Friday, July 20, 2007

The Internet Umbrella

Japanese are really creative. Check out their new invention: the Pileus, an umbrella with Internet connection, built-in camera, motion sensor, GPS, and a large screen on the top surface. The 2 main fuctions of Pileus (besides being an umbrella) are social photo sharing with Flickr, and 3D map navigation using Google Earth.
A demonstration of using Pileus 3D map navigation function to get to a destination:


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