Friday, November 13, 2009

Another Item For Your Gift List

From today's LA Times:

Twitter-equipped bathroom scale tells the world how much you weigh
November 10, 2009 |

The most embarrassing new tech product of the year just got more embarrassing.

[You've heard] about the Wi-Fi Body Scale, the first bathroom scale equipped with a wireless connection to send your weight and body fat information directly to your Web page and iPhone.

But weight, there's more.

Today the French company behind the scale, Withings, announced it has added Twitter capability to the scale, enabling the user to automatically tweet the weight/fat info to followers.

In a news release, Withings declared the Twitter function would be a great help to users, "further motivating them by sharing their progress with followers."


Sally Thomas said...

Man. Run away. As if Twitter by itself weren't bad enough.

I discovered your blog today, by the way, looking for a particular version of the Nunc Dimittis -- my googling led me to those closing credits from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Gorgeous!

Sue said...

Sally- thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. That Nunc Dimittis has stayed with me form the first time I heard it.