On Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:02:56 +0800, "Tom Potter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >"Sam Wormley" <email@example.com> wrote in message >news:meqdnc7rqpsgzQHNnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@giganews.com... >> On 11/8/12 6:36 PM, CWatters wrote: >>> On 08/11/2012 07:54, Archimedes Plutonium wrote: >>>> As far as I know, there is no cell phone with a built in tape >>>> recorder. >>>> >>>> Now I wonder if a tape-recorder is difficult to build into a cell >>>> phone because of the magnetic tape? I am guessing the hard-drive is >>>> itself iron magnetic tape. Now I suppose a tape recorder based on >>>> light as a CD could be an alternative. >>>> >>>> But anyway, it seems as though the technology of the tape recorder has >>>> been left behind or stagnant in the past 2 decades compared to the >>>> camera, computer and telephone. >>>> >>>> Any reason for this stagnation and why no cellphone as a built in tape >>>> recorder. >>> >>> This is a wind up right? >>> >> >> All iDevices have recording capability... I use mine often. > >I have a tiny, $20.00, key chain "SpyCam" >that I use every day to make short clips >of what I did that day. > >I also use it to make audio recordings >of thoughts that come to me. > HOW DOES THAT SOUND???? w.
>It records video/audio at about 60 meg per minute >thus a 4G flash memory can record about one hour, >which is more than I use in a day. > >So every day, I have a recording of my thoughts, >what I did that day, and candid shots I happened to make. > >I saw an interesting show on China TV >that showed similar devices being used >to find out what bears did in the woods. > >These were low frame rate devices that were powered by >larger batteries, and they could run for days. > >They were hidden in tree trunks near animal trails, >watering holes. and feeding places.