The US Patent and Trademark Office database is a treasure trove of technologies for those who bother to dig.
To wit: HTC has filed a patent for a method of watching videos on mobile devices with built-in accelerometers. According to the lengthy description, the motion sensor not only detects the direction of the shake, but also measures the intensity of the displacement. These parameters are then compensated with a shift of the images in the opposite direction.
Imagine you're on a bus watching the latest episode of "House" and the vehicle hits a bump on the road. … Read more