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B Detecting Smartphone Waves Using Toy - VIDEO

  1. Aug 27, 2016 #1
    Hi,

    i came across this video on BBC yesterday:
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    Now I wonder how this stuff works in detail?
    Is it the carrier wave or the multiplexer signal of the phone???

    best regards
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 4, 2016
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  3. Aug 27, 2016 #2

    davenn

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    personally, I don't believe the video
    I seriously doubt that would really work.
    More likely some wonderful video editing done
     
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  4. Aug 28, 2016 #3

    sophiecentaur

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    It's got to be dodgy. Those sketch pads would always be going loopy. People (except PF members) would all take them back to the shop.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2016 #4

    Fervent Freyja

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    It doesn't look genuine to me. If you notice, the pixels making up the stone between the sketch pads constantly shift. The pixels making up the boundaries of each screen on the pad are also shifting.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2016 #5

    DrClaude

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    That fake video was not on the BBC.

    Thread closed.
     
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