Disney develops algorithm for rendering 3D tactile features on touch surfaces

A person sliding a finger across a topographic map displayed on a touch screen can feel the bumps and curves of hills and valleys, despite the screen's smooth surface, with the aid of a novel algorithm created by Disney Research, Pittsburgh for tactile rendering of 3D features and textures.

iOS 6 adds new Facebook features and mapping

As expected, Apple's launching its own mapping solution with iOS 6, ditching Google Maps in the process.