Charge Your Mobile Phone with your Shorts!!!
Scientists have come up a pair of shorts which stores energy to charge wearer's phone battery while they are in transit. An average person wearing the Power Shorts and going for a walk can generate enough energy to charge a battery for four hours.
This happens with the help of a fabric that turns walking into electrical power. The gaps in the clothes are squashed together while a person walks and the energy created is then used to power mobiles.
The ambition was to create a practical solution to charging-related issues that are experienced by many people at outdoor events.
In addition to the shorts, scientists have also come up with a sleeping bag to charge smartphones while the user sleeps. The mechanism to charge in this is similar to the shorts but instead of movement turns body heat into battery life for a mobile. Read More
Apple is all set to unveil a streaming radio service next week at WWDC.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will unveil its long-awaited iRadio unlimited music streaming service.
People have been talking about the service since last fall and saying that it’s “coming soon” since December.
They’ve dubbed it iRadio and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s sounds like it will be very similar to Pandora. For instance, Apple plans to offer it as a free service, supported by ads, and it will let users create their own radio stations based on a favorite song or artist. Read More
Sometime back there was a lot of buzz about Microsoft working on a smaller 8 inch Windows tab. But now Acer has announced world’s first 8 inch Windows 8 operating system based tablet that can actually fit in your hand.
The tablet, called the Acer Iconic W3, has Intel’s dual-core 1.8 GHz Atom Z2760 processor. The tablet comes with a 1280×800 pixel resolution LED-backlit display. It also has a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera and a 2-mega-pixel rear camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI, lacking USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports seen on previous Windows tablets from Acer.
The device weighs 540 grams and is 11.35mm thick. Acer promises around eight hours of battery life for the tablet which happens to be pretty good for its size. It will be provided in 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage variants. Along with that users will also have the option to increase the memory with additional 32 GB with the help of memory cards.
The Acer Iconia W3 is powered with Windows 8 Home operating system and will come with Microsoft office bundled for the buyers. The display of the device is an 8 inch TFT LCD display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The tablet is claimed to have been offering a backup time of 8 hours.
In terms of accessories the Iconia W3 will come with an optional Bluetooth keyboard cum cradle solution form Acer. This keyboard will double up as carry solution for the users and provide greater functionality as well.