We remember well the first time we managed to put an accelerometer in our possession to good use: back when the MacBook Pros started shipping with them as sudden motion sensors to protect the hard drive, someone
hooked up some light saber noises to the tilt motion. A few months later we were pretending
to make light saber noises with the Wii, and then the iPhone came along and democratized the accelerometer-based light saber noise for all of humanity. Next up? The browser. Firefox 3.6 already supports this capability
, and now Chromium is getting some early work in that direction as well -- and with the browser-as-OS that Google's Chrome OS
represents, Chromium's support of this feature is welcome news indeed. We hear that light saber noise-producing low fat snacks
are next on the docket!