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It appears my Google Plus page is being somewhat neglected - for this I am sorry - please forgive me?....
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I love comparing old stuff to new, it shows how far we have come. I can't believe they had 250MB drives in 1979 though! wow, that would have been HUGE!
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Looking for some good forums to do with #socialmedia #marketing - anyone any ideas? Thanks
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Amazing idea, even better for camping and festivals etc :)
 
Portable solar socket-Stick it anywhere to harness the power of Sun!

Just stick this portable outlet to your window to start using solar power!
We have seen a lot of solar chargers in our day. And among all of them, this is the first one we’ve seen that we will definitely run out and buy as soon as it’s made available in the U.S. It’s a portable socket that gets its power from the sun rather than the grid. You plug into a window instead of into the wall. It’s easy.

That was the whole point, according to the designers, Kyohu Song and Boa Oh: “We tried to design a portable socket, so that users can use it intuitively without special training,” they write.

It is really simple. The portable socket attaches to a window like a leech to human skin. On its underside, it has solar panels:
The solar panels suck energy from the sun. The charger converts that energy into electricity. You plug in to the charger.

Even better, the charger stores that energy. After five to eight hours of charging, the socket provides 10 hours of use. You can pop it off the window, stick it in your bag, and use it to charge up your phone with solar energy, even if you’re sitting in a dark room.

Here's more: http://bit.ly/169k87N and 
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Sorry to bash this... as I said, it popped up all over my stream yesterday and it's just not a realistic design.

It's incredibly easy to push out concept designs that rely on stuff that doesn't exist!

To pick on another point in the article (which they could do something about right now), they claim it uses a 1000mAh battery which will charge in 5-8 hours and is going to provide useful work for 10 hours (so that's 0.37W output). So, fully charged, it'll have only about the capacity to charge my phone to 66% full, and it'll take 10 hours to do it.

To make this even vaguely accurate as portrayed needs a huge step up in cell efficiency, a huge step up in invertor efficiency and a substantially bigger battery.

Right now, they'd have to make the unit quite a lot bigger to be of any use, and replace the invertor (probably the reason they can't push out more than 0.37W) with a USB charging socket.

In fact, that would make it very similar to things that currently exist. About 5" square (80% bigger), 1400mAh battery and takes 13 hours to charge:

http://www.dhgate.com/window-solar-charger-sticks-to-the-inside/p-ff808081379d005b0137a201c760271e.html#s1-1-1
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We're getting one of these kittens :) #excited
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If I've ever helped you with SEO or web design, please give me an endorsement over at PPH :) Many thanks
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  • MacIntyre
    Learning Facilitator, 1999 - present
  • Consensus
    Support Worker, 2011 - 2012
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    Internet Technician, 1998 - 1999
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