With NFC being the new super-fast, close-range wireless technology on everyone’s lips, poor old Bluetooth has become a bit dejected of late. Sure, it’s an expected feature of any modern-day handset, but it’s certainly lost that air of flashiness that it once had.
While banks are pondering about how best to effectively replace credit cards with NFC, one plucker hacker has shown that Bluetooth still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Using an Android phone and a hack that he calls ‘Bluition,’ Nelson the hacker manages to start his scooter using a simple hand gesture.
The hack, which is available to learn here if you have the patience, was made by installing up a Bluetooth receiver into the scooter’s internal wiring.
This is pretty fancy, and shows that Bluetooth can still be innovative. Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of carrying around chains upon chains of keys, we could just open everything in our lives by waving our smartphones around? Let’s hope Nelson’s handiwork gets noticed by some entrepreneur who still has faith in Bluetooth technology.
[Source: Electric Pig]