Saturday, 18 August 2018

Totally Trivial: Festival season

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 09 June 10

Eco charger gives festival-goers added welly, social network party leaves 150 stranded, and Internet addicts revolt.

  Give it some welly Orange has unveiled a wellington boot capable of charging a mobile phone ahead of the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, which is infamous for becoming a 900-acre swamp whenever it rains. Orange Power Wellies have been developed in collaboration with renewable energy firm GotWind, which is something usually said after eating sprouts. The wellies include a special sole that converts the heat given off by the wearer's foot into electricity. The phone then connects to a plug at the top of the welly. &quot…

  Give it some welly Orange has unveiled a wellington boot capable of charging a mobile phone ahead of the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, which is infamous for becoming a 900-acre swamp whenever it rains. Orange Power Wellies have been developed in collaboration with renewable energy firm GotWind, which is something usually said after eating sprouts. The wellies include a special sole that converts the heat given off by the wearer's foot into electricity. The phone then connects to a plug at the top of the welly. &quot…

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