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ICYMI: Best VR ride, screen buttons that re-form and more

Kerry Davis, @mskerryd
September 24, 2015
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Today on In Case You Missed It: A haptic controller for gaming that works with the muscles in the user's arms to both give feedback and guide touch is fully funded on Kickstarter, and still available for $212. Staying on theme, this prototype virtual reality set-up centers a seat for a human in the middle of eight steel cables that all move independently, delivering the most lifelike experience for gaming in VR yet. Meanwhile researchers in Germany invented a thin layer of gel that sits on top of a touchscreen and forms into a button while mildly heated. This would create on-demand, real feel buttons.

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