Charge your phone on the go
Design studio PENSA has sketched solar powered mobile device chargers that can be attached to any street post. Everyone thought of it but the simplicity of this design and the use of solar power to make it cost-free (apart from maintenance) might make it a viable product. It comes with a tray for resting your handset or your cup of coffee while you check your e-mail.
Why it matters
If energy providers see this as an opportunity to engage positively with users in cities, they might consider other areas where they could provide a plug-in source such as gardens, boulevards, open-air malls or museums. But how can excessive freeloaders be deterred from abusing the system?
If you think you’re the trendiest and mot fashionable of the new coolest neighborhood of Madrid you just have to go to the Telefonica shop and prove it before the cameras. The Telefonica Flagship Store in cooperation with Triball (an association of more than 110 different shops of a Madrid neighborhood) and Le Cool, has organised “The Fashion Coolhunter”. Several photographers will be “hunting” the trendiest styling of Madrid. The prize: 300€ to spend in the Triball shops.
Online newspaper ELPAÍS.com has launched an iPhone application that allows readers to read articles, photos and videos from ELPAÍS in a format created especially for the device. ELPAÍS.com is the first online Spanish media to launch such an application.