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No Ma'am, that really is a phone in my pocket.

By mr_m_sween ·
"A new Apple patent application, entitled "Seamlessly Embedded Heart Rate Monitor," was revealed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. It describes a hidden, built-in iPhone sensor that would detect a user's heartbeat when the phone is picked up. That biometric data can be used to identify an individual."

"The application also references another patent from Apple, revealed in January, that would sense a user's mood and choose media based on their emotional state. That application described software that could select music in response to a user's mood, through a system that would determine whether they are happy, sad, angry, or something else." -

So Apple has a patent on heart-rate reading tech for their iphones. Now I wont bother with all rational thoughts on this because frankly, that?s not what I want to do at the end of a long hard day.

Instead, I want to focus on the lawls. Given the techs use of choosing music and media based on reading heart rate information, what funny or awkward situations can you think of that may result.

For instance, looking up from a cup of coffee, seeing a very attractive woman and having your new application start playing "Brickhouse" by The Commodores loud enough for everyone involved to hear it.

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In the event

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Landlines?

the electricity goes out for days on end, a landline is the only way to place and receive calls after a day or two.

Only reason I still have a landline, too.

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My phone is for me to have verbal communication with people at

by Deadly Ernest In reply to That was good, DE!

my convenience, and for nothing else.

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My phone

by Tink! In reply to That was good, DE!

is a constant appendage, and it's not even a smartphone! I am glad that my two oldest kids have phones now. I can contact them anytime (except during school hours) to leave them notes, ask them questions etc etc.

My younger daughter is the infinite texter. Her little circle of friends all have unlimited texting so you can imagine how that goes. So far, it's still a good thing.

Out of my family, I'm probably the worst when it comes to being a media or online junkie. I constantly check emails and my sites throughout the day. Having a phone with data access would be a blessing for me.

I would love to have a phone that acted as a PDA. Mostly because it would help keep me organized and on time. I'm terribly absent-minded and could benefit from many of the helpul apps that are out there.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to That was good, DE!

Being a forgetful sort, I text to my wife a lot... we handle most of our daily coordination that way, and a single trip to the supermarket can mean 6-7 msgs.
But we have a family package, so up until 1500 messages between the two of us is in the 10?/phone flatrate, as is actually talking to each other on the phone, which happens a lot less.
So, it's not that bad price-wise.
Good thing I don't have friends though, that'd get costly!

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We just write stuff on a notepad on the fridge.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Texting...

If it's on the list, it gets bought. If not, there's always tomorrow.

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You lucky devil you.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to We just write stuff on a ...

You mean, you can go every day if need be?
I go shop twice a week, with five big glass-fiber bags and an A4 scribbled full.

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Texting helps my shopping too

by Tink! In reply to You lucky devil you.

I have a household of 5, including 3 children. All members of my family are on the VERY PICKY end of the spectrum. When I'm trying to figure out what to get for dinner, it's a BIG help to be able to text the kids.

Even if they tell me to get something before I go, if the store is out or they didn't tell me which variety, texting is a quick way to clarify. This saves money because then I don't end up buying something no one will touch!

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Right there with ya

by mr_m_sween In reply to That was good, DE!

Ron, I'm right there with you. I barely use the phone to be honest. What I was more inclined to want was the mobile internet aspect. But after seeing the pricing and the features I'll stick to the little no frills free phone that I've had since 2003.

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How 'bout during the traffic stop

by NickNielsen In reply to No Ma'am, that really is ...

when you roll the window down and the cop hears "I Can't Drive 55"... ;\

Wonder what would play for the kid seriously into gangsta rap. :0

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Can I reprogram hers?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to How 'bout during the traf ...

So on that hot date, it will kick in with Donna Summer's 'Love to Love You, Baby?'

You kids need to search for that one.

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