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Weasley Clock Meets Twitter

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Posted by: Edward
December 03, 2009, 02:42 PM

Ingenious inventors have made further strides into creating a muggle version of the famous magical Weasley Clock from the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling.  FastCompany.com reports that a new version of the device has been invented utilizing Twitter to pinpoint the location of family members at any given time.  Known as the Magic Clock, this device picks up on "known locator-status words" from the Twitter feeds of linked family members, which causes programmed clock hands to be "driven to point to the relevant location on the dial, with a choice of Home, Lost, Texas, Traveling, Prison, Work, Church, Minnesota, School, Read Me, Doctor and, yes, Mortal Peril."  A video showing the device in action, can be viewed via this link.

As Leaky has reported numerous times in the past, developers at Microsoft have been working with similar technology using cellular phone networks for tracking family members for their aptly named Whereabouts Clock.

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32 Comments

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That sounds cool, wish I had one.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 03, 2009, 04:31 PM report to moderator
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That’s really cool!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 03, 2009, 11:44 PM report to moderator
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This is quite amazing, because I was actually thinking when they’d create something like this just yeasterday! I’ve just logged on and imagine my surprise when I saw this article..I was slightly stunned :D

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on December 04, 2009, 04:19 AM report to moderator
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I would want one…but I do not want twitter!

Posted by Swizzle on December 04, 2009, 07:11 AM report to moderator
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2nd!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 04, 2009, 07:32 AM report to moderator
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texas? minnesota? hah- random. but very cool.

Posted by Rinny on December 04, 2009, 07:34 AM report to moderator
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That sounds cool, wish I had one.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 04, 2009, 07:35 AM report to moderator
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This looks interesting.

Posted by Kirk on December 04, 2009, 07:57 AM report to moderator
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This is so awesome! I’d so love to have this clock, but unfortunately no one else in my family uses Twitter. :(

Posted by Darclad R Vorbin on December 04, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
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That’s so cool!! :D I hope someone invents a time turner next, hahah! (Though I suppose that would be much more difficult to do…).

Posted by Mera004 on December 04, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
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meh, nothing beats magic.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 04, 2009, 08:24 AM report to moderator
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ha sweet!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on December 04, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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i can see this being useful for parents who want to know where there kids are, hopefully the hand are spoons with faces on them.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on December 04, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
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awsome!!

Posted by The Nerd on December 04, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
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Wow awesome!!!

They should make a pensieve!! You could use a special film recorder and plug it into a stone basin with ruins aloud the brim. Then inside the basin there could be a screen that makes blue ripples that look like neither gas nor liquid and shows what you just filmed. Like a pensieve!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 04, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
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