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5x The Motion Sensors By 2014

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The sales of motion sensors of all stripes – compasses, accelerometers, and gyroscopes – are predicted to quintuple by 2014, due to falling costs and rising technology needs. That means you can expect your next phone to start behaving more like a Wiimote and GPS.

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August 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

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Mobile UI Design Patterns

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A gallery of design patterns for interactions particular to mobile designs. Have a look!

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August 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

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Finding iNEMO¹

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Speaking of accelerometers, STMicroelectronics thinks their multi-axis, multi-sensor accelerometer is smarter than what your regular one (or paper one) can do. It combines data from 3 multi-axis readings that is better suited for applications requiring more data than can be provided by just one MEMS.

For many current applications, such as freefall detection, screen rotation or pedometers, a single MEMS accelerometer meets their system requirements. However, a new class of advanced applications is emerging, for example: location-based services, enhanced motion-based gaming, pedestrian dead-reckoning for indoor and multi-floor navigation, robotics or human-body tracking.

1) Ah, the kitschy titles. Can’t help myself. It just comes to me.

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August 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Paper Accelerometers

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All this talk of MEMS¹ and piezoresistance (so industry-specific a term that even the IEEE guys had to put it in italics!) really serves to undermine for us non-engineering types the significance of what is being talked about in the article because our eyes glaze over like one of those crazy fad donut wedding cakes from some years back. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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“When I was younger so much younger than today…”

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(you know, like, a year and a half ago)

…I never needed iOS help in any way. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Good App Design Is Within Reach (nyak nyak)

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There are plenty of conventions for proper web navigation design floating around out there (for instance, most of us can agree that the place you’d expect to find the primary navigation of a web site these days is either on the top beneath the header, and possibly to the left of content for secondary navigation; if a web site has a search form, it’s usually at the top, on the right, etc. *Looks around* Well, whaddya know, that describes the page I’m using to edit this post right now!).  Read the rest of this entry »

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August 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Enhance your gaming environment

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August 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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