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Orange Sound Charge shirt charges your phone using sound waves

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Cell Phones, Wearables,

Phones can run out of juice at the worst times. Orange, a French telecom giant, has been working on a shirt that can convert sound waves into electrical energy.

The shirt, dubbed Sound Charge, is a charging dock for mobile phones. According to the press release, the shirt works by "reversing the use of a product called piezoelectric film".

Piezoelectricity produces electricity from pressure. The shirt uses an "A4 panel of the modified film" to absorb sound waves which are then converted into an electrical charge "via the compression of interlaced quartz crystals." That charge is then fed to a reservoir battery which transfers the charge to the phone.

The shirt was developed in time for the Glastonbury festival this week. Orange will be conducting live tests of the shirt during the musical performances to help determine which bands "are the best to charge to".

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Orange gives big discounts on iPad with 3G data plan in UK

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Wireless / WiFi,

iPad on Orange

 

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad is a hot-ticket item this holiday season. Though with its price of $499-$699, you better hope your secret Santa has the hots for you this year. No such luck? Well, if you’re in the UK then consider looking to Orange for a contract-tied iPad deal of the decade. That’s right, with a two-year contract of £27 ($42) per month (£25 for existing customers) you can get an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at prices of £199 ($312) for the 16GB version, £249 ($391) for the 32GB, or £349 ($626) for the 64GB.

This two year monthly plan allows you 1GB of anytime data, 1GB off-peak data (basically between midnight and 4pm), and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi. 

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Mother’s Day Gifts: Ed Hardy Diaper Bag at Dr Jays

Ed Hardy patch diaper bag

Now, you might ask, “a diaper bag for a Mother’s Day gift? really?” That is because you have not seen a diaper bag that is this fashion forward. You could be carrying your diapers and bottles in a work of art with this Ed Hardy Patch Diaper Bag from Dr. Jay’s. This diaper bag is for the young, or young at heart mom who does not want to sacrifice fashion for functionality.

A beautiful screen printed floral design, embellished with jeweled studs are sure to make you the envy of all the other moms at the playground with their Winnie the Pooh or Sesame Street bag. Not to take anything away from those characters, but this bag is obviously for the mom who loves attention. I personally love the bold color. The price is hard to beat, marked down to just $52.99 from $82, you better order fast! But first, make sure she is the type of Mom who would appreciate this unique gift. We’ve got one more image of this bag for you, after the jump.

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Orange LG G910 Watch Phone

LG Watch PhoneIt’s Dick Tracy time with Orange’s touch watch/phone. Aside from its full touchscreen interface, the LG G910 has 3G HSDPA, video calling capabilities, a built-in MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity and comes with its own headset. Orange is part of France Telecom which has over 177 million customers and Europe will be the first to enjoy the wearable phone. No exact date or price was mentioned but after reading their press release, the company is undoubtedly going after the higher end customer.

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Actors Stand in for Polish iPhone Purchasers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds,

iPhoneWhile many camped out in the U.S. for a chance to be one of the first grab the sacred iPhone, there might have been a slight hesitancy on the part of Poland to do likewise. So, according to their largest mobile carrier Orange, actors were paid to stand in line.

“We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone,” a spokesperson said.  Their thinking is that buyers there may not have sufficient funding to splurge on the expensive device. There were none paid to hang at the T-Mobile Era stores, however.

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Celebrity Fashion Trend: The Orange Dress

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Since orange just currently happens to be my favorite color, it’s no coincidence that two of my favorite looks from this week are orange red-carpet dresses.

While it’s not an easy shade to wear, I think that Blake Lively (at the The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 premiere) and (at Japan’s Dark Knight premiere) both pulled the hue off beautifully.

What do you think?


Find Your Internet Age

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

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Here’s another quiz to help you

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find your age, at least in terms of the Internet. After answering a series of questions that concern your activities on and off the Web, the site will analyze your Internet Age. Some of us cannot even remember B.I. (Before Internet,) much less what year we started playing around with it, but our result came pretty close to what we think is our I.A.

Note that if you are aware of sites that you never use, i.e. digg or Google, your score will reflect that and they will suggest that you frequent them. The results of the answers will assist the Orange folk in coming up with a safe module for use in schools and you might win a gift for your efforts.

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