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iCandy: Phoning It In

Smartphones are dialed into medicine, motion pictures, and motoring

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The business end of the movie camera this man is holding is a Nokia N8 smartphone. Patrick Gilles is one of the directors of the world’s first feature-length movie filmed entirely with a cellular handset. To make Olive, the just-released motion picture, he and his codirector hacked the smartphone to disable its camera’s zoom and autofocus so that they could control those functions manually.

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