In Brief

Former Google techies invent the first textable 'HUG' driven by vibrations

HUG is an interactive app that sends hugs to loved ones from a distance.

Whether you’re a romantic away from your loved one for a semester overseas, or a grandparent with the little ones on an opposite coast, long-distance relationships just got easier. Brothers and former Google employees Petter and Kaspar Prinz noticed that the most written “word” via text and chat in 2014 was not a word, but the emoji of a heart.

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