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Queen’s University team designs bendable computer that it sees replacing paper | CanadianBusiness.com

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TORONTO – A research team at Queen’s University has entered the race to slim down tablets and smartphones with a plastic, flexible prototype that’s just about paper thin. The Kingston, Ont.-based school’s Human Media Lab has unveiled a type of e-paper technology nicknamed the PaperPhone, which is described as a bendable iPhone. The device measures in at 9.5 centimetres diagonally and its electronics are housed in a thin, flexible film that can be rolled up. It has a grayscale E Ink screen — which looks like the display on Amazon’s Kindle e-reader — and has a few applications that can make phone calls, play music, read ebooks and maps. Rather than using buttons or touchscreen controls, the plastic device responds to different bends. Commands are triggered by bending the corners of the device, or rolling the right edge backward or forward. Users can also use a stylus to write on the screen.

via Queen’s University team designs bendable computer that it sees replacing paper | CanadianBusiness.com.

Strange Random Computer Quote:

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. – E. W. Dijkstra

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