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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald