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The Umbrella That Predicts Rain

by | 30th, July 2007

DOES one come in the shape of a cow lying down? And would you use an umbrella that has electrionic components. Water and electricity:

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A U.S. company has developed an umbrella that does more than just keep you dry when it is raining — it tells you when it’s going to rain.

Ambient Devices, which specializes in integrating Internet information into everyday products, has devised an umbrella with a built-in radio receiver in its handle that receives weather data for 150 U.S. locations from forecasting site via a proprietary wireless network.

If the forecast is for rain in the next 12 hours, the umbrella’s handle lights up. Soft, intermittent pulses mean you can expect light rain while a very rapid, intense pattern signal thunderstorms ahead.

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