It's the rise of the machines with the DROID controlling other devices

It's the rise of the machines with the DROID controlling other devices
Judgment Day maybe soon upon us as one smartphone has profoundly taken the liberty to control other devices we rely on a daily basis. It's not we'll be seeing a T-1000 come out of nowhere and scale an assault on mankind, but the Motorola DROID is taking baby steps in achieving dominant control of its less advanced brothers. This mod was devised by Mike Kershaw from Kismet and Mike Baker of OpenWRT and shared with the world by Chris Paget, a new DROID owner and chief hacker for reverse engineering firm H4RDW4RE. Paget was able to perform a reverse engineering project that disclosed a way to make a Motorola DROID host USB-enabled devices – meaning that the DROID is able to control other devices such as printers, video camera, TV Tuners, and a myriad of other peripherals. Using a charging cable that plugs into a car's cigarette lighter, a microUSB cable, and a USB extender cable, Paget was able to devise a micro-dongle and connector cable to get it to work with other peripherals. Thus allowing the DROID to communicate and control USB devices that understand the Linux lingo. Maybe those DROID commercials may have already foretold our future – it's scary to think that the rise of the machines maybe upon us.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: tombom via The Register


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