Electronic coconuts complain about noise so you don't have to

Those wacky MIT kids are at it again! This time MIT Media Lab researcher Tad Hirsh has created intelligent coconuts. Just how smart can a coconut be? These coconuts include audio sensors and will be hung in San Jose, California, to detect noisy incoming and outgoing airplanes from bay area airports. Once they're "disturbed," the coconuts then make automated calls to an airport-complaint hotline of behalf of people.

I am in no place to judge MIT researchers, given that they have the ability to make me explode just by thinking, but seriously — complaint-registering, noise-detecting coconuts? I can think of at least one better use of their time and smarts: hoverboards, man, hoverboards.

MIT, via Oh Gizmo!