Best power bank 2020: The top portable chargers for smartphones, tablets, lightweight laptops and Nintendo Switch

Whether you call them power banks or portable chargers, these little beauties are a must for modern living. While most phones have all-day battery life, some can still use some help, and what do you do if you’re not at home? Playing Fortnite or hunting Pokémon will drain your phone faster, leaving you short when you need it most, while tablets, digital cameras, handheld consoles and Bluetooth speakers can all do with a top-up, particularly if you’re planning on a long weekend away. And, as anyone who’s tried to tackle Super Mario Odyssey on a long-distance train journey will tell you, a power bank is the ideal company for a Nintendo Switch. So, every home and every bag should have a power bank, but which should you buy? The choice is surprisingly tricky. They come in a bewildering range of forms, capacities and sizes, with different quick-charge capabilities to suit different devices. Luckily, we’re here with all the info you need to make the right decision, not to mention our best buys. Basically, you’re trying to balance four factors: size, speed, capacity and price. The rules are simple enough: the less you spend, the lower the capacity and the slower the power bank will cha...

Karate black-belt Taela Davis turns the tables on rapist who attacked her

A 25-year-old woman who fought off a sexual predator by kneeing him in the groin and ribs and head-butting him, is urging women everywhere to learn self-defence. Taela Jade Davis said that her knowledge of karate saved her life when she was attacked by a man near her home at Skye, south-east of Melbourne, on May 9 in broad daylight. Her attacker, who she described as an 180cm-tall man in his late 20s to early 30s with a buzz cut, surprised her from behind, tackling her and punching her in the head before pinning her to the ground. Taela Jade Davis said that her knowledge of karate saved her life when she was attacked by a man near her home in broad daylight  She added: ‘I have no doubt broken his nose and ribs and his balls would be black and blue, I think he’ll be a lot more sore than I am!’  ‘I managed to come away with only two cracked ribs, a concussion and some epic bruising,’ Ms Davis wrote ‘I had both my head phones in as I was walking down a sidewalk that leads to the main road, when I was tackled from behind by someone,’ Ms Davis told Daily Mail Australia. ‘He used the momentum of my turn against me and flipped me onto my...