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Air writing without the bi-planes

Engineering students at Duke University have taken advantage of the accelerometers in emerging cell phones to create an application that permits users to write short notes in the air with their phone, and have that message automatically sent to an e-mail address.

Air writing without the bi-planes

GestureTek: motion control for all phones

GestureTek Mobile, a leader in gesture control interfaces for mobile devices, will wow visitors with new gesture control games and unveil a software upgrade to a Java-based mobile sensor API, enabling developers to create motion control games for handsets with or without a built-in accelerometer.

GestureTek: motion control for all phones

Car safety Java app detects when you crash

Debopam Acharya in the Department of Computer Sciences, at Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro, Georgia, and colleagues are developing a wireless Java-enabled automobile accident reporting system. The system could determine the nature of an accident,and automatically call emergency medical services for possible action.

Car safety Java app detects when you crash

LG's KP500 renamed 'Cookie'

Those guys over at LG have clearly had a creative lunch with a few too many glasses of wine, deciding that the LG KP500, its new swing at the touchscreen budget market, needs to be called 'Cookie'.

LG's KP500 renamed 'Cookie'
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