A new kind of family plan: fertility phone

NTT DoCoMo fertility phone

The fertility phone

A cell phone from Japan's NTT DoCoMo tells women trying to get pregnant when to have sex. We're not kidding.

A woman programs her menstruation data into the phone. The phone then alerts her a few days in advance as to when she is ovulating, as well as on her most fertile day. Designed by a woman named Momoko Ikuta, the pastel paisley phone also features a cooking recipe database and a button for faking an incoming call.

No word on why there is no male version for the responsible spouse looking to keep track. But here's one possibility. A study released last week linked cell phone radiation with male infertility.

(Photo: DoCoMo)

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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