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In a new video, Disney Research explains how it is working on a new process called "rendering 3D tactile features on touch surfaces". The technique combines electro vibration and Disney's... own algorithm to make for a tactile 3D screen which allows human hands to feel the textures or even the shape of an object displayed on screen.

The firm’s video on the tactile display provid...

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“It was interesting to viewers, but not essential,” said Albert Cheng, executive VP at ABC-owned Disney Digital.

And when engagement did happen it took away from people’s... attention on the show’s story. “Second screen becomes a distraction,” Cheng said at the Next TV Summit in San Francisco. “It’s not a game that we want to be in." ...

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It’s believed to be first time any major broadcaster has live-streamed its programming. ABC said that in addition to Apple devices, it plans to support other phones and tablets in the coming months.

The... move is more than a technology issue for broadcasters who have to secure the necessary rights from programming providers.

But now having done that, ABC will be able to stream all of its stations’ local ne...