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Paper Tablets Showcase Science Fiction Worthy Features

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CES 2013 is in full swing, and people are overwhelmed by all the incredible products being showcased. Each year it seems we are getting even closer to what we have seen for years in science fiction movies. It’s kind of fun to see how the technology industry feeds off what movie makers dream up. It’s almost like they are the idea bank for future technologies. There’s no doubt will we get some pretty insane gadgets in the future with the way things are going. The tablet is one such thing. Before they were created, we could see them being used in all kinds of science fiction movies. But today, tablets are kind of yesterday’s news. Instead, we are talking about e-paper and OLED screens. And now we are starting to hear news about paper tablets as well.

As thin as today’s tablets already are, it seems we can still do with a thinner one. The more mobile something is, the better it will fit our lifestyles, or that is at least how it seems to work these days. A new kind of paper tablet is being developed at Queen’s University in collaboration with Intel Labs and Plastic Logic. It’s an amazing piece of technology that will have anyone look forward to the future. Its features remind me of technologies showcased in movies such as Avatar and even Prometheus.

The paper tablet called PaperTab is a paper thin display which has touchscreen capabilities. It even recognizes other paper tablets placed beside it which it then connects to in order to create an even bigger screen. Moving content and data from one paper tablet to another is as simple as touching one paper tablet with another. Even paging through content is done by bending the side or the corner of the paper tablet itself. If those are not features worthy of a science fiction movie, I don’t know what is. There’s no doubt this is super exciting and could lead to even thinner, lighter and more user friendly tablets in the future. Just like Samsung’s Yuom, which I wrote about yesterday, the bendable paper tablets will certainly spawn some incredibly groundbreaking products in the near future. Behold and be amazed.

PaperTab – Paper Tablets With Sci-Fi Worthy Features

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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

One Comment

Harold Gardner

January 11th, 2013

That is some exciting stuff. I really want to visit CES before it dies off, but your reports are a really great; while I am home.

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