More cool stuff to do
Who said that smartphones and mobile phones are just for calling, texting and using or playing apps and games? Virtually anyone with a good smartphone, plus maybe a cool app and a fast internet connection and an add-on outside device linked to a phone via an app can do some really awesome functions. And yes, including some of those burgeoning and still-unheard of and unused by many already using it every day. We count the ways…
Solving a Rubik’s cube – although officially a human by the name of Mats Valk from Belgium has the fastest Rubik’s cube solution at 5.55 seconds, that distinction is still owned by a smartphone-led system called Cubestormer. Using a Samsung Galaxy II “brain” and Lego parts enhanced by machines, it beats all human competitors at a mere 3.253 seconds, proving that an ordinary smartphone has brains and speed that can accomplish advanced extraordinary feats despite being a commonly used item in many devices and systems today.
Unless a new Rubik’s cube champion (a human this time) emerges with something much faster, everyone is in genuflection in front of the Cubestormer’s feet, in mighty praise of its innate speed and calculating smarts, ironically even if humans also coded and invented the speed monster all along.
Being an all-around purity tester – equipped with an add-on device, that mobile or smartphone can break down and analyse virtually any type of substance to test for its purity and safety and to know the main components of that solid or liquid. It pays to know just how pure a given substance is and its toxicity levels, especially when dealing with unknown items. It also doubles as a fun science project, too.
MyDx is an app that can do this with its add-on partner device. This would definitely help people test for food, water and chemicals to ensure complete safety, not to mention also test air purity to detect unseen compounds, poisons and harmful chemicals hidden away and other health hazards before any further steps are taken. This is an invaluable tool to check elements in an area, test water sources, know all details of food, edibles and all substances and also make sure the environment in a specific area is safe.
Future instances of this app plus maybe a broadband connection can also make it possible to send and analyse these findings with qualified chemists, doctors or experts to know more facts, get advice or perhaps share in a discovery or a chemical breakthrough.
Top secret thorough surveillance – It might be old news to some, but seriously, higher level surveillance is now available on the smartphone. Best of all, this technology allows the person being spied on to not have a clue that he is the subject of a thorough surveillance. Just using the smartphone normally is enough. Mspy is just one of these, which uses powerful apps in a preloaded phone that watches in the background with no telltale signs.
Main elements tracked are location, activities, all messages and calls, apps used, terms searched online, emails, social media activity, locations and places visited, mapping, conversations and other directly involved activities on the smartphone.
Of course, with the advent of other technology that is bound to the phone as add-ons or as controlled devices through apps, extraneous devices such as drones, smart watches, can now add other surveillance information that is as important as other main surveillance points.
Drone remote control – Apps today now have tie-ins to the wonderful world of drones, and now, any smartphone can become an instant remote control to navigate drones. Using two or more related apps, it can function as an airborne spy dog, delivery carrier, surveillance gadget and filming aide, most especially for those that involve high altitude activities or on top of a scene or situation. Many apps now use the smartphone as default / makeshift remote control with even some real time video and audio for complete monitoring. And these apps and their actions are becoming more advanced, more refined and super accurate as it continues to be used and upgraded.
Underwater Photography – The line of waterproof cameras with decent cameras has also given rise to underwater photography, although for now, it is limited to upper and mid-level areas, due to water pressure and other factors. If most smartphone shots are selfies, models, hobby items, food, scene locations, hot events or shows and other now common subjects of photos, we now have a different category possible.
But in general, these two main capabilities of being water proof with having a high resolution camera are all that’s needed to explore this type of photography. These are available in many smartphones, and aspiring photographers can go underwater to take artistic shots, marine life spottings, fun vacation photographic documents, or just simply to feature what lies beyond the great vastness of the oceans, or any interesting water forms out there.