Hack Your Cell Phone to Charge on a Battery

How To : Charge your cell phones with normal batteries

So you're on a trip and you forgot to bring a cell phone charger. Don't want to spend 30 dollars, but need to have your cell phone on? This video will teach you how to charge your mobile phone with regular batteries. All you will need are: a charger plug, resistor 2, cell phon ...more

How To : Hack your cell phone to charge on USB

Kipkay teaches you how to make a USB cell phone charger and first you need a standard USB cable. Cut off one end of the cable and use a voltmeter to check which of the four wires has five volts.

How To : Make a USB cell phone battery from a 9-volt

Change a normal 9v battery into a life saver. If you have ever run out of juice on your phone and could really use a quick charge then you need a USB battery. list: 1 5.1v zener diode 1 330-ohm resistor 1 9v battery connector 1 9v battery solder and soldering iron (you can ge ...more

How To : Extend the battery life of your T-Mobile cell phone

Tired of always having to charge your phone? Don't want to pay for an expensive upgrade? This tutorial shows you how to get the most out of your phone's battery life. Make sure your data and Internet features are under control, those will suck the most juice.

News : 13 Day(!) Cell Phone Charge in Seconds

Toshiba's latest fuel cell prototype would enable the consumer to charge any number of gadgets in a matter of seconds. The new technology was demonstrated at Japan's CEATEC show, in which a modified Toshiba T002 phone (powered by a direct methanol fuel cell and a li-lon batte ...more

How To : Charge Your Cell Phone with Fire

There are plenty of times when we need to charge our phones but don't have access to electricity. Whether the power is out do to storms, you're camping and run out of juice, or you're in a Tom-Hanks-like Castaway situation, it's important to have a charged phone in case of an ...more

How To : Charge a Cell Phone on Train Tracks

If you're ever lost or hurt out in the middle of nowhere with a dead cell phone, you might be able to "flag" down help as long as you're near some railroad tracks. Some train tracks carry a small electric charge as a means of detecting other trains for signaling or for detect ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Rooting & Modding

According to a study done by internet provider Tencent, a whopping 27.44% of Android users root their phones. With over 1.4 billion Android devices out there, that works out to somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million rooted phones and tablets. In other words, there may ve ...more

How To : Reverse Check a Phone Number

Prank Calls, Masked NumbersWho is calling your phone or your child's? Pranksters use a lot of tricks to make sure they can get on your nerves. Being able to trace prank calls is important because you're not going to learn much from your Caller ID, since most prank callers use ...more

How To : Mod a 12-volt power adapter onto your PC case

In this case modding video tutorial, you'll learn how to install a cigarette lighter-style 12-volt accessory outlet into a PC case. Charge your cell phone and other accessories directly from your case with the hack outlined in this video. For detailed, step-by-step instruction ...more

How To : Build a portable power pack

If you're a geek, then this power pack will give you a total techgasm. The power pack allows you to charge pretty much anything you can fit into a 12 volt power jack in your car (where the cigar/lighter receptable goes). The power pack is a portable battery, so no need for cha ...more

How To : Replace the LCD Screen on an LG KF600 Cell Phone

Introduction In this article you will find instructions to replace a broken LCD screen of a LG KF600 phone. To execute these steps a new replacement LCD should be bought beforehand. Stores that sell replacement KF600 LCD screen can be found on the Internet. These instructions ...more

How To : Boost the service signal to your cell phone

Cell phones companies are constantly claiming to have the best service in town; but more often than not your service will be patchy. Check out this tutorial for information on how to boost your phone's signal and get the best reception. You Will Need * A fully charged cell pho ...more

How To : Save a cell phone after dropping it in water

In this tutorial, we learn how to save a cell phone after dropping it into water. First, dry the phone off as soon as it gets wet then remove the battery and SIM card if you have one. Now, dry the crevices and all small areas of the phone with a towel. Once you have dried the ...more

How To : Build USB power chargers

From Systm learn how to build a USB battery supply that can charge your cell phone. In today's episode, we're going to help you build three USB battery power supplies so you never run out of power for your favorite gadgets!

How To : Recycle batteries

Those old cell phone and laptop batteries staring you in the eye? Don’t worry, recycling them is easy. Step 1: Collect your leftover batteries Collect all your leftover batteries. Rechargeable batteries from cell phones and laptops are especially important to recycle since th ...more

How To : Make a Glowing Orb with a Tennis Ball & LEDs

In this article, I'll show you how to make a glowing orb. The orb is a fun, round flashlight useful for lighting your path in a magical way. Consisting simply of LEDs, a tennis ball, a battery and a switch, it's a great simple project for beginners with electronics. Here's a v ...more

News : Military Technology Used to Create Video Game Drone

An iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at the recently held CES is expected to revolutionize the world of video gaming. Called the AR.Drone (AR stands for augmented reality), this new product will literally bring video games to the streets. Via Daily Mail, "The flying saucer-li ...more

How To : Hack a Voicemail Account Using SpoofApp

Have you ever noticed that whenever you setup your voicemail account after getting a new cell phone number, it asks you to create a security pin to access your voicemail from other phone lines? When you call your home or cell number from another phone, after a few rings your ...more

Altruistic Hacking : The Rise of the DIY Radiation Detector

Understandably, the tragedy in Japan has substantially risen the level of worldwide radiation-related hysteria. So much so, as an alternative to stampeding health food stores for iodine tablets, crafty individuals and organizations are hacking together personal radiation detec ...more

HowTo : Save Wet Electronics

It's one of the most popular queries on the web, meaning the wet electronic disaster is likely a common mishap. There are many answers out there, but if you're lucky enough to have never googled it, pay attention now. You never know when you may drop your cell phone or iPod in ...more

How To : Sprint HTC Evo 4G Impressions

Spent the weekend with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo G4. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple will be announcing the new version of their phone this week. If it's comparable to leaked phone shown over at Gizmodo, then to say whi ...more

News : 10 of the Finest Cell Phone Mods

Oh, LifeHacker, we love you. You've brought us so many handy HowTo's: Hack Wireless Internet, Bypass Blocked Websites, Convert a Laptop Into a Projector, Watch TV & Movies on the Web For Free, 10 Must-Know Google Privacy Settings, and more. And now, another great one: LifeHac ...more

The Sprint HTC Evo 4G : Best Phone This Year

Written by JD Coverly of WonderHowTo World, LoadSave:We've spent the last week with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo 4G. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple has unveiled the new version of their phone this week and thankfully it's ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/25 - 01/31)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. First off, thanks to all of our moderators ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

News : 5-Year-Old Injured as Another Samsung Explodes

A 5-year-old girl was injured after the battery in another Samsung phone exploded in China. The Samsung Note 4 was reportedly charging next to the sleeping girl when it blew up in her Guizhou-based home. The Guizhou Metropolitan Daily reports that the child's hands, face, and ...more

News : Nexus 6P Battery Randomly Dying? It's Not Just You

The Google Nexus 6P, manufactured by Huawei and released a little more than a year ago, has been a well-received smartphone in general. It sports front-facing stereo speakers, an awesome camera, a massive screen, supports all US carriers, and doesn't allow the infamous Qualcom ...more

How To : Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple for beta testing, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day? No ma ...more

News : The Latest Google Pixel Phone Leaks Show It All

If you just can't wait to see the Pixel and Pixel XL, the new Google-branded smartphones expected to be announced tomorrow, you're in luck. After weeks of rumors and blurry images, a smartphone sales company called Carphone Warehouse just accidentally dropped the entire ball. ...more

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