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?
La Vie d’Après (“The afterlife”) is a web service designed to secure your digital life… after you’re dead. It allows the subscriber to stock their documents in a numeric vault, to write their memoires and add pictures and videos, and register their mailboxes and social websites’ passwords to so their relatives can handle their e-reputation.
Bouygues Telecom launched its Facebook page inviting their followers to create a book collecting the best moments/posts/statuses and photos on the network. People were invited to participate in the creation of their books and receive a printed copy of their statuses and photos. They could choose up to 10 friends to add into the book, as well as the desired timeframe: birthday, wedding, the very beginning of the profile, etc.