New distracted driving technology coming to DC: the MobileDTV

Many political insiders listen to the local news on their commutes to work. Soon, they will be able to watch it, which could lead to some accidents on the Washington Beltway.

The Associated Press reported that “Mobile DTV” gadgets are going to be unveiled this spring in the D.C. area.
 
With this type of technology, consumers can watch live local TV shows on a portable device. The gadgets that will be unveiled include a cell phone made by Samsung and a Dell laptop. What is perhaps the best bet for on-the-go Washingtonians is the “Tivit,” which is a device that receives a TV signal, then rebroadcasts it over Wi-Fi so iPhones and Blackberrys can receive it.