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Charging fan: 7 best options for portable cooling

These fans are built with USB charging capability, allowing you to power them using a myriad of devices, including your power bank, or virtually any other USB-enabled device. Usually, such fans are compact and lightweight, fitting easily into your bag or suitcase, making them perfect for use on-the-go. In addition, their efficient design means you can enjoy hours of refreshing airflow without draining your battery. Our picks for charging fans are equipped with adjustable…

Best stand fans for traditional cooling: 7 picks to consider this summer

This versatility makes them an indispensable tool in battling the summer heat. Stand fans come in a variety of designs and functionalities, from basic models that simply circulate air to more advanced versions equipped with features like variable speed settings, oscillation, and remote controls for added convenience. In this article, we'll explore 10 top stand fan options that promise to keep you cool this summer. Each has been selected for its performance, durability, and…

Best high-capacity coolers: 7 picks to ensure uninterrupted cooling

Fortunately, this issue can be addressed by choosing coolers with a larger water capacity. These high-capacity coolers not only reduce the frequency of refills but also ensure sustained cooling over extended periods, making them particularly suitable for larger spaces. By opting for one of these models, users can enjoy uninterrupted cooling, thereby enhancing comfort during the hot months without the hassle of constant maintenance. We have done the searching for you, and present the best high-capacity cooler…

How Cooling Turns Prey Bacteria Into Predators

The predatory bacterium Myxococcus xanthus (left) slaughtering its prey (right). Black dots are predator aggregates called fruiting bodies and the rippling waves in the contact zone are characteristic of predatory interactions. Credit: Nicola Mayrhofer (CC-BY 4.0)New study demonstrates that environmental changes can flip microbial predator-prey hierarchy.In a new study, two species of bacteria grown in a lab reversed their predator-prey relationship after one species was grown at a lower temperature. Marie Vasse of…

Depressed People Are Hotter. Scientists Want to Try Cooling Them Down

Our body temperature may be inextricably tied to our mental health, research out this week suggests. A team of scientists has found evidence that higher body temp is associated with having clinical depression. While there are many unresolved questions about this link, the researchers have already begun to conduct human trials to confirm and further understand the phenomenon.Alex Winter on Innovative Horror Movies The research was led by scientists from the University of California San Francisco. Some studies in the past…

TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe review: Cool and cooling

The TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe is a handy folding stand you can use to charge your best iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere, just plug it in and go. It comes with everything you need, including the charging cable and wall adapter for 15W MagSafe iPhone charging and 5W charging for your AirPods and Apple Watch. The Apple Watch charger detaches from the unit, so you can also use it plugged into a wall, your Mac, or a power bank.TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe: Price and availability(Image…

New Adaptive Roof Tile Cuts Both Heating and Cooling Costs Without the Need for Electronics

UC Santa Barbara researchers have created an adaptive roofing tile that reduces building heating and cooling costs by using a wax motor to change surface properties based on temperature, showing significant energy savings in initial tests.Approximately 50% of the energy used in a typical American building is dedicated to heating and cooling. That’s a lot of money spent, fossil fuel burned and places strain on the already aging energy infrastructure, especially during periods of extreme temperatures.It’s also a problem UC…

OnePlus 12 teardown reveals the massive cooling system

There’s no question that the Galaxy S24 series and its Galaxy AI tricks are getting the most attention right now. But it’s not just Samsung launching new flagship phones in early 2024. Oppo’s OnePlus is also prepping an extremely intriguing new Android flagship. The OnePlus 12 will feature similar hardware to the Galaxy S24 series. The handset lacks its Samsung counterpart’s AI bells and whistles, but it comes with a feature that even the Galaxy S24 might lack: An innovative cooling system.In fact, after seeing a…

OnePlus 12 teardown video reveals large vapour chamber for cooling, split battery setup

OnePlus 12 teardown and the “sandwich of cooling”The smartphone teardown expert Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything cut open a brand new emerald-coloured OnePlus 12. The video was sponsored by OnePlus possibly to show off the largest vapour chamber cooling offered in a smartphone to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sLynh-uzKQOnePlus calls this cooling solution: Dual Cryo-velocity VC. As you can see towards the end of the video, there is a dual vapour chamber (one over the other). The VC1 stretches 3686mm² and the…

OnePlus 12 video teardown shows massive cooling system inside

Today, the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R made their global debut. OnePlus has repeatedly talked about the OnePlus 12's massive internal cooling system, and a new teardown video lets us see just how big it actually is. Before we get to it, however, we first need to open up the phone somehow - and that's done from the back, using a heat gun. This shows us the 50W wireless charger, which, interestingly, makes it the fastest wireless charging phone in North America. The bottom speaker and battery come out next, and then it's…