Q:

What is haptic feedback?

A:

Quick Answer

Haptic technology, also known as haptics, is a tactile feedback technology that recreates the feeling of touch by applying forces and vibrations to the user's hand or fingers. This technology is most commonly used in smartphones and tablets to give feedback to the user upon prompting an action.

 Know More

Full Answer

Haptic devices use tactile sensors that are integrated into the device to sense the force of touches from the user. The technology eases the creation and control of virtual objects and enhances the remote control of machines and devices. The name comes from the Greek word "haptikos," which means "pertaining to the sense of touch."

Learn more about Mobile

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you use a Kindle?

    A:

    Use a Kindle by turning on the unit and manipulating the home and arrow buttons or the touch screen to navigate to the Amazon bookstore. Choose the books you want to read, purchase your selections, and begin reading.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Life360?

    A:

    Life360 is a mobile app that lets family members and friends keep in touch with each other via the app's features, such as built-in messaging, location tracking and automated alerts. It is available as a free download for the Android, iOS and Windows Phone mobile platforms.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is 4G technology, and why is it more useful than 3G?

    A:

    4G technology is the fourth generation of networking protocols that govern the flow of data for cell phones via the Internet. The main advantage that 4G technology has over 3G is the improved data transfer, with download speeds being up to 10 times faster.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does 3G stand for?

    A:

    According to About.com, 3G stands for the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology. The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched by NTT DoCoMo in May 2001; the first commercial 3G network was also launched by NTT DoCoMo several months later, in October 2001.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore