The coolest thing about the Samsung Galaxy S III isn’t that it dims to save power when you look away from the screen, or that it’s got wild facial recognition capabilities, or that you can watch video on a pop-out player while multitasking. No. The coolest thing is TecTiles.
This: little squares about 1” x 1” or so that can be programed to activate whatever stuff on your phone. The example I keep seeing is that you can put one nightstand to activate your alarm just by placing your phone on the thing. But there’re tons of potential uses for these TecTile deals:
- Put one: on the door and tap to open your subway app;
- near the table and tap to open your morning news;
- on your amp and set your phone down to open your guitar tuner;
- bands should have one on the merch table so that fans can FB Like them
- businesses might have one on the counter for a quick 4^2 check in;
- put one on your wallet and tap your pocket to open your camera (HOT!)
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