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(9 to 5 Mac)   With an iPhone, you can check email, surf the web, play games, accurately diagnose skin cancer, check the weat-- wait, what?   (9to5mac.com) divider line 23
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2014-05-08 02:47:15 PM  
My friend died last month of skin cancer.  Get checked.
 
2014-05-08 03:03:18 PM  
This spot looks like a QR code. Maybe I should have it checked out.
 
2014-05-08 03:17:01 PM  

Shazam999: My friend died last month of skin cancer.  Get checked.


I had an aunt die from it. It sucks, badly.

/have a couple spots on my hand that look a little weird, probably need to get them looked at.
 
2014-05-08 03:23:25 PM  
No, I can't.  Because I don't have the $500 lens to bolt on to the thing.
 
2014-05-08 03:28:02 PM  
With an iPhone...AND A $500 DERMOSCOPE
 
2014-05-08 04:08:37 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: With an iPhone...AND A $500 DERMOSCOPE


Seriously, headline might as well have read.

"You'll be AMAZED by what can be detected with this simple app and..."
 
2014-05-08 04:10:16 PM  
Off topic, but I can't help but wonder sometimes when I hear about skin cancer, the skin type that is most vulnerable to it (so probably the worst skin type?), claimed for years (some still do) to be the superior human beings, based on that skin type.
 
2014-05-08 05:06:29 PM  

mayIFark: Off topic, but I can't help but wonder sometimes when I hear about skin cancer, the skin type that is most vulnerable to it (so probably the worst skin type?), claimed for years (some still do) to be the superior human beings, based on that skin type.


The Irish?
 
2014-05-08 05:51:16 PM  
Too bad it isn't pancreatic cancer.
 
2014-05-08 05:54:24 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: With an iPhone...AND A $500 DERMOSCOPE


That's the iDermoscope. Wait for the Android version, it will be about $30.
 
2014-05-08 05:58:10 PM  
They have a lot of cool iphone attachments coming down the pipe for various medical purposes.

Went to a lecture by a guy that's using it to detect eye aberrations by taking a picture of your eyes and some grid layouts
 
2014-05-08 06:19:51 PM  
I'm afraid to ask how much the app costs.
 
2014-05-08 06:29:50 PM  
With an iPhone, you can check email, surf the web, play games, accurately diagnose skin cancer, warn other people of approaching douchebags...
 
2014-05-08 07:14:50 PM  
Does the demoscope transmit via bluetooth?  Because if it doesn't fark that, I want my startrek future now you coonts.
 
2014-05-08 07:24:34 PM  
Let's just start calling them what they are.

Tricorders.
 
2014-05-08 10:02:02 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: With an iPhone...AND A $500 DERMOSCOPE


Ah, so I wasn't the only one that noticed that...
 
2014-05-08 10:27:05 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: The Irish?


They had a pretty good run going before the invention of whisky.
 
2014-05-08 10:31:46 PM  

mayIFark: Off topic, but I can't help but wonder sometimes when I hear about skin cancer, the skin type that is most vulnerable to it (so probably the worst skin type?), claimed for years (some still do) to be the superior human beings, based on that skin type.


Skin cancer is relatively easy to treat tho...
 
2014-05-08 11:47:30 PM  
Samsung immediately announces the Galaxy S !B9. It's designed to detect cancer, but because it's made by Samsung, it has some major flaws.

1. It gives you cancer, rather than detects it.
2. It is almost entirely made out of plastic, yet costs more than anything the competition has on the market.
3. It's got a removable battery. In other words it's much bulkier than need be, and comes with inferior batteries in an attempt to drive battery sales. The sheep love this one.
4. It crashes every few minutes, but don't worry, there's an update coming.
5. An update comes six months later, and replaces old bugs with new ones.
6. A new update is promised.
7. 12 months later an update to address all of the horrendous bugs is nixed in favor of selling new devices. Current users are offered a "limited opportunity" to pay full retail price for the new device, once it's released.
8. Repeat
 
2014-05-08 11:47:32 PM  
An iphone can also get you to the moon. All you need is an iphone and a multi-stage rocket with life support, food, and crew.
 
2014-05-09 03:56:30 AM  
Awwwwsome!!
 
2014-05-09 07:53:48 AM  

haterade69: Samsung immediately announces the Galaxy S !B9. It's designed to detect cancer, but because it's made by Samsung, it has some major flaws.

1. It gives you cancer, rather than detects it.
2. It is almost entirely made out of plastic, yet costs more than anything the competition has on the market.
3. It's got a removable battery. In other words it's much bulkier than need be, and comes with inferior batteries in an attempt to drive battery sales. The sheep love this one.
4. It crashes every few minutes, but don't worry, there's an update coming.
5. An update comes six months later, and replaces old bugs with new ones.
6. A new update is promised.
7. 12 months later an update to address all of the horrendous bugs is nixed in favor of selling new devices. Current users are offered a "limited opportunity" to pay full retail price for the new device, once it's released.
8. Repeat


Wow. You should be opening for Yakov Smirnoff or Carrottop.
 
2014-05-09 10:44:56 AM  

AngryDragon: Too bad it isn't pancreatic cancer.


Why not go all the way and use it for colon cancer?
 
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