Mommy.. I want this for Christmas! A smart alarm clock that will allow you a lie-in or wake you up early depending on traffic conditions has been invented by researchers at Brunel University in southern England.
The Rise alarm clock has in-built internet access and can be connected to the web via a normal telephone line.
The clock retrieves relevant traffic information from across the web based on data the users have given it, such as where they live, where they need to travel to and what time they need to arrive.
The alarm clock will then work out what time you need to be woken.
News source: BBC News - Smart alarm clock lets you lie in