Pedal as you go
Nokia has created a phone charger that charges your phone with free and eco-friendly energy when you cycle. This equipment consist of a charger, a dynamo and a stand to add to the bicycle. The mobile phone charges itself when the bicycle achieves between 6 and 50 km per hour speed.
Why it matters
Eco products that utilise our own expended energy are proving popular with bicycles powering everything from mobile phones to washing machines. As we look to exercise more and decrease our energy consumption will two brands from the telecomms and sporting sectors co-create to create truly integrated solutions?
Paola Ferrari, an Italian sports journalist, decided to sue Twitter because of the repeated insults she received during the course of her sports broadcasting during the Euro 2012. The journalist received offensive tweets about her age and her alleged use of cosmetic surgery. Rather than suing the people who addressed these comments to her, she decided to sue Twitter citing lack of regulation on the social network site.
If a Vodafone customer rings the call center, the new Voice Signature software will recognise the consumer by the tone of their voice. This allows for quicker and personalised customer service as well as making all transactions more secure.