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The battery in your phone is almost certainly a single lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion, Lion or LiB) cell. 

 Most of us never think about the battery in our phone until it dies. When everything is working properly the battery should not be a part of the Android experience, other than not lasting long enough because we never put our phones down. The only time we ever think about the battery is when we have to charge it. According to Android Central, how you charge your phone can make a difference, though not nearly as much as some people think. Let’s have a look at the right way to take care of your battery and if it really matters.Battery things A few facts about your phone’s battery make for a great starting point. We need to know the basics before we dive into the rest. The battery in your phone is almost certainly a single lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion, Lion or LiB) cell. Li-ion batteries offer what’s called a high energy density (power output compared to size), have almost zero memory effect and offer a moderate self-discharge rate. There are Li-ion batteries in all shapes and sizes, and while most of what we’re going to talk about apply to them all we’re going to focus on the one inside your phone. The chemistry of your phone battery is usually lithium cobalt oxide-based. These types of cell offer a very high energy density but also pose some serious safety issues like the ones we saw with the Galaxy Note 7. While the actual composition can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, generally you have two electrodes, (one carbon-based and one lithium oxide-based) encased in a pressurised foil pouch filled with a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent as the electrolyte paste. Charged lithium ions move from one electrode to the other through the conductive electrolyte, which is flammable. The electrolyte gets very hot when the juice is flowing and a puncture of the foil can lead to a small explosion of very flammable fluid. The companies that make Li-ion batteries are always working on ways to make them safer without lowering the amount of energy they can store. Graphene, Sulfur, and Hexafluorides are just some of the chemicals being used to try and build a better battery, and every model made is safer than the last. But lithium-ion cells are still inherently dangerous. That’s why the battery in your phone is more than just a cell — it makes things a lot safer when you regulate things. The battery inside your phone is a power cell as described above coupled with sensors and other parts like voltage regulators and an external connector. This electronic hardware monitors the electricity moving in and out of the battery as well as the capacity and temperature. They are there to shut down power instantly if they detect a short or dangerous temperature spike. A lot of work went into making a battery for your phone that can deliver the power needed as safe as possible.The memory effect Battery memory effect is when the battery (not the cell itself) forgets the capacity that’s not regularly charged. It’s a weird concept that’s difficult to fully explain. Li-ion batteries don’t have a memory effect. If you charge your battery every time it goes down to 25 per cent and then remove it from the charger when it reaches 75 per cent every time, you’re only charging 50 per cent of the capacity. The zero to 25 per cent that never discharged and the 75-100 per cent that is never charged will be forgotten. This means that over time your battery thinks 25 per cent is zero per cent and 75 per cent is 100 per cent. You are unable to use half of the battery in this case. As crazy as it sounds, it’s true. But not for Li-ion batteries. You don’t need to worry about any battery memory effect for the battery inside your phone. From zero to 100 The battery in your phone has a “zone” that provides as much charge as possible without doing anything that affects the lifespan of the battery too much. Completely draining a battery might cause it to die and not come back.The smarts in the battery and your phone work together to make sure this doesn’t happen. Overcharging a battery can cause heat that damages the cell inside it. Your phone and the battery itself work together to make sure this doesn’t happen, too. Your battery and phone are smart and make sure you can’t fully discharge or overcharge things. In a perfect world, you would keep your phone battery close to 50 per cent charged at all times by micromanaging the time it spends on the charger to top it off when needed. This is because batteries have a useful life and it’s based on charge cycles. A charge cycle is going from dead to full (inside that safe zone described above) one time. Most phone batteries are designed to last about 400 cycles. That means if you let it run to zero then charge it to full 400 separate times the battery will no longer be able to hold a full charge and it will take more of the stored charge to normally operate your phone. Eventually, you’ll notice that it takes longer to charge it and it doesn’t last as long as it did when it was new. This will happen to every battery eventually, but small “top-up” charges that don’t heat things up as much have less of an impact than long charges. If you always run your battery down until it’s almost dead then plug your phone in until it’s full you’re putting more stress on it than doing a bunch of short charges. We can’t say the difference is so small it doesn’t matter, but we can say that it’s probably not worth the inconvenience of charging your phone five minutes at a time all day long. Charging at night If you plug your phone in when you go to bed and let it charge all night, it still won’t overcharge the battery. But it’s important to mention that you should never charge a lithium-ion battery unattended. When the phone is fully charged the electronics in the battery tell your phone to stop sending electricity from the charger to the battery charging circuit. Power still comes in, it just doesn’t work at recharging anything and goes back out to the wall socket (electricity travels in an unbroken loop to and from the power source). If your phone is still powered on the battery will discharge because it’s being used. When it discharges to a certain point, charging starts again. This cycle repeats until you unplug it in the morning. A lot of work was done to make sure the cell inside the battery doesn’t overcharge at any time. Even during the night while it’s on the charger. If you’re going to charge your phone overnight, make sure everything works properly and you’re charging properly. That means you don’t have the phone under a blanket or laying on the rug while it’s plugged in or have it in a thick sealed case that keeps the heat in. Plug it in (or put it on a wireless charger) somewhere that it won’t get tangled up in your bedclothes or knocked to the floor.

