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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 pretend...

July 6th 2010 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

Want to install a game that makes you look as crazy as the poor woman in the video above? Look no further than Tilt Scream Pong, a game that utilizes both the Sudden Motion Sensor and the built in microphone in your Powerbook, iBook, MacBook or MacBook Pro. The basic game is really a solitaire pong...

July 25th 2007 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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If you're finished with smacking your MacBook to make it do your bidding, maybe you can move on to tilting it and playing with the some mood lighting (in the Pro models) to really get things done? Lilt is a new app that harnesses the power of of Apple's Sudden Motion Sensor (found in PowerBooks, MBs...

November 13th 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

This video shows a clever use of the Apple sudden motion sensor. Simply tap the side of your MacBook and the desktop switches. Sadly, the URL at the beginning of the video is password protected. Here's hoping somone releases the code.

May 24th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments