Want to Scan the Food in Your Refrigerator?..with Your Cell Phone? September 18, 2006Posted by healthyself in 1 megapixel, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Digital, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's.
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“Once a phone is outfitted with a camera, the transition to scanner is fairly straightforward. The key is adding optical character recognition features to the phone, which allow small amounts of text to be captured and digitized.”…. Online grocery store PeaPod.com has been tinkering with using scanning to help customers enter their orders: every time consumers take something from the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet, they snap pictures of the barcodes with their camera phones. That info gets sent to their home computers, and the items are automatically uploaded into their shopping lists….Observers agree that the scanning technology requires camera phones with at least 1 megapixel resolution. …Currently most camera phones support VGA (Video Graphics Array) and that only works with one third of a megapixel…”