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Why You Should Remove Your Laptop Battery When It's Full

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I can definitely tell you that there’s a 100% chance that your Laptop’s battery doesn’t last as long as it used to when you bought it initially.

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Sometimes you wonder if leaving your battery plugged in after it’s full would spoil it and if you ought to remove the battery to save its battery life.

How Does a Laptop Battery Work?

Before I tell you if you ought to remove the battery, you need to understand how your laptop battery works.

There are two main types of laptop batteries: lithium-ion, and lithium-polymer. Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer are quite similarly, despite its technological differences. They both have different strong points and weaknesses, too.

For example, a lithium-ion battery has higher power densities but always suffers from compound degradation (the liquids inside the battery). On the other hand , a lithium-polymer battery is more robust but stores less power.

In both batteries, there are two truths you should know:

1. The battery can never be overcharged

If you leave your Laptop’s battery plugged in all of the time, it won’t “overcharge.” When it gets to 100%, it will stop charging, and won’t charge again until the voltage falls below a certain level.

2.Fully discharging the battery will damage it.

Deep discharges may permanently damage the battery.

Should I Remove the Battery?

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Yes, but there’s a catch to it. Let me explain.

Your battery won’t overcharge but heat tends to affect the battery negatively. During an intensive session like gaming, a plugged-in laptop potentially generates more heat.

Overheating a lithium-based battery is one of the top causes of long-term damage. In that case, if you’re going to use a laptop battery plugged into a power outlet for a long period of gaming, it would likely be best to remove your battery before proceeding.

Here’s the “catch” to it.

You need to decide when it’s time to take your battery out, and when there just isn’t enough time to do so.

Another time to remove your battery is during a prolonged period when you won’t be using your laptop. If you’re not going to be using the laptop for a couple of weeks, remove the laptop battery.

I suggest you charge the battery to 40%, then remove the battery for storage. This allows the battery to remain stable, without damaging it.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

Google Stadia Reader Opinion

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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