Tim and the Tin Titan


Bright Idea
IBM has stated to use the same kind of accelerometers found in car airbags to know when a laptop is in the middle of being dropped and automatically positions the hard drive read arm in the rest position so it wont scratch up the disk surface on impact, which is apparently a common problem [article]. I like this kind of solution: using existing technology to solve a new problem in an unconventional way. I'm sure this wont be cheap but it should eventually trickle down.