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CoSync to open the door to Inter-device sharing

by On April 17, 2013

cosync A development team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a system called CoSync that will allow the sharing of mobile device features through blue tooth or Wifi connections. This team, led by Eyal Toledano, intends for the CoSync system to allow mobile devices to share features such as cameras and microphones. Imagine accessing a friend’s phone that is in a remote location and taking control of their camera feature in order take a picture of his or her surroundings. cosync1 During the testing phase Toledano managed to slave six different devices to a single master phone using the CoSync system. The master device was able to send command signals to the 6 other cameras. The command signals instructed the 6 camera phones to activate their flashes at specific intervals. The resulting flashes from differing angles created a perfectly even lighted image that outperformed the results of single camera picture images. This type of camera and flash control could effectively end the appearance of “red eye” in pictures if CoSync is implemented correctly. We have seen this type of camera manipulation on a larger scale in the past. If we think back to the original Matrix movie we will remember the birth of bullet time. By placing camera phones around a target and timing the flashes Toledano was able to reproduce the bullet time effect with CoSync. By being able to share the features of our mobile devices we are able to multiply their effectiveness and usefulness exponentially. The benefit is somewhat obvious because more cameras will always be a better option than fewer. By sharing our features, like cameras, we will essentially be socializing one of the more important tools involved with social networking. If we can share cameras, posting pictures to social sites will take on a new meaning. Of course there is always a danger of abuse when considering the sharing of our devices and before CoSync can become viable there will need to be precautions and protections em-placed   If CoSync can be safely implemented into the mainstream we may see a revolution in how we use our mobile devices. Source- digitaltrends  

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