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    I watched this TED today - siftables from the MIT Media Lab.
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    it just helped open my mind to where computing is headed. I am sure the MIT lab has plans for some interesting practical spin offs..aside from toys.
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    • #4
      The way they sense what they are near is very interesting. I think one thing our PC should do more of is be aware of where they are.

      Not that I have any clue how to do that, of course. But awareness of where and what you are doing would be kind of cool. You know, stuff like IF you are at your place of work AND it is 4pm or later, THEN you are probably going to need traffic info and the quickest routing home.
      Originally posted by ghettocruzer
      I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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      • #6
        Its really awesome to see technology advance so much but i have only one question about the affordability.

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
          Well that's a simple thing that has already been done as a plugin for RoadRunner. (sort of)
          Right - sort of. You have to know what you want to know and can program it into RR. Which is cool, and a great first step.

          I'm looking forward to even rudimentary awareness of things one might want to know as you drive - a recently reported accident or auto-update of Facebook based on situation (at mall, getting gas, stuck in traffic, on the way home, for example), or reports of current speed traps and your proximity to them.
          Originally posted by ghettocruzer
          I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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          • #8
            Funny you should mention Facebook, someone on the UK site (won't mention the name) is looking for someone to interface to the Twitter SDK, although he has found you can run a CMD line to it.

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            • #9
              i want to pour my songs from my iphone to my carpc...just like in the video. how to do that?
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              • #10


                OK, Heather... I feel compelled to call you out here.

                First of all, you now work in this industry. AS such you should at least have an idea about what is possible with the products you sell and support.

                Second of all, the last I understood, you didn't even own a car, but used public transportation in the Baltimore/DC area. Or has that circumstance changed recently?
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



                Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Heather View Post
                  i want to pour my songs from my iphone to my carpc...just like in the video. how to do that?
                  The application of the idea itself would not be difficult, the problem would come in hardware compatibility. You could do it with a bluetooth enabled device with mp3's and a RFID tag fairly easily, but I don't think many bluetooth enabled mp3 players have RFID tags in them do they?

                  I did something like this with an rfid tag strapped to a phone once before
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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by malcom2073 View Post
                    The application of the idea itself would not be difficult, the problem would come in hardware compatibility. You could do it with a bluetooth enabled device with mp3's and a RFID tag fairly easily, but I don't think many bluetooth enabled mp3 players have RFID tags in them do they?

                    I did something like this with an rfid tag strapped to a phone once before
                    You did....anything about this on the forums? we have been giving a lot of thought to hardware compatibility around here - how to bring devices together and exchange data in the most efficient way.

                    To answer the question, I have been driving for over a year now since i moved to Maryland, and using the guru - while the guru is a great computer, incredibly stable, it is sort of isolated. If i had more time, i could transfer data onto it, but i never have the time and end up using a hacked iphone to tether and play pandora or the public radio app.

                    I want to admit that I am no engineer, i left physics in my first year of university to study economics...but this does not stop me from being amazed by the innovation on these forums and interested in mobile computing. The work of the forum members is why i like working at mp3car - hacking is necessary, it is a key factor in the development of new standards and products, it opens up opportunities that most companies are unable to see, because they are set in their ways or to focused on their current customers needs.
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