Motorola Xoom can predict the weather
Turns out there's another trick up the sleek Xoom's sleeve: a barometer hidden under the hood that's used to measure atmospheric pressure.
The Motorola Xoom was one of the tablets that stood out at CES 2011, even netting CNET's Best of Show award. Running on the upcoming Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system, its sleek design and future compatibility with 4G standards make it one of the more desirable upcoming slates.
Turns out there's another trick up the Xoom's sleeve. According to the specifications released by the company, there's a barometer hidden under the hood. Used to measure atmospheric pressure, it not only tells you the altitude, but also predicts the weather.
The larger the change in pressure, the greater the likelihood of rain. While we do not foresee that this device will be tough enough for outdoor adventurers, urbanites may still find it useful when deciding whether to carry an umbrella.