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April 21, 2015

Games You Can Feel page on Google Play highlights haptic feedback

PocketGamer The Google Play Store opened up a new section recently called Games You Can Feel. On display are games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Vice City, Angry Birds Friends, Hero Siege, Trials: Frontier, and more, all featuring haptic feedback technology from Touchsense…
April 21, 2015

Games You Can Feel Brings Together Games With Haptic Feedback

Droid Gamer A new section of the Google Play Store titled “Games You Can Feel” has brought together several games that now support haptic feedback to one place on the storefront. So if you like vibrations in your hands, Google can hook you up. Haptic feedback is a touchscreen…
March 29, 2015

Beyond the buzz: why haptics matter

We’ve had buzzing cell phones and rumbling video game controllers for years. But according to haptics designer and inventor David Birnbaum, most gadgets treat our sense of touch as a second-class citizen. He’s working to change that, by creating new forms of haptic…
March 19, 2015

Why We Need a Haptic Design Language for Wearables

FastCompany| CoDesign BETTER HAPTIC DESIGN COULD TURN SMARTWATCHES INTO SILENT UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATORS, SAYS IMMERSION’S VP OF UX CHRIS ULLRICH. There’s a disconnect between what wearables can be and what they currently are, says Chris Ullrich, who heads…
March 19, 2015

Smartwatches Bring Good Vibrations

Much like mobile phones brought about an acronym-based texting language and smartphones allowed users to communicate with emoji’s, the smartwatch is introducing a new language of its own — vibration. The idea of communicating through tactile sensations may sound…
March 15, 2015

Tech’s Next Step: Devices that Touch You Back

USA Today AUSTIN—I’m reaching out in front of me with my bare hand when I suddenly get the sensation of pushing into a force field, never mind that I’m not actually making physical contact with anything. A moment later I’m plucking and feeling invisible…
March 6, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 Roundup

SitePoint The mobile monolith that is Mobile World Congress is over for another year. I was lucky enough to get hold of a press pass and decided to spend the week in Barcelona. Soaking up the warmer weather, joining the 90,000 other attendees and preparing for the bombardment of
March 3, 2015

Digital Trends Top Tech of MWC 2015 nominees

DigitalTrends When it comes to the tech you carry every day, such as phones, tablets, and smartwatches, no show looms larger than Mobile World Congress. Tech giants like Samsung, LG, and Sony descend on Barcelona every March to show off their hottest new toys. And if you’re