Saturday, September 1, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Features: 5 Reasons Why the New Larger Screen Could Be a Game-changer

from /

>>5) Advanced Haptics: This feature may be a long-shot to make it to the iPhone 5, but if Apple managed to pull this one off, this next iPhone could be the best smartphone experience ever created.
By making the phone's screen process thinner and stronger, Apple could potentially implement one of its patents for a new haptics feedback system, which would allow users to physically interact with their content by touching it -- an experience which would be accomplished with sensors and actuators working simultaneously.
Apple's multi-tiered system is extremely sophisticated: Using several layers of elastic screens stacked on top of each other, Apple's screen can produce 3D buttons or objects to interact with, as well as give texture to images, like topographical maps, but only when they're needed. This technology is currently being explored by another company, Tactus Technology, which created a video to explain how it all works.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 and A2107 Hands-On: Haptic Feedback, Great Widgets


>> Our favorite feature of the IdeaTab S2109 is its haptic feedback. Where most Android phones provide a pleasant but optional tactile buzz as you type and hit navigation buttons, most Android tablets lack this functionality. With the IdeaTab 2109, it’s on by default, giving users a better simulation of a real keyboard as they type on a virtual one.

Bob Heubel is a haptic technology evangelist with IMMR


>> Bob Heubel is a haptic technology evangelist with Immersion Corporation. He specializes in helping game developers implement feedback effects that players can literally feel, adding touch to the sights and sounds of gaming on smartphones and tablets. Heubel put his mobile device down just long enough to answer Five Questions.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Direct Edge to Relocate Disaster Recovery Facilities to Equinix CH4 Data Center in Chicago

Build Out to be Completed in the 4th Quarter of 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug 30, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Direct Edge(R), one of the world's leading equities exchange operators, announces it has signed an agreement with Equinix, Inc. EQIX +0.86% , a provider of global data center services, to re-locate the disaster recovery facilities for EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange to Equinix's Chicago 4 (CH4) International Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) data center. Scheduled to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013, Direct Edge anticipates the new site will enhance its business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities by providing geographic diversity in the event of a disruption that impacts its primary facility at the Equinix NY4 data center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
"Continuous operation in even the most difficult of circumstances is a core pillar of investor confidence," said Saro Jahani, Chief Information Officer for Direct Edge. "Not only is the Equinix CH4 site a world-class data center already used by many of our members, its location will complement Direct Edge's primary facility by providing geographic diversity in the event of broad unavailability of our New Jersey facilities. Equinix has been a valued partner of Direct Edge since before the launch of our exchanges in 2010, and we are honored to expand our relationship with them."
"Equinix is pleased to provide Direct Edge with the redundancy, security, and connectivity it requires to deliver the performance and support its members demand," said John Knuff, general manager, global financial services at Equinix. "Direct Edge has access to a rich ecosystem of trading participants and connectivity options inside its primary deployment at NY4, and with its expansion to CH4 market participants in Chicago will have access to Direct Edge locally."
Direct Edge currently uses a data center facility in Clifton, N.J., as the DR site for the backup facilities of the EDGA and EDGX Exchanges. A detailed migration and implementation schedule will be distributed to members and trading participants in due course. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

National Securities - PANL

from Barrons: 

>>Update: In an update to the note, Liu states that for touch-feedback technology maker Immersion (IMMR), “For Immersion, this may be a positive for the company. The Apple-Samsung verdict sends a strong message about patent infringement.”