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New Conference: PHPConference Asia

A new conference was announced last night, PHPConference Asia. It will be held in Singapore and sounds like it’ll be a great event, from the announcement video and speaking with the organizer.

The CFP opens in May, I know I’ll be tossing my hat in the ring, so watch out for it.

As always: If you think you have something to talk about (hint: you do) and would like help with writing a proposal (or 3), then reach out to me.

Amphiro a1 – water monitor

http://amphiro.com/products/a1/

This cool little gadget will monitor your water usage in the shower, to help you try to conserve. Furthermore, it uses the water itself as its power source.

The device does not contain batteries, it harvests the energy for its operation from the running water. The water flow spins a small turbine inside the device. As soon as water runs through the device, it switches on and a small capacitor is charged. The capacitor can supply the display with energy for a few minutes also after the end of the shower. As soon as that energy has been consumed (or at latest after three minutes), the device switches off.

A great example of sustainable technology that can help make a real difference.