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GPS Umbrellas

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I am a big fan of the Internet of Things. But this (link to http://www.cassandradaily.com/tech/rain-check) is another example of a technology looking for a use case. For both the Davek and the Kisha umbrellas, they use location to guess whether they have been left somewhere and notify the owner. The Blunt waits for you to look for it before helping out.

As consumers become more comfortable with the Internet of Things, a growing number of smart devices are making their lives more convenient, pleasant, and easy. From sleep monitors to robotic personal assistants, technology is increasingly becoming ingrained in our lives in surprisingly subtle ways. The latest category to get the “smart” treatment is umbrellas, which can now do everything from detect the weather to help owners find them.