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Ambient Devices Umbrella

Umrella Cambridge-based Ambient Devices develops products that integrate data from the Internet (e.g., weather forecasts, stock market activity, sports scores), without need for a PC or other traditional Internet connection. The company was founded in 2001 to commercialize technologies coming out of the MIT Media Lab.

Their latest announcement is for a product that would come in handy around these parts: the Ambient Umbrella. Leveraging a proprietary wireless network, the umbrella pulls in weather data from and the handle glows accordingly: lights indicate rain, drizzle, snow, and thunderstorms. Pretty handy. And more portable than the Weather Fridge.


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