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Smartphones Of The Future: 6 Cool Technologies

What will smartphones do next? Check out these technologies and ideas for next-gen gadgets.
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Meet the new keys in your pocket.

Thanks to machine-to-machine (M2M) networking, say goodbye to regular car and household keys. Your smartphone will become the key to your home -- and not just to the front door. Growing from the seeds planted by Bluetooth and others, expect your phone to give you remote control over everything from home and office security to thermostats, lights, your TiVo device, and even watering the plants.

(Source: James086)

Meet the new keys in your pocket.
Thanks to machine-to-machine (M2M) networking, say goodbye to regular car and household keys. Your smartphone will become the key to your home -- and not just to the front door. Growing from the seeds planted by Bluetooth and others, expect your phone to give you remote control over everything from home and office security to thermostats, lights, your TiVo device, and even watering the plants.

(Source: James086)

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7/14/2014 | 7:54:03 PM
Voice
Voice interaction will get better, but I think it will take a long time before it surpasses touch. The think about touch is that visual icons tell the user about the expected parameters of operation. For example, an arrow is understood as a way to navigate through content. With voice, you have to know the command syntax or have some sense of the range of acceptable words. And most of us are still not that comfortable talking to machines; we haven't yet developed a standard set of patter for anything beyond basic file commands. Siri is smart enough but deviate from the path too much and she'll get stumped.
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7/14/2014 | 3:44:07 PM
Folding screens
I first heard the idea of a flexible display that folds out to become bigger -- think origami -- in the 90's, when we were struggling to slim down laptops. It is still a good idea for mobile devices if someone can make it work.
Ariella
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7/14/2014 | 1:01:05 PM
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@Kim that reminds me of a cartoon I shared last week: 
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