Ad Tracking Possible Through Accelerometers, Researchers Claim

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Accelerometers are quite the engineering feat, allowing users to control various things on the software-end by simply moving around their handsets. However, researchers have found that accelerometers can also be used to track web usage in order to provide catered ads to users. Researchers at Stanford University¬†have discovered a way to distinguish and track individual […]

CS Student Turns iPhone Accelerometer Into Virtual Keyboard

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Tired of pecking out small keys on the iPhone’s small display? Well, computer science student Florian Kraeutli¬†at Goldsmiths University has found a way to leverage a flat, solid surface along with the iPhone’s accelerometer to create a virtual full-sized keyboard, called Vibrative, so users can touch type. Essentially, Kraeutli’s innovation requires a user to place […]