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Apple Patents Tech to Control Your Camera

A recent Apple patent filing (benignly titled "Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light") hints at future filled with smart device limitations. In it's most basic form, the patent explains a technology that detects invisible information (infrared light in the examples) that are read by your phone when trying to take a photograph or record a video. The infrared light is captured by the camera on your phone and can execute special commands based on the data it carries. Starting to sound a little ominous, but let's continue. The main use case for this, Apple... read more »