Touch feedback has been advancing rapidly of recent time, and now we’ve gotten to the stage where ultrasound can be used to create entire 3D shapes to touch and feel in thin air.
Sure, you could just download a weather app to see what conditions are like outside your front door, but where’s the fun in that? Ken Kawamoto’s Tempescope actually creates rain, clouds and simulated lightning right inside your house. It’s the ultimate push notification.
Whether it’s made of sapphire or not the display of the next iPhone is rumoured to be causing some trouble. Reuters reports that Apple suppliers are “scrambling to get enough screens ready” for the new phone as a last-minute redesign has disrupted production.