Here’s an idea that’s probably overdue, considering how much time people spend on their cell phones, even on a golf course: Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp, Calif., near San Francisco, has become the first golf course in the United States to provide solar-powered phone charging, using ultra-slim solar panels mounted on top of golf carts.

There’s a USB hub on the cart, which means no matter how much a golfer texts, surfs the Net or blabs on the phone during a round, he or she will never run out of juice. I’m being facetious, of course, but there really is a need for this, and not just for the obvious.

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