How a smartphone/tablet knows which way up it is...

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Gromett, May 23, 2012.

  1. Gromett

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZVgKu6v808[/ame]
     
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    Fascinating stuff, thanks for that Grommet. Sometimes we just take too much for granted, the word accelerometer just rolls off the tongue when we're discussing our pads and phones by the bar without really knowing what's involved!!
     
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    Brilliant Karl...

    Thanks for posting that...

    (Any more?)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    And worse we seem to have a culture of being proud of "Oh I can't understand these things". "It's a mystery to me".

    Mind you, an abominably huge number of people can't do the 3 Rs after the efforts of our education system.

    How can such a country survive in the 21st century ?

    The Law and Health and Safety all say that Normal Man/Woman is too thick to do anything more complicated than farting and it's only a matter of time before EU:7655/1j The Toilet Paper directive tells us exactly how to wipe our bums.
     
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    The problem with engineers is they are not visible like doctors accountants and lawyers. They work behind closed door designing building and developing things that we cant do without. Another problem they have is that anyone who can use a spanner is classed as an engineer.:Eeek:
     
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    I have to disagree. We have an amazing bunch of inventors, engineers and scientists in this country. I would see we are one of the world leaders which is incredible considering our small size.

    Motorsport engineering including F1
    Space technology
    Bio Tech
    Materials science (graphene was discovered by a UK researcher)
    Computer science (brit invented world wide web)
    Design (Brit designed ipod etc getting knighted shortly)
    Microprocessors (Brit company invented the ARM microprocess which is the best selling CPU of all time)

    The list goes on and on and on.

    Our problem is we don't capitalise on our inventions.


    Just for JJ....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiy_eHdj8kg[/ame]

    He has done a load of these videos on youtube.
     
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    This one is probably the most relevant to us motorhomers..

    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFUUQcpGR3k[/ame]
     
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