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Guess who’s judging your drunken shenanigans?

Your smartphone’s accelerometer can detect when you’re a staggering fool.


August 20, 2020

Psst. It’s the tech inside your phone.

The accelerometer — the sensor that detects how your phone moves — is already used for tracking fitness and measuring earthquakes. Now a new study says it can pick up on signs you might be sloshed.

Which could help curb drunk driving

The findings say accelerometers are sensitive enough to tell the difference between a walk and a wobble.

Someday, your phone could suggest calling an Uber if it senses you’re getting tipsy.

That’s not the only way your phone can keep you in line

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