Tag Archive: Motion


Google’s Pixel 5 may ditch Project Soli and Motion Sense

Google seems set to drop a failed idea.

What you need to know Google’s Pixel 5 may ditch the Soli radar chip. Project Soli powered the Motion Sense feature of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. It also drained battery and added little benefit to the phone’s experience as a whole.

With the Pixel 4, Google brought a new feature — Motion Sense — to the Pixel line. Powered by the innovative Project Soli, Motion Sense added  [Read More…]

What is Motion Graphics Smoothing on the OnePlus 8 Pro and how to use it

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a pretty incredible display, touting industry-leading color accuracy, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a sharp 1440p resolution. Still, there’s always room to improve, and OnePlus includes an MEMC chip in the phone that allows you to enable Motion Graphics Smoothing for even better-looking video content. But what exactly is Motion Graphics Smoothing, and what does it do?

Products used in this guide Display of speed: OnePlus 8 Pro ($ 900 at OnePlus) More  [Read More…]

Android 11 adds a ‘pause’ Motion Gesture on the Pixel 4

This new gesture lets you pause/play music on your Pixel 4 via an air tapping motion.

What you need to know The new gesture shows up in the first Android 11 dev preview released today. This gesture has its own on/off toggle in settings like current Motion Sense gestures do. As with all non-official Android builds, this feature may not make it into the final Android 11 released to the public.

Motion Sense gestures have  [Read More…]

OnePlus TV update lets you disable motion smoothing in Dolby Vision

The OnePlus TV is picking up welcome features and fixing lingering bugs with new update.

What you need to know OnePlus TV is getting a software update with new content integration and bug fixes. Spotify, MX Player, Voot, ShemarooMe, Alt Balaji, and JioSaavn are now baked into OxygenPlay. You can also disable MEMC in Dolby Vision and use the Prime Video button to switch the TV on and off.

The OnePlus TV is getting a laundry list  [Read More…]

Pixel 4’s Motion Sense API may gain third-party support in the future

Motion Sense is not designed to be a gimmick, so Google is taking care to only let select developers in on the platform for the time being.

What you need to know Motion Sense API, the language in Android to utilize the Soli sensor on the Pixel 4, is currently unavailable to third-party developers. Google has already worked with two developers to publish apps to the Play Store with Soli support, showing that it’s interested in building  [Read More…]

Here are some tips for using Motion Sense on the Pixel 4

You’ll find a host of features on the Pixel 4, but one that stands out the most is Motion Sense. Motion Sense is a gesture system that allows you to control the Pixel 4 by simply waving your hand over its display, giving you a new and unique way to control the phone. There are currently just a handful of ways in which you can use Motion Sense, and today, we’ll be running through how they work and  [Read More…]

The creators of Monument Valley made a Motion Sense game for the Pixel 4

Start your journey as Soli the bird.

What you need to know Monument Valley developers, ustwo Studios, have created a Motion Sense game called Headed South for the Pixel 4. You play as a bird named Soli trying to rescue other birds from a storm using unique motion gestures for each one. Pokémon has also gotten in on the Motion Sense fun with a demo app called Pokémon Wave Hello.

At the Made by Google event on  [Read More…]

Leaked Pixel 4 promo images highlight Motion Sense, face unlock features

Leaked marketing images gives us yet another look at the upcoming Google Pixel 4.

What you need to know Google Pixel 4 promo images highlighting key features such as Motion Sense and Face Unlock have surfaced. In addition to the Motion Sense and Face Unlock features, the Pixel 4 series will also offer up to 8x zoom, thanks to the secondary telephoto lens. The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be formally unveiled at the  [Read More…]

Linksys can now use its mesh networks to track motion in your home

Turn your mesh into a motion sensor for your home.

What you need to know Linksys Aware is a subscription service that notifies you about motion in your home. It tracks motion using only the signal from the Linksys Velop Tri-band mesh system. Subscriptions start at $ 2.99 per month, $ 24.99 per year.

If you have a Linksys VelopTri-Band AC2200 mesh system, you will be receiving an update that enables your system for Linksys’ new Linksys  [Read More…]

This is what the Pixel 4’s Motion Sense gestures look like in action

You can silence alarms, dismiss phone calls, and skip through songs.

What you need to know New marketing videos showcase how Motion Sense gestures work on the Pixel 4. Motion Sense can be used for silencing alarms, dismissing calls, and skipping through songs. You’ll only be able to use Motion Sense in certain countries and with specific apps.

The Pixel 4 will be here before you know it, and when the phone arrives, one of the features  [Read More…]