Immersion archive

  • New touchy-feely tech will let you feel others through your phone
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    New touchy-feely tech will let you feel others through your phone

    By 21 February 2013

    Immersion, the company that makes the Samsung Galaxy S III buzz when you press the keyboard, has announced two new ideas it hopes manufacturers like Samsung will adopt over the coming year. Detailed to Pocket-lint ahead of smartphone trade show Mobile...

  • Immersion's HD Haptics show how your mobile phone will start touching you back
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    Immersion's HD Haptics show how your mobile phone will start touching you back

    By 1 March 2012

    A company by the name of Immersion has come up with a way of redefining your mobile phone and tablet touch experience. In what it's describing as HD Haptics, the company is able to give you a far more intense, controlled and precise vibration feedback...

  • Immersion wants our phones to be even more touchy feely
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    Immersion wants our phones to be even more touchy feely

    By 25 February 2010

    Immersion, the company that specializes in technologies that make your mobile phone buzz has revealed a new "HD" sensor that promises to give you more feedback than ever before. Called haptics, the company that already has their technology in over 100...

  • VIDEO: Synaptics Fuse phone interface gets demoed
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    VIDEO: Synaptics Fuse phone interface gets demoed

    By 25 January 2010

    There's been a lot of interest in Synaptics' futuristic "Fuse" interface for touch-based control of smartphones, although figuring out how it works in practice from just text and images isn't that easy. That's why we've managed to dig out a video for...

  • Synaptics Fuse phone wants you to squeeze your way around the interface
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    Synaptics Fuse phone wants you to squeeze your way around the interface

    By 8 January 2010

    Synaptics first talked to us about the "Fuse" touchphone concept in December last year, and a month on has now got a working proof of concept to show off at CES in Las Vegas. We were in the right room at the right time to have a play. The new concept...

  • Advanced Synaptics "Fuse" touchphone concept revealed
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    Advanced Synaptics "Fuse" touchphone concept revealed

    By 14 December 2009

    Known for pushing innovations in human interface solutions, Synaptic's announcement of the Fuse concept mobile phone, developed with global partners Texas Instruments, Immersion, TheAlloy, and The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), hints that the future of touch-based...

  • Immersion settles with Microsoft
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    Immersion settles with Microsoft

    By 28 August 2008

    Microsoft is $20 million better off on Wednesday after settling a court case with Immersion Corporation, the company responsible for make stuff vibrate when you touch it. In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Immersion and Microsoft have said that...

  • iPhone to get haptic touch
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    iPhone to get haptic touch

    By 28 April 2008

    It seems Apple is currently in talks with Immersion to licence haptic technology for its next-gen iPhone, if recent internet reports are to be believed. Palluxo.com reports: "A source (Apple Inc employee), who chose to remain anonymous, told us that senior...

  • Immersion's tactile touchscreen gets Korean GPS debut
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    Immersion's tactile touchscreen gets Korean GPS debut

    By 23 October 2007

    Immersion Corporation, a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has announced that a new licensee, CTT-Net of Korea, is launching the world's first personal navigation devices that use Immersion's TouchSense technology to provide tactile...

  • Sony confirms Dualshock 3 controller for PS3
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    Sony confirms Dualshock 3 controller for PS3

    By 20 September 2007

    At the Tokyo Game Show Sony president Kaz Hirai has finally officially confirmed the existence of the Dualshock 3 controller for the PS3. Although he did not mention pricing or exact availability for any territories, the Dualshock 3 will bring the much-longed...

  • Sony and Immersion settle lawsuit
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    Sony and Immersion settle lawsuit

    By 2 March 2007

    Sony and Immersion have put aside their differences and announced that rather than fight it out in the courts will join forces instead. The two companies have agreed to conclude their patent litigation at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

  • LG goes tactile with VibeTonz deal
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    LG goes tactile with VibeTonz deal

    By 26 July 2006

    The next mobile phones from LG are likely to rumble following a deal with Immersion and LG Electronics. The company behind the technology that makes the PlayStation2 controllers rumble, has just announced a new partnership with the fourth largest mobile...

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    Immersion wants to make your mobile touch sensitive

    By 4 July 2006

    Immersion, which calls itself the "vibro-tactile technology expert", has developed technology that gives you the sensation of pressing a button when you push a virtual button on a touch-screen. VibeTonz is an inexpensive and robust way of giving tactile...

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    VibeTonz set to vibrate your mobile phone

    By 18 January 2006

    Forget ring tones, forget voice tones, the next big thing according to Samsung and Orange is going to be VibeTonz. Samsung is set to launch a new phone that vibrates to music and games to immerse you into the action. Jointly developed with Immersion,...