batteries

PSA: Use the factory-supplied charger and cable when applying the OTA to your Lenovo Thinkpad

PSA: Use the factory-supplied charger and cable when applying the OTA to your Lenovo Thinkpad

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

An OTA for the Lenovo ThinkPad (see our hands-on) went out for a while today, included was a firmware update for the battery.  Lenovo says they have halted the update, but just in case  -- use the OEM power supply and cable while applying.  According to the official Lenovo support forums: Battery firmware update was included in the OTA released today. The battery firmware update is...

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

Phil Nickinson 23

If you've got an HTC ThunderBolt on Verizon, chances are you spend a lot of time charging the thing. I will never again be plugging in my ThunderBolt, however. Picked up Verizon's wireless charging battery cover for it recently and paired it up with an inductive charging pad -- it uses that newfangled Qi charging system -- and couldn't be happier. Here's how it works: You pop the...