The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors Are Totally Screwed Up

Since the iPhone 5S landed in the hands of new owners a few weeks ago, there have been reports that on-board sensors like the gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer haven't been working properly on some devices. We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing. » 10/03/13 12:24pm 10/03/13 12:24pm

Toshiba TG01 Gets Super-Sensitive With Third-Party Motion Sensor

Folks at Usuda Research Institute and Systems Corp got tired of their Toshiba TG01s just not being sensitive enough. (Unlike that dreamy Wii MotionPlus!) So rather than calling it quits on the relationship, they built a super-sensitive motion sensor. » 7/23/09 11:00pm 7/23/09 11:00pm

Samsung M3510 Music Cellphone to Have Shake, Tilt Control

Some information has leaked out about Samsung's upcoming M3510 music-player cellphone, and it looks like it'll have some accelerometer-driven control built-in. A bit like the ShakeSMS app for Nokia phones and the Sansa Shake MP3 player, the M3510 will let you shake it in different directions and turn it around to… » 7/07/08 9:15am 7/07/08 9:15am

Magic Cube Heralds the Future of Gaming and Human Interfaces

Nobody really knows what the future of human interfaces and gaming will look like, but Andrew Fentem—who went from working on classified missile systems to developing multi-touch human interfaces, kinetic surfaces and motion sensing technologies before almost anyone else in the planet—gave us a fascinating vision on… » 2/08/08 12:00pm 2/08/08 12:00pm

MacBook Gaming: Wii Style


With MacBook sensor hacks galore popping up all over the place it was only a matter of time before someone put the included MacBook motion sensor to some good use by developing a game that utilizes it. Check out Neverball, a Monkey-Ball-esque game that uses the MacBook motion sensor to control the tilt of the world… » 6/19/06 3:16pm 6/19/06 3:16pm