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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.
Remember Buzz? Google’s ham-handed attempt at a Twitter competitor, launched last year, remains a case study on how not to do social. We got a reminder of that today, when Google settled Federal Trade Commission privacy violation charges in connection with the service.
The best ticket in town is the one that gets you into the News Corp. CEO’s apartment for a look at his long-awaited iPad newspaper tonight. I don’t have one! But I’ve got a pretty good idea of what his guests get to gawk at.