Some variations of griffins
Fujitsu creates tablet that tricks you into thinking you’re feeling water, pushing buttons or stroking an alligator
The Japanese firm has developed the prototype tablet device using ultrasound vibrations to mimic a variety of textures.
These vibrations change the friction between the finger and the screen to trick the brain into thinking it’s plucking a harp, touching the skin of an alligator and more. It can also give the sensation of a slippery liquid.
Other, similar technologies change the friction between the finger and the screen using static electricity, and Fujitsu claim the use of ultrasound is a world first.
It is also a breakthrough technology because ultrasound vibrations usually need a large amount of energy to work effectively. This is the first time it’s been developed to run on smaller devices with mobile batteries.
The company claims that it can reproduce edges, ridges, protrusions and bumps as well as other sensations using its technology.
OKAY OKAY OKAY I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY FANDOMS STARTING NOW, LIKE THE SINK FANDOM AND THE TREEHOUSE FANDOM AND THE BLANKET FORT FANDOM, BUT YOU ARE ALL MISSING ONE.
BUT THEY AREN’T LIMITED TO INSIDE THE HOME
THERE ARE SECRET ROOMS FOR CARS
YOU EITHER LIKE SECRET ROOMS
OR YOU’RE WRONG
oh gee let’s go look up some reference for cherno alpha’s feet they’re so cool
ah yes how neat i see the— wait
is thAT WHAT I THINK IT IS??//? ?? ?? ?
IM SO FUCKIG NDONE WITH EVERYTHING
THEY DIDN’T NAME IT FROM CHERNIY (BLACK IN RUSSIAN)
THEY DIDN’T NAME IT FROM CHERNOBYL
SASHA AND ALEKSIS KAIDANOVSKY NAMED THEIR FUCKING ROBOT /AFTER THE RUSSIAN DEVIL HIMSELF/
Some say she’s a witch. Others know to keep their mouth shut.
I will tumbl pretty much anything involving linguists explaining Internet conventions of language usage.
This touches on something I’ve been trying to explain to hands-thrower-uppers about internet speak for close to a decade now, which is that ungrammatical trends on the intertubez aren’t a sign of deficiency or illiteracy (while linguistic conservatives and Luddites may not like it, blogging/texting/IMing are making us more literate, not less). To the contrary, they’re an example of playfulness and creativity, whether it’s the “verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence,” described in the article, or the intentional reduction of a concept to its simplest possible expression, the incorrect grammar intended to jolt the reader into recognition of its starkness (“FAIL,” before it became a cliche).
This makes so much sense to me. It’s amazing how much of the language we use on the internet is so carefully (if sometimes unconsciously) chosen to convey meaning. When we only have text to work with, we chose *emphasis*, emoticons, and wording very carefully to convey not just the words but the tone of what we’re trying to convey. “verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence” is brilliant. I can’t even.