Seventies throwbacks who like big belt buckles, and pelvic thrusting in public, can now check into a location, or "Like" a friend, with no more than a flick of the hips. The innovation comes from self-described "innovation studio" Deeplocal, which extended the NFC antenna from a Nexus S phone and mounted it on the largest belt …
So a night out clubbing in the future reads like...
I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you. I like you...
Blackadder has prior art
Flash by name, Flash By Nature! Hurrah!
(and he liked a lot..)
Not so much a solution looking for a problem, as a solution inviting a slap round the chops...
Sort of a "digital glory hole" when they thrust up against a wall!
Should one submit this
For an Ig Nobel prize in engineering?
"is that an NFC buckle on your belt ... our do you just like me?"
So they've spent plenty of time looking for a real use for NFC, all the time it was staring them in the face - somehow link it to Facebook.
Tongue in cheek as it may be, I've a horrible feeling things like this could catch on to some extent.
This could be fun
I've got an uncle whose dog will dry hump anything from an armchair to an umbrella stand, I reckon that pooch could rack up a million likes per day.
How about voice recognition, so if you shout "giggidy-giggidy!" at the same time, it's an "I *really* like" ?
What a load of ole shite!
Combined with the iPad Fleshlight
I don't reckon the "LikeBelt" will catch on.
I notice none of the people in the promo video were game enough to show their face.
What does this tech make of a jump to the left?
What does this tech make of a jump to the left? Or a step to the right? Does putting my hands on my hips act as a modifier?
Inquiring midnight movie sluts want to know!
Just when you thought it was finally over...
This is just one more POS for an increasingly BRAIN-DEAD bunch of idiots, who have the childish notion that they have to "like" things. Schmuckerberg has managed to dumb-down nearly 1bn people...how sad for the future of this planet.
Can these Lemmings be any more pathetic? No.
I used to be a member of the Fireball Club. I wonder if it's now safe to reveal the secret information that Fireball's uncle was actually..
I used to read Warlord myself. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Lord Peter Flint's nephew was really...
Why did my mind link this article with the one about the iPad fleshlight below?
But what we really want to know.....
Is whether the belt works with the el Reg forum like button!!
Gives new meaning to "Go hump a post!" :)
(And I don't even want to tell you how you downvote a post using the belt!!)