Airbags for smartphones?
Some bright spark has patented the idea for an airbag for smartphones, which obviously, would see your phone protected if you dropped it on the floor like the thundering, clumsy idiot you are.
The patent states that the technology would take advantage of the phone's gyroscope, camera and accelerometers so it can detect whether it is falling or not.
"Prior to impact between a surface and a device, a determination of a risk of damage to the device is made," reads the patent. "If the risk of damage to the device exceeds a threshold, a protection system is activated to reduce or eliminate damage to the device."
What do you think? Is it a smart idea or is it dumb as shit? This patent has been filed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, no less, should you want some kind of background for your views.