Need A New Umbrella ? This one has GPS, A Camera & a Digital Compass

  1. I thought this was funny ! I would be busy bumping into people and falling into ditches:push:


    Rainy days will never seem as dull again thanks to a new internet umbrella.

    The high-tech brolly allows you to take pictures with a built-in camera. These can be uploaded to Flickr (a photo-sharing website) via a wireless internet connection and within two minutes you can watch downloaded photo-streams on your umbrella screen with a simple wrist-snapping movement.

    Invented in Tokyo (where else?) the Pileus umbrella also has GPS and a digital compass, which uses Google Earth to help you navigate yourself around the world. They are working on incorparating a video camera as well.
    The project started out as academic research at Keio University in Spring 2006, but now Pileus LLC is keen to make it a money-spinning venture. No word yet on how much the umbrella would cost, but it is likely to be very expensive. Just don't leave it on the train :nuts:
  2. How strange!
  3. lol, how weird!
  4. I'd be dangerous if I was let loose with that! I can see myself poking peoples eyes out whilst I tried to take their picture.
  5. I'm imagining a crowded train and some pillock taking pictures up women's skirts.

    If I had one, I'd probably leave it in a taxi by accident.