Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paper-Thin, Flexible Tablet Computers

A revolutionary new tablet screen the thickness of a sheet of paper that can be twisted and dropped without damage has been revealed.
Developed by Queen’s University in Canada in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs, it could lead to revolutionary new gadgets that are virtually unbreakable - and as thin as a piece of paper.
The firm behind the screen has even shown off a radical new version of the office desk - with sheets of paper instead of screens.

It plans to launch the screen later this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
It has also shown off a concept for a new desktop - using sheets of paper for each app rather tahn a traditional screen with windows.
Instead of using several apps or windows on a single display, users have ten or more interactive displays or 'PaperTabs', with each being a different app.
They can also be used as e-books, with users simply bending the screen to turn pages.
'Using several PaperTabs makes it much easier to work with multiple documents,' says Roel Vertegaal, Director of Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab.
Photos and diagrams at the link.

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