots that support 200GB each, bringing the total on-board storage on the V SQUARED to a huge 464GB.

 

The Saygus V SQUARED also features a 21-megapixel rear-facing 4K-capable camera, 13-megapixel selfie shooter up front, and is completely waterproof to boot. Saygus will release the V SQUARED smartphone later this year, with a price tag of $650.

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7 out of 10 smartphone owners sleep with our phones really close to us

It seems mobile users in the United States absolutely love our smartphones, with 71 percent of smartphone owners reportedly sleeping with them - either under our pillows, next to us on a nightstand, or in their bed somewhere.

 

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When people wake up in the morning, more than one-third of survey respondents also thought of - and reached for - mobile devices first, according to a survey from the Bank of America. That number is higher than coffee (17 percent), toothbrush (13 percent), significant other (10 percent), remote control (6 percent), or robe (4 percent).

 

Not surprisingly, younger millennials are most likely to constantly check their mobile phones throughout the day.

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