X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

PaperTab Thin and Flexible Tablet: Paper 2.0

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

In the future, we may not have any problems with carrying even full-sized tablets in our pockets because they’ll be as portable as plain old paper, as shown in this prototype technology called PaperTab. It was developed by Intel, Plastic Logic and Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab.

papertab-thin-flexible-tablet

The PaperTab uses Plastic Logic’s flexible high-resolution 10.7″ electrostatic display, a flexible touchscreen and a Core i5 CPU. Like paper documents, PaperTab is meant to be used in groups. Each tablet is meant to run a single app, but users can also put multiple units together to form a big interactive display. Instead of just using gestures, users interact with the PaperTab by bending its portions. Transferring media and apps from one PaperTab to another is accomplished with a simple tap.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we actually end up with tablets this thin and bendy in the future. But I think having one app per device is a step backwards, and I wouldn’t want a permanently dog-eared and crumpled tablet. Then again the technology is in it’s very early stages so it’s too early to comment on its practicality anyway.

[Human Media Lab via Smarter Planet]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Apostle (Trailer)

Apostle (Trailer)

Eagle Creek Money Belt

Eagle Creek Money Belt

PlayStation Classic

PlayStation Classic

Advertisement
Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record

Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept Is an Observatory on Wheels

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading