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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Wired: Hackers Tilt PowerBook for Tricks

by Ken Newquist / March 23, 2005

The latest Apple PowerBooks have built-in sensors designed to sense when the computer's about to crash into something (which is about the only time that Macs crash at all) and puts the computer into collision mode. No big deal, IBM does that with some of their laptops, right? Well hackers have figured out how to harness this tilt-sensor to actually control programs ... as in, tilting the computer forward to skip a track in iTunes, or using it to control a simple game. Read the full story.