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2008-12-17 05:30:00

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 17, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has obtained a license from Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq: IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, to apply Immersion's TouchSense(R) technology on electronic controls in vehicles. The agreement enables Visteon to apply technology that maximizes the sense of touch in electronic controls in vehicles, similar to what consumers experience...

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2008-03-17 13:25:00

Effect most pronounced for those who do not usually like to touch things while shoppingDoes coffee in a flimsy cup taste worse than coffee in a more substantial cup? Firms such as McDonalds and Starbucks spend millions of dollars every year on disposable packaging, but a new study from the April issue of the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that trying to skimp in this area might not be worth it "“ and may negatively impact consumers' perceptions of taste and quality. In a series...

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2008-03-04 04:35:00

NSF makes Carnegie Mellon invention available to more researchers PITTSBURGH"” Computers, long used as tools to design and manipulate three-dimensional objects, may soon provide people with a way to sense the texture of those objects or feel how they fit together, thanks to a haptic, or touch-based, interface developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Unlike most other haptic interfaces that rely on motors and mechanical linkages to provide some sense of touch or force feedback, the...