Cellphone tells the world what mode you’re in

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Cellphone tells the world what mode you're in

Sneaking off work early for Friday afternoon drinks will soon be made easier by a mobile phone system that will tell your boss you’re still at work while letting your friends know you’re on your way.

The Swarm system, being developed by Christine Satchell at the University of Melbourne, Australia, connects groups of users, allowing people to keep track of what their friends and colleagues are up to, and whether it’s a good time to call them.

Read the complete story here. (New Scientist)