No more smart-phones at concerts? Apple patents new technology.
Apple was granted a patent last week for technology that could soon be used to restrict iPhones from capturing content at venues where specific emitters have been installed to broadcast an infrared signal that would temporarily disable smart-phone cameras. News that might elicit joyous applause for many who find an incessant barrage of phones brandished at concerts tedious and distracting, but if nefariously used the technology could prevent public filming of political demonstrations or other sensitive events. A number of artists have publicly expressed their frustration with crowds incessantly capturing instead of experiencing. Read reactions from Australian music industry heads here.