In case you can't find a microwave

by Volker Weber

[Thanks, Karen]


Hui, das macht ja wirklich grade die Runde, da muss ich es wohl auch mal endlich in meinen Blog schmeissen. ^^

Die Frage ist, geht das wirklich? Ich kanns irgendwie nicht glauben. :)

Daniel Haferkorn, 2008-06-10

Wired sagt, geht nicht.

Armin Grewe, 2008-06-10

Based on the RF output potential of cell phone I find this more than a bit hard to believe. Now a microwave gunplexer under the table pointing straight up would pop the popcorn that quick... Put a kernel of corn in your microwave and see how much time it takes to pop. Now check out how many Watts the microwave is using of house current. Now unless there is some kind of new super battery technology technology out there for cell phones, I just don't see where the juice is coming from to generate the RF energy to heat the kernels that quick, let alone heat them any where near enough to pop. Most kitchen Microwaves draw 10 amps (average) (1200-1500W @120V) to cook something. Based on batery amp/hr size and talk times on most phones, I'd guess a maximum output of most phones at sub .5 Watts. So 4 phones at .5W = 2 Watts total RF output potential.. Where's the juice???

Mark Holtrop, 2008-06-11

Ha - das waren die (nicht existenten) IR-Ports and den Handys. Die haben einen Infrarot-Grill gebaut! :)

Michael Hafner, 2008-06-11

Is it really cold where they are?

Bob Balaban, 2008-06-11

Steady on @Mark. It is very obviously a hoax. One for the tinfoil hat brigade.

Chris Linfoot, 2008-06-11

But if you have a microwave you can have much more fun with your phone.

Dennis Frank, 2008-06-11

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