Archive for March, 2005

The Apple Motion Sensor As A Human Interface Device

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

AMS2HID is software that allows you to use a PowerBook with a motion sensor in new ways. You can play games such as Neverball and driving simulators by using the PowerBook itself as an input controller. The motion of the PowerBook in physical space provides input to such games through AMS2HID. You can also use [...]

"Blue Screen of Death" Rescues With Personal Devices

Friday, March 4th, 2005

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can point people to something cool we did in our group at IBM Research. What I am referring to was demonstrated at IBM PartnerWorld 2005 a couple of days ago in Las Vegas, calling it a “personal jumper cable” to counter the “Blue Screen of Death” [...]

The PowerBook Sudden Motion Sensor

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

I recently looked at the motion sensor based disk drive protection feature added to Apple’s PowerBook line. Here is a discussion along with some examples of using the orientation data provided by the sensor.


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