Several weeks ago, we gathered up a selection of small and light power banks. You know, the kind that weigh next to nothing and fit easily in any pocket. High portability has its trade-offs, however. The downside of small power banks is that they hold little charge. In fact, some of you did write in the comments that our picks were way too tiny for their needs. That's why today we'll be looking at the opposite side of the size spectrum. The power banks below are built to hold tons upon tons of charge – enough to recharge a tablet at least once or a smartphone multiple times. Yes, they're big and heavy, but they're also a valuable companion to power users, frequent travelers, and adventurers of all breeds. Just throw one of these in your backpack, and you'll be ready for action! 10 (really) big power banks 10 (really) big power banks Capacity: 13,400mAhOutput: 2xUSB, up to 3.6A totalWeight: 8.64oz / 245gPrice: $35.99The Cheero Power Plus 3 strikes a good … [Read more...] about 10 of the biggest power banks money can buy
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By Kate Freeman2013-01-01 14:20:16 UTC Whether your goal in 2013 is to lose five pounds, manage your finances, or spend more time with friends and family, there are a growing number of apps that fall into the self-help category and can assist you in accomplishing these resolutions. At Mashable we've tested a lot of them out, but we're still always hearing about new ones. There are a ton of fitness and health apps to chose from, but you might be pleasantly surprised to know they're not all about weight loss. A device and app called Tinke monitors your stress levels and how deeply you're breathing. An app called Fig will remind you to drink more water, skip fried foods and take breaks at work to keep you feeling good. Arianna Huffington also released an app called, "GPS for the Soul" that focuses on wellbeing. SEE ALSO: 10 Bizarre New Year's Resolutions on YouTube Other apps can help you organize your social life, make new friends or save money for a vacation. We've compiled a … [Read more...] about 9 Apps to Fast-Track Your New Year’s Resolutions
Apple is realigning its familiar laptop line, dramatically reshaping and in some ways merging the favorite options for both heavy-duty "pro" users and everyday customers. And the poster child for this more muddled future is the pricey new MacBook Pro, which appears in stores this week. Apple wants you to focus on the new Pro’s boldest feature, called the Touch Bar. It’s a touch-operated strip of buttons and sliders displayed on a thin screen at the top of the keyboard that changes functions depending on what you’re doing. It injects a bit of iPhone and iPad feel into the Mac. And it’s well worth noting. But, the bigger story here to me is that the Pro, once mainly aimed straight at people who do especially taxing work like professional video editing or serious design, is now being stretched to suit a much larger audience. That’s especially true of the 13-inch model (there’s also a 15-inch variety). It’s thinner and lighter, and is the only … [Read more...] about Mossberg: New MacBook Pro is a fast, slim tweener
OLED is the future of television. Or, at least one of the many possible futures televisions could take down the road. It's a technology that becomes infinitely more interesting the more you know about it and, even for those of us who know quite a bit, still finds a way to improve upon itself year over year. OLED (which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode) describes a type of panel that TVs use - like LED-LCD, plasma or CRT. It's different from the other types of panels that have come before it, but the overarching idea is exactly the same: OLED panels help bring images and video to life in front of your eyes. In short: OLED truly is the next big thing in home entertainment and it's finally at a price where the average consumer can buy one their own. It offers better image quality (think blacker blacks and brighter whites), reduced power consumption and fast response times over traditional LED TVs.So why doesn't everyone own one? Because it's prohibitively expensive and … [Read more...] about OLED TV: what you need to know
Last year's release of the Ryzen processors, built around AMD's new Zen core, was a major event for the chip company: after years in the doldrums, AMD finally had processors that were credible alternatives to Intel's chips. However, AMD still didn't offer Intel much competition, because its chips lacked an important feature: integrated GPUs. In both the laptop and the mainstream and corporate desktop markets, most processors sold combine a CPU with a GPU, while discrete GPUs are reserved for high-performance, gaming, and other specialized systems. The first wave of Ryzen chips all needed to be paired with video cards. That made them appealing to enthusiasts and certain high-performance markets but irrelevant to Intel's bread-and-butter market. We knew that situation was temporary. A few mobile processors that combined Zen with a GPU hit the market late last year, and desktop parts were promised for February at CES. The first two chips to use the "AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with … [Read more...] about Desktop Ryzens with Vega graphics: Is fastest-ever integrated GPU fast enough?