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Touchscreen ignores unintentional taps and swipes

NS: If you're anything like me, you'll have accidentally tapped or swiped buttons on a smartphone or tablet that you didn't mean to. This has not only caused gaming calamities - like dropping the landing gear while still hypersonic in X-Plane Space Shuttle on the iPhone (arrgh!) - but also tweeting or emailing half-written missives or photos by leaning on the screen.
An answer of sorts is on the way. Nokia researchers Juha Matero and Ashley Colley have developed software that can tell the difference between an intentional tap and a clumsy accident.

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