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10 amazing things a smartphone can do (and you probably don't know about)

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10 amazing things a smartphone can do (and you probably don't know about)
Gone are the days when a cell phone was used for nothing beyond calling and texting. Today, we have smartphones, and their versatility is undisputed. They take photos and videos, send emails back and forth, allow us to access the web, and run apps of all kinds. They have become a tool for handling finances and for managing agendas. They can entertain us when we're bored and they can find us when we're lost. 

Did you know, however, that a smartphone could also diagnose your car, read chips embedded in documents, and even act as a do-it-yourself microscope? If this has made you raise an eyebrow, then these peculiar jobs a smartphone can perform might surprise you. Just flick through the slideshow below to learn more. And as always, your comments are greatly appreciated!

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posted on 04 Jun 2014, 11:33 9

1. adecvat (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Cool!

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:16

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4188; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


That's indeed cool. Who would have thought?

+1

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 11:45 3

2. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


1st one is Amazing which I never heard it before

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 11:48 2

3. SuperNexus (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


AWESOME!
Didn't know about that.

Thanks!

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 12:02

4. techspace (Posts: 699; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I already knew most of them....the first one is my favorite, I saw that for the 1st time in a video on YouTube(vsauce)

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 15:11 1

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2959; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I realized it when I was playing with my camera and saw some purple spots on my Wii U sensor bar lol :)

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 12:25

5. somad (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Very nice...
Thanks

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 12:33 3

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3700; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is a very good article.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 17:06 2

16. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


One of the rare times we can agree with each other xD...
Ikr?

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 12:56

7. wilsong17 (Posts: 972; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


never knew about the passport but most of these thing are for android right/

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 17:14

17. tyger11 (Posts: 72; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The iPhone doesn't even have NFC, so it can't read the passport data. Maybe the iPhone 6 will step into the modern era on that front.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:09

8. peace247 (Posts: 91; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Water micro lens is frikin awesome...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:23

10. youdug (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


i have used #9 before for a land survey. we had one of the pins and the owner said there was a pin on the other side of the yard. we knew how far from the pin we had so we used a lawnchair to get a distance. sure enough after a little digging we found the pin in that general area.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:31

11. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 67; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


There's another one our cell phones can also detect magnetic rays....using a simple app

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 14:20

12. LuckyS (Posts: 76; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


You meant 10 things Android phones can do. Iphone can't do most of that and this is just a very short list.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 15:09

13. corporateJP (Posts: 1580; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Mine Bitcoins?

Huh?

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 15:47

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3700; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Cryptocurrency

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 18:27

18. corporateJP (Posts: 1580; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I know what it is, yes.

But, you can "mine" for free Bitcoins?

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