If I made this up, no one would believe me. Now, thanks to a brand new device, you can now kiss someone long-distance even if they aren't within a thousand miles of Idaho.

This - ahem - thing is called "Kissinger". I'll let the official website explain how this works.

High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner's lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner's kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

Yes, real scientists sat in a room and came up with this. I have to wonder how much data a "kiss" would use on your mobile plan.

There's no price that's been announced for this amazing breakthrough of modern medicine. If you're desperate enough to put a lip-lock on your phone, you'll more than likely be willing to pay whatever this company is asking.

Just be glad that this does not come with a pretend tongue - yet.