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  1. fofjjsr

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    So I love technology, and am especially interested in mobile technology. So here we go. What kind of things can you do with an Android that are super cool that people may not know about? Cool things you see in the movies that actors are doing with mobile technology (spies, police, government, etc.), can you actually do any of those things? Apps, are there any super cool apps that people may not know about that do super cool things? Things in the feature, are there things in the feature that will do things people will only dream about? THANKS! Hopefully this will spark some super geek discussion! :cool:
     

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    I'd think you'd have to be more specific. Some of us here already take some stuff other people find cool, for granted.
     
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    Anything. Something you find cool. Anything at all that you might not think everyone would know about.
     
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    Well i have one that makes a wonderfull cappucino
     
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    Coolest thing mine does is eliminate any urge to ever buy an iPhone.
     
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    Record tv programmes from my phone.

    My mum was mind blown when I showed her
     
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    Being able to to shoot video at 1080p at 30fps with a phone....cool enough. Also just the whole thing of having a computer in my hand connected to vast information from every section of knowledge which also connect me to others, plays music, movies, games, navigation and a whole lot more. Basically the kind of thing I dreamed of as a kid back in the 70's. Sadly no built in jetpack but maybe one day. :cool:
     
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    Totally agree! LOL
     
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    I also remember when all this was a dream. What the future is going to bring has we wondering :thinking:.
     
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    You all remember when the first walkman came out. Then came the walkman with the tape deck. Then the portable CD player. How about those VHS tapes. I remember when I was excited about having the first electronic football game, with the red dashes as players, with only two directional buttons. What about the watchman portable TV. Man, those were the days. (Nice to be able to think back and see how far technology has brought us.)

    That said, I think the coolest thing my phone can do is turn into a Netbook/Laptop using my lapdock. Even I never thought this could be done, until I saw it. (I love it.)
     
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    Talking about spying...I'd love to know what the intelligence community is doing. In a way it's a heyday for them because they can walk ANYWHERE with a camera/video and no one would suspect a thing. Constant communications and surveillance and blend right in with the millions of others also on a portable device. CIA probably has smart phones with infrared detection built in. No doubt internal radios communicating directly with satellite, bypassing commercial data. Take photos anywhere, record conversations in cafes, and instantly upload to home base...no need to risk carrying physical date or to even leave the incriminating data on your device!

    On the other hand, the other guys have the same advantage!

    Imagine the old days when spies could be caught with a Minox camera or film...The film would only shoot one document page per frame...and if you were caught with a Minox or the film...pretty hard to deny what the gig was. Now, you're caught with a cell phone. Big whoop. You can fit half the archives of the Kremlin onto a microSD the size of my little fingernail.

    The fact that you've got this device with 40 gigs of memory, externally swap-able, internet access, maps of the world (for most of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, you could not get accurate maps of Russia...they were deliberately distorted...especially in Moscow), Google Earth (on a mobile!), HD camera and video, camera to pdf, voice recorder to mp3, FLAC or WAV, GPS, email, word processing, spreadsheets, HDMI output, FM radio, electronic books, entire libraries of music and photos, access to new sources, Pandora, Slacker radio, Netflix, integrated contacts and calendar, barcode and QR scanners...as well as phone (!)...for $200?! That's a fairly cool package in itself if you ask me.

    I remember when a Texas Instruments calculator that could do four functions was several hundred dollars. A week's paycheck back then. (mid- 1970s). StarTrek had communicators (pretty much a nokia flip-phone, yes?) and we had Bell Telphone sets with the curly cord that always got tangled up. Remember trying to stretch that damn thing from the kitchen down the hall so you could have a private conversation.

    I think we are going to see Android move to laptops and PCs soon. Already happening. I think we'll see high-quality flexible displays that can roll out or fold up. Meaning you can get a 10-12" touchscreen folded up into a pocket device. Already have this for keyboards.

    Ultimately, as seductive and fun as this is, you have to ask "is my life better?". Are you and your family really happier and healthier? Cause in the end, that's way more important than any of this stuff. My opinion, anyway.
     
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