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+ - Sloshing cellphones reveal their contents 1

Submitted by holy_calamity
holy_calamity (872269) writes "UK researchers have developed software that represents a handset's battery life by using a phone's speaker and vibrator to make a device feel and sound like it contains liquid. You give it a shake to find out how much is left. The same technique can be used to represent new messages by simulating balls rattling around inside a box. It runs on recent Nokia's with accelerometers, video from the researchers explains it well."
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Sloshing cellphones reveal their contents

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I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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