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College team turning umbrellas into a Bluetooth mesh network?

Unstrung outlines a very, very important development in umbrella networking. A Trinity College Dublin team is apparently working on a way to install Bluetooth networking capacities in umbrellas, so that on rainy days, little mesh networks can spontaneously develop, with data hopping from handle to handle.

Soon we will see the world's first umbrella-enabled hacker.

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