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Ubuntu May 'See' and React to the Physical World
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Quote:Canonical is experimenting with technology that could let users of future versions of Ubuntu control the operating system without an input device.

Rather, with the aid of hardware sensors such as cameras, Ubuntu could "see" and respond to users' whole-body movements, recognizing when they are and aren't there and reacting accordingly.
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"We thought about how Ubuntu could behave if it was more aware of its physical context," wrote developer Christian Giordano on Tuesday in a company blog. "Not only detecting the tilt of the device (like iPhone apps) but also analyzing the user's presence."

Such behaviors could include automatically changing to full-screen mode if the user leans back or moves further away from the computer while watching a video, for instance. Similarly, when the user is not at the computer, any notifications could be shown at full-screen so they're visible from a distance.

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