Charging

Card readers at electric vehicle charging stations will weaken security, researchers say
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Electric vehicle charging stations could become one of the next big targets for fraudsters — thanks to proposals in several state that researchers say would weaken their security. Most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations rely solely on a credit card linked to an app or through contactless payments with RFID-enabled credit cards or through a […]

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Apple stops charging $99 to transfer data to new Macs
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If you have a ton of files you need to move to your new Mac, you're in luck. Apple quietly did away with the $99 fee it charges to migrate data from your old Mac to your new computer. The policy change, which went into effect on April 2nd, was first…

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Wireless Charging and Our Autonomous Electric Future
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One of the biggest problems for those of us who have electric cars is charging. Chargers that drop the charging time to a few minutes have been coming to market, but the cars that can use those chargers haven’t yet begun to ship. What this means for most of us is that we are talking […]

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Apple to release 16-inch MacBook Pro, 6K monitor and iPhone with bilateral charging in 2019, says report     – CNET
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A note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests 2019 could be a busy year for Apple.

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VW will build mobile charging banks for EVs using recycled batteries     – Roadshow
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Series production will start in 2020 to help bolster its onslaught of future EVs.

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Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program
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Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. (credit: Tesla) This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company’s second-generation mobile wall connector but with the ability to provide 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, […]

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Hyundai, Kia hope to add solar panel charging tech to cars in 2019     – Roadshow
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It will be the first of three different generations of solar-roof tech for the automakers’ future vehicles, electric or otherwise.

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Porsche previews Taycan charging options     – Roadshow
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Including modular charge stations and inductive charging among Porsche’s EV power-up plans.

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Razer Phone 2 Launches With Notch-less Display, Wireless Charging, and RGB Lighting
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Last November, Razer unveiled a smartphone designed for gamers who value performance and power over bells and whistles like waterproofing and wireless charging. At an event Wednesday night, Razer took the wraps off its successor, aptly named Razer Phone 2, which sports a brighter, notch-less, 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with a 2560×1440 resolution and HDR, […]

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