Eric Johnson

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Bzzt! No, Wait, Buzzzzz. Immersion Opens Up Its Library of Haptic Effects.

It’s not going to rock your world, but a new app might subtly nudge it. Immersion, a publicly traded designer of haptic vibrations that can be integrated into hardware and software, has published a free app to showcase its mobile SDK’s library of more than 100 effects for Android games. Haptic Muse will be only a curiosity for non-Android developers, but the user-friendly “map” design is aimed at showing off how well different types of vibrations work in the context of different types of games.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work