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Repurposing the bus-tracking technology, Densebrain devised small beacons—designed to be hidden from view—that can be attached to shelves, and which emit inaudible, high-frequency sounds that trigger smartphone messages. The audio code can also be overlaid onto an existing audio track. As long as consumers have downloaded an app integrated with the technology, the smartphone will respond to the sound without user activation. In-store, the system could alert shoppers to special promos. At home, it could provide interactive content cued to TV shows. It could even have uses for live concerts and sports events. Sensitive to notification fatigue, the software does allow people to opt out of messages.
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
Easy answer: Dont use a "smart" phone. Ive used the same $60 samsung "juke" for over 4 years... Im betting it makes calls exactly the same as the best and most overhyped $600 "smart" phone. In that time Ive never felt the longing to run some ridiculous app, text 900 times a day on a tiny keyboard, or surf the internet while driving. I guess Im just different from most people though