Going to America. Turkey unrepetentant, deserves punishment. Pie in danger of severe admonishment, too. Back later.
Paramount really should licence the design rights in the various Star Trek communicators to those magic PacRim manufactories like HTC and flood the market with chirpy com badges.
2lmc noticed that the most recently hyped shiny metal-and-wood app has come out, so I thought I'd give it a whirl and taunt those GarageBand flashbacks (which, by the way, I played with for a total of about ten minutes and then totally forgot about. How about that then, Mr. Digital Hub).
What works: book scanning with my iSight. If there's enough light. And I jiggle the book around a bit. But when it does work, it's kinda groovy, the dust jackets/covers get popped on the screen and a sultry voice that doesn't quite know how to pronounce the titles reads them out for me.
What doesn't work: scanning anything else, if you're not in the USA. I presume that the ISBNs work because, um, all ISBNs are available in Amazon.com's database, but if you're talking about UK specific UPCs, you're out of luck. In fact, you even seem out of luck if you're trying to scan merchandise you've bought whilst in the 'States. I see that they're working on fixing that.
So: if you're not in the US, it's marginally more useful than Sherlock, which isn't saying much.
Two Slashdot threads:
Data points to note, without any commentary (especially as to their validity or veracity):