On the PC Pro podcast this week: Amazon upsets the music labels, Spotify arrives on home entertainment hardware, why Android phones could replace your debit card and fixing the Digital Economy Act. Plus Acer’s Iconia is up for Hot Hardware.
Today has been interesting… Originally scheduled to be in meetings (not very demanding for an iPad) that have since been cancelled, I have been pushing the iPad rather harder…. Remote desktop sessions in particular.
After 7 hours of non-stop use i have been noticing that the screen seems rather hot….something that I realised when a tiny crumb of dairy milk chocolate dropped on the screen and melted almost instantly!
On the plus side, I have realised just how effective charging the iPad from completely flat using and iPhone charger rather than iPad charger – after 7 hours non-stop use AND listening to music on it earlier on the flight to London, it still has 78% battery. By start comparison, another employee here has a brand new Sony Vaio laptop which he had to plug in after 2 1/2 hours…..
The Water Powered Shower Radio, and as the name suggests, you need not burden your monthly electricity bill with this, and the other advantage would be to have its audio content drown out the voice of the one singing.
This is one radio that’s going to make waves in bathrooms across the country (pun fully intended!), and will ship only at the end of March for £34.95. Now, if only someone could figure out a similar principle and have cars run on water instead of petrol and diesel.
All you need to do is fit the radio in line with your shower hose, where water that flows through the radio when the shower is on and powers the H2O micro turbine that in turn drives a generator which produces energy! Awesome!