Self-Charging Cell Phone Screens Coming Soon
From Tekla Perry at IEEE:
Today’s mobile devices are constantly in use—so constantly that battery life is a huge problem. I recently hosted an afternoon barbecue at a community pool; over in one corner, folks jockeyed for a turn to charge their mobile devices at the one available outlet. Meanwhile, the sun shown down brightly on mobile phones scattered across the picnic tables, as the batteries on those idle devices quietly drained.
The SunPartner Group, a 30-employee startup in Aix-en-Provence, France, thinks that’s a real waste. Folks sitting in restaurants, in outdoor cafes, or at their desks typically pull out their phones and put them face up in front of them; put solar cells on the phones and there’d be a lot less scrambling to find a wall outlet. And they’ve built a low-cost transparent panel that does just that. They’re now testing it with a number of manufacturers and expect to see it built into mobile devices early next year. […]
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My dear Norman,
I don’t think I really do know much about jobs, except the one I had during the war, and that certainly did not involve any travelling. I think they do take on conscripts. It certainly involved a good deal of hard thinking, but whether you’d be interested I don’t know. Philip Hall was in the same racket and on the whole, I should say, he didn’t care for it. However I am not at present in a state in which I am able to concentrate well, for reasons explained in the next paragraph.
I’ve now got myself into the kind of trouble that I have always considered to be quite a possibility for me, though I have usually rated it at about 10:1 against. I shall shortly be pleading guilty to a charge of sexual offences with a young man. The story of how it all came to be found out is a long and fascinating one, which I shall have to make into a short story one day, but haven’t the time to tell you now. No doubt I shall emerge from it all a different man, but quite who I’ve not found out.
Glad you enjoyed broadcast. Jefferson certainly was rather disappointing though. I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future.
Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think
Yours in distress,
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Recently I posted an iPhone video of my cat in bed next to me, purring. I shot this half awake and holding my camera-phone vertically.
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All of the Divine Instruments in Okami.
The Reflectors: Divine Retribution, Snarling Beast, Infinity Judge, Trinity Mirror and Solar Flare.
The Rosaries: Devout Beads, Life Beads, Exorcism Beads, Resurrection Beads and Tundra Beads.
The Glaives: Tsumagari, Seven Strike, Blade of Kusanagi, Eighth Wonder and Thunder Edge.