Smartphones as Meteorologists

In the March 2012 "My Tech" video, David Owen demonstrates how to turn your smartphone into your own personal meteorologist.

Released on 1/31/2012

Credits

Starring: David Owen

Transcript

00:02
You can play golf all year long,
00:04
even if you live in the Northeast, as I do,
00:06
as long as you have the right equipment.
00:08
The key is to dress in layers
00:10
so that you can adjust to changing conditions.
00:14
How we keep track of the weather has changed.
00:16
It used to be you had to look up
00:17
the forecast in the newspaper.
00:19
Then, came the Weather Channel on TV.
00:21
Now, there are websites that are
00:23
devoted completely to weather.
00:25
Even apps for your smartphone.
00:29
You can even have your own personal weather station,
00:31
which can feed you up to the second
00:33
weather information about your very own golf course
00:35
at the moment you wanna play.
00:37
A personal weather station is a device
00:38
that measures wind speed, wind direction,
00:42
temperature, and precipitation
00:45
and sends that information, in this case,
00:48
wirelessly to a receiver and from there to the Internet.
00:52
Now you can check the weather
00:53
before you go to the golf course.
00:54
Like, even just on my phone.
00:56
Huh, it's gonna rain later.
01:00
Who cares?
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