A few weeks ago we confirmed reports that the iPhone 5S motion sensors were embarrassingly off. Some enterprising devs have investigated the problem, and figured out that at its root, it's indeed a hardware design issue that Apple either overlooked or ignored. The good news is that there's a fix coming—but not from…
Careful how you handle your phone: researchers have been testing out new surveillance techniques, and they think that you could easily be tracked around the web using your phone's accelerometer.
Those nifty Fuelbands and activity trackers can measure pretty much anything you do and even knows when you're having sex. So why not use similar technology to try and understand mysterious animals like the Polar Bear. That makes so much sense! And even better, why not add a GoPro camera to see what life is like for…
A team of Spanish researchers has developed a way to vastly improve in-car GPS navigation—and all it requires is some cheap, extra sensors.
Not a fan of typing on a touchscreen but don't want to have to carry around a bluetooth keyboard just for your phone or tablet? There might be a new option on the table soon, so to speak. This prototype software tracks keystrokes by using the accelerometer to track vibration, turning all kinds of things into…
Though adding "smart collars" to animals in the wild doesn't do anything for the animal, it helps us humans better understand their habits. Which hopefully means we end up helping the animals.
If you're a "biker" you probably know what hand turn signals mean and use them daily. But if the people behind you don't know them, they're essentially useless. That's where the YouTurn turn signaling glove comes in.
If you've ever dreamed of spinning like a top, here's your chance.
"Interactive Gaming with Co-Located, Networked Direction and Location Aware Devices," sounds dull, but
What if computers could be turned into a worldwide earthquake detecting network? With the Quake Catcher software and your laptop's built-in accelerometer, that might just be possible.
HP has developed an inertial accelerometer that's so sensitive, it can detect a change in the position of its center chip of less than one-billionth the width of a human hair.
Often when I reach for the keys in my pocket, I wonder why the hell we still use them. This dude is ahead of the curve though—he can open his doors by simply tapping his TI eZ430-Chronos watch.
In an ongoing quest to bring you news about the guts of your next gadgets, here's some riveting stuff about accelerometers. Remember when they first burst onto the scene? How much fun we had tilting out phones? Yeah, that.
Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata was more mouthy than most presidents are about their upcoming, but unannounced, products, and said that the upcoming DS will have an accelerometer. Or, some kind of motion sensor.
The latest patent from Apple reveals ways in which their products could be fitted with a simple label or tag that provides evidence of tampering. If the strip is compromised, it gives Apple leverage to void your warranty.
Some old-fashioned games simply don't need a 21st century makeover—like the wooden marble maze. Adding accelerometer control seems like a pointless endeavor.
It's my favorite iPhone game and it's not even available in full yet: iFighter—inspired in games like 1941—has surprised me, showing that the accelerometer can be used to perfectly control complex shoot 'em up games.
Instructables has a great hack to turn an old Power Glove, that triumph of silliness, into an Arduino-controlled, Bluetooth-and-accelerometer-sporting modern peripheral.
Oberthur Technologies has come up with yet another interesting application of accelerometer technology. Their new SIMSense card is the first motion-sensing SIM card on the planet.
The drinkin' tinkerers over at Instructables created the Serv O'Beer to interpret a "pouring" motion with an iPhone into a real, albeit foamy, beer. What an age we live in!