The scene: Two time travellers from 1974 have arrived in the year 2014. They tentatively venture out of their craft…
“Jeepers, Dave, what are these incredible glowing rectangles all the locals have?”
“I dunno, Gary, but they can listen to all the world’s music, ever, with no wires!”
“Yeah, and they can play groovy games by touching the screen!”
“Oh man, and they can take photos of their dinner and share them with their friends. But, er, how come they all want the photos to look as though they were taken in our era?”
“Uh, Dave. I don’t want to freak you out man, but this guy’s pointing his glowing rectangle at a picture. And it’s told him who painted it!”
“I know. And now it’s translating that sign from English to Spanish!"
“Yikes! Let’s get out of here, Dave. Magicians and witches rule the future!”
Now if Dave and Gary had stuck around a little longer they’d have learned that this witchcraft has a name and it’s Firefly. And it’s not actually witchcraft just extremely clever tech that uses the Amazon Fire Phone’s rear camera to scan the world around it, identifying items and giving a ton of information.
So, for the benefit of any Daves and Garys reading this in 1974, here are six things Firefly on the Amazon Fire Phone can do:
1) It can make you an art expert Firefly can identify over 2,000 pieces of art, tell you who painted them and serve up fascinating info straight from Wikipedia. So you’ll never again confuse your Monets and your Manets. You philistine.
2) It can make you multilingual Show Firefly a sign or menu in French, Italian, German or Spanish and it’ll give you a translation into English. Handy if you’ve had one too many glasses of vin blanc.