Apple has been awarded a series of new patents -- including three related to improving a device's waterproofing, coloring titanium for use in building devices, and using haptic feedback for distinguishable notifications.
Another patent surfaced describing a haptic feedback element for the Surface Pen. It follows a patent revealed last week for a touch-capable retention clip. Microsoft clearly has big plans for its little touch-capable stylus.
Debuting as part of the credit card company's global advertising campaign celebrating the Olympic Winter Games, Visa's new sound, animation, and haptic cues will let customers know when they complete a transaction.
Redux, a startup, has designed tiny microphones that turn a phone's screen into a high-quality speaker -- and deliver tactile haptic touches in software that supports it. It could eliminate the need for exposed speakers and buttons.
Using millimeter wave radar sensors, Guidesense can detect obstacles in the environment -- including thin branches and bushes -- and relay that information back to the wearer via haptic and audio feedback.
Tanvas, a Chicago, Illinois-based startup, unveiled its TanvasTouch technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It delivers a versatile new form of haptic feedback designed to more closely mimic a variety of textures.
One drawback of robotic surgery? Surgeons can't feel their way through an operation and have to rely solely on sight. The creators behind a new robotic system called HeroSurg hope to restore haptic feedback for surgeons to make robotic…