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Galaxy Note9 might be able to tell if you're drunk

The breathalyzer could also check your blood alcohol content and call you an Uber or a Lyft without asking you since it knows you're not safe to drive.

@LanaJelic
Published Wed, Aug 16 2017 8:19 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

A recent patent discovered online indicates that Samsung is exploring the possibility of using a breathalyzer connected to your smartphone. Specifically, using the stylus of a phone like the Note9 where the stylus also operates as a breathalyzer that can then check your blood alcohol content.

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This feature may not seem like a big deal, but it could serve as a way to prevent people from drunk dialing exes or calling their bosses while drunk.

Since Note devices tend to be more business-focused, it could be very interesting to see the various applications of such a technology, no matter how silly it sounds.

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The breathalyzer could also check your blood alcohol content and call you an Uber or a Lyft without asking you since it knows you're not safe to drive. This could prevent a lot of people from trying to drive when they shouldn't be and keep the roads safer.

Read also: Razer to build smartphone for gamers?

Obviously, the legal complications of telling someone whether or not their BAC is clear likely means this feature will never make it to market, but its an interesting idea nonetheless.

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Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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