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A week in tech, March 1-7

A roundup of all the latest tech news.
Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
ò Sony and Immersion reported the settlement of a patent dispute over the vibration technology that shakes video game controllers. The two companies also announced their decision to work together to bring the so-called rumble function back to PlayStation products. Litigation threatened to halt the Japanese company's US sales of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles, controllers and games that use Immersion's vibro-tactile technology. The patented technology contributes a sense of realism to videogame play by jolting the player's hands whenever there are gunfire, explosions, crashes or other dramatic on-screen events. Immersion sued Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America in 2002 seeking $299 million in...
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