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‘Game of Thrones’, lead Emmy Awards nominations [FULL LIST]

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HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ got the most nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards.

The nomination list which was announced on Tuesday had ‘Game of Thrones’ leading with 32 nominations in the drama category, including individual nominations for its cast and crew.

Gwendoline Christie who played Brienne of Tarth, Lena Headey who played Cersie Lannister, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) were all nominated for supporting actress in a drama series.

Also, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (Jamie Lannister) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) were nominated for Best supporting actor in a drama series.

Other top contenders in the drama category include FX’s ‘Pose’, AMC-BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’, HBO’s ‘Succession’ and NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ also picked up a handful of nominations.

On the comedy front, Amazon Prime’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ garnered 20 nominations.

The 2019 Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22.

Here are the nominees:

Drama Series
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Bodyguard” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Pose” (FX)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

Comedy Series
“Barry” (HBO)
“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)
“Russian Doll” (Netflix)
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
“Veep” (HBO)

Limited Series
“Chernobyl” (HBO)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)

Television Movie
“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (Netflix)
“Brexit” (HBO)
“Deadwood: The Movie” (HBO)
“King Lear” (Amazon Prime)
“My Dinner with Herve” (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”)
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Laura Linney (“Ozark”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”)
Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)
Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”)
Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”)
Joey King (“The Act”)
Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”)
Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Nailed It” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”)
Julia Garner (“Ozark”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”)
Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”)
Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”)
Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”)
Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”)
Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”)
Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)
Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Stephen Root (“Barry”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)
Marsha Stephanie Blake (“When They See Us”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)
Vera Farmiga (“When They See Us”)
Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon”)
Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”)
Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”)
John Leguizamo (“When They See Us”)
Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)
Michael K. Williams (“When They See Us”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”)
Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us”)
Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael Angarano (“This Is Us”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”)
Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”)
Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Sandra Oh (“Saturday Night Live”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Kristin Scott Thomas (“Fleabag”)
Fiona Shaw (“Fleabag”)
Emma Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt Damon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Robert De Niro (“Saturday Night Live”)
Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Peter MacNicol (“Veep”)
John Mulaney (“Saturday Night Live”)
Adam Sandler (“Saturday Night Live”)
Rufus Sewell (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

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CARDSANDCRYPTO: Trading Made Easy With CardsAndCrypto, Trade Your Giftcards and Bitcoin

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About Cardsandcrypto

Cardsandcrypto is the most reliable site to sell gift cards & Bitcoins in Nigeria. They give the best rates for gift cards and pay at the fastest speed, two of the numerous attributes that keep us grooving strong in the gift cards trading business in Nigeria.


What Gift Card Can You Sell On Cardandcrypto?

They accept iTunes, Amazon, Steam wallet, Google play, Walmart, Sephora, Apple store,EBay, Vanilla, Target, apple store gift card and just any other card.

CardsAndCrypto buys physical cards, ecodes, big denomination cards, cards with receipts, cards without receipts, also buy bitcoins and PayPal, and they’ve pay in your local currency within 5minutes

Conclusion

So, if you are thinking of selling off your gift card & Bitcoins for cash, Those are your best options.

Avoid rippers and those that give low rates for your gift cards. Avoid vendors that take too much time to respond.

Avoid vendors that take too much time to send out payment.

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Best Weekend MTN, 9mobile, GLO & Airtel Unlimited Data Plans

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When it comes to weekend, it’s advisable you shouldn’t use normal data plan to surf the net most especially if you are not eligible for MTN 1GB for N200. This is why we will be reviewing the weekend’s data plans available for use.

GLO WEEKEND DATA PLAN

Glo currently offers one of the cheapest weekend data plan, usable only during weekend Friday – Sunday. You can get 3GB for N500. If Glo reception is okay in your location, then it is advisable you go for this plan.
Subscribers can use this plan from 12 am on Saturday till 5 am on Monday morning. Dial *777# to subscribe to the plan.

9MOBILE N200 FOR 1GB WEEKEND PLAN

Every 9mobile subscriber is eligible for this plan; if you have any downloads to make, videos to stream and 9mobile network strength is superb in your location, then it’s advisable you go for this plan. To subscribe to this plan, simply dial *929*10# to get activated… dial *228# for data balance. Also remember that you can get 1.5GB for N200 and 4.5GB for N500 on 9mobile. Validity is 3 days and 5 days respectively.

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