Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
Thread beginning with comment 546524
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[7]: Good idea, wrong producer
by zima on Fri 28th Dec 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good idea, wrong producer"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

The Casio one is a watch I was on the lookout for. It's retro, but it also has some history to it (and even its own Wikipedia page). Items are more fun if they have a story behind them. Most watches don't.

Yeah, that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W#Claimed_use_in_terrorism part is... curious ;) (better don't take it on a flight to the US, I suppose ;p )

Reply Parent Score: 3

MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

That's a fun bit of trivia of course.

But I don't doubt this watch would make a great timer for a bomb. It's cheap, you can get it everywhere, its battery lasts a very long time and it has an alarm.

The downside is though that the alarm is daily, meaning you can't use it to detonate a bomb outside a period of 24 hours. So once set you need to place it within 24 hours. Once set you can't disarm it, unless you build in another device.

I guess if you're in to electronics it wouldn't be too difficult to make a timer device that gives you a much more flexible range.

Personally I'd go for remote controlled bombs, giving you the greatest control over the exact detonation time.

Reply Parent Score: 2

zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Personally I'd go for remote controlled bombs, giving you the greatest control over the exact detonation time.

So, your Nokia 1100? ;P

Reply Parent Score: 2