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ThinkPad Aerobics: Rotate and Shake Your Laptop to Control Applications

Mar 21, 2008, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

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"Innovative haptic interface systems are allowing a new level of application interaction. Inexpensive video game peripherals with embedded accelerometers and PC devices ranging in size from laptops to hand-held phones are enabling new methods for application control. Applications frequently lag behind in their interfaces for control, restricting their functionality to keyboard and mouse events through a lack of APIs.

"This article demonstrates techniques and code you'll need to connect accelerometer-enabled devices to applications in a traditional desktop computing context..."

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