iPhone 4S: The next great spy device?

iPhone 4S: The next great spy device?

You're sitting at your computer, mapping out your latest plan to take over the world, as your brand new iPhone 4S sits next to you, its accelerometer quietly measuring your every keystroke, figuring out what you're writing... and sending it back to SHIELD.

Sound like science fiction? Something out of James Bond, Chuck, or Person of Interest? Not according to Georgia Tech.

"Using a smartphone accelerometer—the internal device that detects when and how the phone is tilted—to sense keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy. The procedure is not easy[…]but is definitely possible with the latest generations of smartphones."

Needless to say, you could just think of all the espionage and privacy issues this raises. Personally, I'm just waiting to see which lazy screen-writer skips character development and wedges this into a spy flick first...

Source: Georgia Tech


Anthony is an IT administrator, retro gamer, and accessory reviewer for iMore.

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FlopTech Engineering says:

That's Adam Baldwin on the right. He was in "Firefly," which currently has a 9.4 rating on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/

drelbs says:

Now if they could just get TableDrum to work as well...

Adam says:

Love the Chuck reference.

Cynthia says:

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