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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:32 AM
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Hi-tech beermats for 21st Century
Hi-tech beermats for 21st Century
By Alison Ross
BBC News


An intelligent beermat that alerts the bartender that your glass is empty could feature in pubs of the future.

Like an ordinary mat, it absorbs drips; but the gadget also has hidden sensors.

The device will detect the weight of the drink above it, working out how much is left before sending a signal to the bar for a refill.

The coaster can also tell which way up it is, and whether it's moving around. The creators think the mat could be used for voting in pub games.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4298344.stm
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:33 AM
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1. Howabout an intelligent cushion in the White House for the
Prez's but? Eachtime he sits on it, it automatically sends an electronic message to all the world's TV screens saying how near his sell-by he is....
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