Feeds

Orange goes green for festival phone-fuelling

Wind-powered charger prototyped

Top three mobile application threats

Eco-warriors planning to head down to the Glastonbury mud festival - sorry, music festival - later this month will be able to re-charge their mobile phones in an almost entirely carbon-neutral fashion.

Orange's wind-powered phone charger
Orange's wind-powered phone charger:
UK climate friendly

Orange today launched a prototype wind-powered charger capable of delivering a constant supply of green juice despite "the unpredictable English climate". How? The turbine charges a battery, and it's from that power pack that the phone's own battery is charged.

It is, of course, a variation of one on humanity's oldest devices, the windmill, though this time kitted out in suitable, sponsor-friendly colour. The windmil weighs a mere 150g - let's hope it's capable of being anchored against strong gusts - and is compact enough to be tucked into a rucksack.

Orange's wind-powered phone charger
Orange's wind-powered phone charger:
sorted out for Es and... er... whizz

The idea is you plant your windmill then go off and down to the groove - and probably high on something else. On retiring for the night, you plug in your run-down mobile which is ready to party again the following morning.

Seven Steps to Software Security

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.