It’s finally come. Steve will go on a grueling journey in a test of will and power. He will be powering his devices using the Sun while he rides his bike across Germany.

“..I want to start on Sunday 26th of August and go through to 3rd Sept where I will finish on the Rheinufer (Rhein River promenade) in Duesseldorf and drink a huge Krystalweizen beer!”

During breaks, he will be blogging updates, taking photos, and updating a google maps mashup using GPS datalogged tracks and geotagged photos. His main device will be the Samsung Q1B.

This is definite must see and hope he is safe during the entire journey. If you haven’t visited The Solar UMPC Blog, I’d suggest reading Steve’s articles from the beginning to get a background to all the steps it took to get to this moment.



Loren of Incremental Blogger posted a sweet rundown of what his “Green” phone will have…

This is what web is about lately. Opening up API’s for everyone to use.

To me, this tells me, it’s not exactly about going green but part of it may be very helpful preparing yourself for the effects nature’s wrath by not going green. If bringing together all this information, we can efficiently avoid snow storms, floods, fires, and get from point A to B, safely, without using too much natural resources. 🙂


I’m always down for energy solutions that’s better for the environment.  I’m hoping fuel cell research picks up speed since it can increase battery life of devices significantly.  There was an announcement recently that Samsung will be releasing a fuel cell for laptops that will last 1 month.  Hopefully this will jump start the research into this technology. has been tracking fuel cells and thinks it makes most sense to implement them in laptops.  They list 5 implementations we should be keeping our eye on.