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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik