The U.S. Marine Corps has been getting unique uses out of Apple iPods, including using them for collecting biometric information, according to a Telegraph article. The iPods enable soldiers to upload reports and photos of detainees into a biometrics database via a secured wifi connection where matching software can yield matches of known terrorists or wanted criminals.
The reason the U.S. military has decided on this option is based off of the robustness of the miniature computers in addition to the relative low-cost of them. They are also looking into being able to use the media players for guidance systems for bomb disposal robots and providing aerial footage from unmanned aircrafts.
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