Apple Music Karaoke Mode Musk Briefly Not Richest COVID Variants Call of Duty and Nintendo 'Avatar 2' Director 19 Gizmo and Gadget Gifts Gifts $30 and Under Anker MagGo for iPhones
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you
Accept

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.

Motorola Xoom
Motorola

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.

(Source: Crave Asia via Phone Arena)