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Stanford study shows accelerometers can be silently tracked

People these days are afraid, even to the point of paranoia, with all the news, and sometimes misinformation, going on about snooping and violations of privacy. It seems that we will have more to worry about now that researchers from Stanford have discovered that even your smartphone's most basic components can be used to identify and track you down without your knowledge.

Funf app open sources MIT smartphone sensor research

You're all familiar with the accelerometer inside your Android phone, but what you might not know is that the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been using this and other data inputs to learn new things about the way we move and live. Now the MIT Media Lab is making its tracking technology available to all, allowing users to reach the same conclusions on a personal and social level. The new app, Funf Journal (give 'em a break, they're geniuses), can be downloaded and installed directly from MIT.

Nexus One + LEGO + Adobe AIR = Wireless Slot Car Gas Pedal

Things like this are just totally cool. Grant Skinner has figured out a way to allow his Nexus One to be used as a controller for these little race cars. By tilting the phone, the accelerometer in the phone is used to make the car accelerate at a predetermined speed. If you tilt it just a little, the car will go slow. Likewise, if you tilt it all the way down, the car will go faster.

Nintendo DS like Android-based tablet PC

What you’re looking at here is the Lifetouch by NEC. It bears a striking resemblance to the Nintendo DS. This will be a 7-inch Android 2.1 tablet that should make its way into the Japanese market this October.

Samsung Galaxy S now Available in Germany

This phone is making its way around the world, this time it lands in Germany. If you live in Germany you can now preorder the Samsung Galaxy S. this is without a doubt one of the best Android devices to be released in the near future.

Viliv’s AMOLED Prime P3 Android media player

Viliv has manufactured many different types of PMP’s and Mp3 players. This rendition has the ability to run Android as well as Windows CE. This media player has a beautiful screen and can run Android 2.1. The only thing missing so far is a release date and price.

Bluetooth Controller from Zeemote Coming Soon?

This would be totally cool, can you imagine playing all your games on your handset with a Bluetooth controller? Zeemote has just released an Android SDK for their JS1 controller. Most Android devices would benefit from this because it will be compatible with 1.6 and up. By the time developers integrate this remote into their games, most phones should have their update.

Verizon and the Saygus VPhone with Skype?

It seem Verizon wants to hit the ground running after the recent announcement of a partnership with Skype. There has been reports that the two are in the process of making a VOIP capable phone. This leads us to the Saygus VPhone. This phone is capable is video chat as well as VOIP.