Thursday, May 04, 2006

Why look out the window . . .

. . . when you can trust Forecast to tip you off. At first glance it appears to be your average, everyday, mild-mannered, translucent-handled umbrella. But combine your WiFi network and a pissed-off Thor and watch the magic ensue. The Forecast uses your wireless network to get weather updates through the internet. The handle glows brighter and brighter as the chance for precipitation increases. As with most weather tools that don't involve Doppler Radar, you're probably better off just looking out the front door, but hey, that's progress for you.

WiFi umbrella lets you know when its needed - Engadget

4 comments:

frenchie said...

Man, that's a great idea! I need underware that taps into my wireless network and sends me a text message when they're ready to be changed. (i'm french)

Jay Pea Are said...

That sounds like the statement of a typical dirty frenchman.

Alex said...

You don't need WiFi for that. Just look around. If you don't see anyone else within a hundred feet of you, chances are you need a moist towelette down there.

Frank said...

thats all fine and dandy... .but what color does it turn when orcs are near????