Sunday, 12 May 2013

A new form factor of electric mobility

I've stumbled upon a very interesting electric vehicle, here are the main characteristics:

  • Cheap to build
  • Light
  • Compatible with public transport
  • Recharged in only 15 min. on a standard power plug
  • 20 MPH
So the question is: why not?

Here's the TED video.
Here's the company website.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Samsung Galaxy Young problems

I'm an unlucky owner of a Samsung Galaxy Young (AKA Galaxy Y), a (very)low-end device. During use of this device I've faced some frustrating problems like phone that reboots automatically or network connection disappearing until you rebooted it. Adding the ridiculously short battery life it was just unusable.
I've looked for a solution to the problem, and found it in the "Use only 2G networks" option, that can be found under "Settings > Wireless and networks > Mobile networks". Now I have no more reboot or network problems, and I count stand-by battery life in days, not hours! If you haven't got a data connection, or if you are OK without a 3G one, give it a try!