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Working with Sensors

Windows 8 supports a sensor framework that you can use to get information about the conditions in which the device is operating. I describe most frequently encountered sensors in this chapter, starting with the location sensor, with which you can determine where in the world the device is being used.

Windows will try and determine the device location even if there is no special location-sensing hardware in the device, such as a GPS receiver. The other sensors I describe in this chapter do require special hardware, such as light and acceleration sensors, although this kind of equipment is increasingly common, especially ...

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