Six Better-Than-Average Umbrellas

Following the Swims post, you might guess we have a rain theme going on today. What can we say? It's been raining a lot here lately. During the drearier months an adequate umbrella is essential, especially for urbanites who face longer treks than from the parking lot to the office. Fortunately, umbrellas have been getting much needed overhauls lately with designers making them, lighter, stronger …

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Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki are at it again… This time developing a transient network, both technological and social, by embedding wireless devices in umbrellas .A scenario Jonah and Katherine present: In Dublin, Ireland, rainfall is frequent and unpredictable. Often individuals carry umbrellas with them in case they are caught in a downpour. It is common to witness during a sudden and unexpected flash of …