A window that talks to you

A screenshot from an advertisement for "The Talking Window."

Two final notes today. First, the annual hot dog eating contest took place today on Coney Island. And with $10,000 on the line, defending champion Joey Chestnut ate 69(!!) hot dogs.

That's seven more than he ate last year, by the way.

And an ad agency has invented "The Talking Window." Here's how it works: You fall asleep on the train, you're resting your weary head against the window, and thanks to what the company calls "bone conduction technology," vibrations travel through your skull to your inner ear.






So it sounds like there's a voice inside your head beckoning you to buy something. How about that?

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David Gura is a senior reporter for Marketplace, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau.


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