Messaging in the rain

Summary:Unstrung reports of a highly unusual wireless application from an academic research group, Umbrella.net.

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Unstrung reports of a highly unusual wireless application from an academic research group, Umbrella.net. They are working on a project that uses Bluetooth-enabled umbrellas to form ad hoc wireless mesh networks that promote "sudden, striking, and unexpected connections between people in public and urban space."

Topics: Wi-Fi

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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