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Apple Finally Adds Fast Charge For iPhones At No Extra Cost



We’re still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumor has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact.
According to a post on Chinese social network Weibo (via MacRumors), it seems Apple is finally going to ditch its traditional USB Type-A charging bricks in favor of new models sporting a USB-C port. These rumors first popped up about three weeks ago, but gained even more momentum yesterday when Apple slashed the price of its 1-meter USB-C to Lighting cable from $35 to $19.

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Now this might not sound like a major departure from the status quo, because regardless of what gets plugged into the power brick, the other side of the cable (the one that gets inserted into the iPhone) still ends in a Lightning connector. But it’s not quite that simple. As we discovered last year, the only way to fast-charge an iPhone and get Apple’s promised charge time of 50 percent in just 30 minutes is by using a USB-C to Lighting cable. Old-fashion USB-A to Lighting cable just don’t carry enough juice.
However, the cable is only one part of the charging puzzle, considering that without a power brick that can push out enough juice, you still won’t reach full fast-charging speeds. Thankfully, it seems that in the transition over the USB-C, Apple is also working on a new 18-watt USB-C power adapter that pumps out more than three times the amount of electricity as the standard 5-watt iPhone power brick.
That’s a big deal, because currently, if you want to fast-charge an iPhone, you need replace both the power brick and cable that come packed with the phone with upgraded accessories that combined, can run you an extra $50 to $75. If these rumors are true, Apple is going to include both the rumored 18-watt power adapter and a USB-C to Lighting Cable in the box as standard on all 2018 iPhones, so you can get the best charging speeds possible without having to pay extra.
Look, I know talking about charging speeds isn’t thrilling, but fully embracing USB-C is secretly one of the most important moves Apple could make in 2018. As and added benefit, by putting a USB-C to Lighting cable in every iPhone box, Apple would also be eliminating the need to use a dongle anytime you want to connect an iPhone to a late-model MacBook, which aside from the Air, have not featured USB-A ports since the 2016 refresh.

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]


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.

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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Checkout The Xiaomi Fast Charge Tech That Charges A Phone Full In 17 Minutes



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The new Xiaomi Fast Charge Technology looks to eliminate one major problem we all face daily and that is slow charging.

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At the moment, Oppo’s SuperVOOC is the fastest wired charger with its 50W speeds at 10V/5A, but Xiaomi is coming up something crazier and different that can charge a dead battery to 100% in just 17 minutes.

Here is a video posted by Xiaomi’s brand president Lin Bin, it shows a phone with 4000mAh battery charged fully in just 17 minutes.

Xiaomi has compared this to OPPO’s 50W (10V/5A) Super VOOC Charging that charges 3700mAh battery up to 65% in 17 minutes.

This was introduced as the world’s fastest smartphone charging tech that can charge the phone up to 92% in 30 minutes.

For comparison, Huawei’s upcoming 55W Super Charge fast charging technology for the Mate X’s 4500mAh battery will need just 35min to fully charge the device.

Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo technology is currently in testing stage and will take some time to reach the market… it will be announce few hours from now at an event.

An interesting move I must say, I feel this is a good innovation. I hope other companies adopt this technology quickly

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