A lot of Android's potential has nothing to do with phones—it's running little gadgets. For starters, Moto Labs (not that one) put Android on aBeagleBoard, mashed that into a soup with a wireless cam and Flickr feed to monitor power usage from a custom Google Gadget. [Moto]
Really? That's insanity. I'm pretty sure I've seen the utilities guy run thru my neighborhood and "hop" to poke his head over the fence to see the meter from 25 feet away. So I wondered how accurate he was, checked my meter and bill the following month, and he was off my like 42 cents. I'm not even mad about it.