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Wacom & E Ink develop pen-input ePaper displays

Wacom & E Ink develop pen-input ePaper displays

Digitizer specialists Wacom and e-paper manufacturers E Ink have announced a deal that will see the former's digital ink technology incorporated into the latter's low-power, paper-like electronic displays.  It will open up the market for eBooks and newspapers that can be annotated and those notes stored and exchanged.  The pair are describing the development as "the ultimate vision of an interactive piece of paper."

Delphi to use E Ink SDC for long-range wireless keyfob

Delphi to use E Ink SDC for long-range wireless keyfob

Car manufacturer Delphi will be one of the first to use a new "segmented display cell" (SDC) from Manufacturer E Ink, which promises simple, clear displays that are both paper-thin and require minimal battery power. E Ink currently supplies the e-paper displays for Sony's Reader and Amazon's Kindle eBooks; however these new SDC panels are even thinner, have 180-degree viewing angles and can be produced in non-rectangular shapes (or even have holes in them). Delphi will use the SDC in a wireless bi-directional keyfob.

Edible Ink: Print, Flavor, and Eat

Edible Ink: Print, Flavor, and Eat

Be hip, be posh, hang out at the avant-garde, and eat some paper. Heck, eat your menu if you’d like. The Moto Restaurant, Chicago, serves innovative cuisine using a modified Canon i560 printer as an oven. Using edible ink and edible paper, they print out images of food, then flavor the printed paper by dipping them in various condiments, and then bake or fry them to your liking. And yes, you really can eat the menu. What better than to taste something first before you order it. So just rip off the picture from the menu and take a bite. Yum.

Edible Ink [Via: Designboom]

Apple talks Apple Watch heart rate monitoring and tattoos

Apple talks Apple Watch heart rate monitoring and tattoos

Apple Watch is as good a smartwatch as we’ve seen enter the market, but like all gadgetry — it’s not without its quirks. The latest head-scratcher has been reports that Apple Watch won’t give an accurate reading of your heart rate when over a tattoo. To clarify just how their heart rate monitor works, Apple has created a page dedicated to walking us through the Apple Watch sensor hardware, and best practises for getting an accurate reading. They’ve also clarified that some tattoos may interfere with Apple Watch when it comes to reading your heart rate.

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LG G4 hands-on: Quantum physics, leather and a smarter camera

LG G4 hands-on: Quantum physics, leather and a smarter camera

There’s never been a tougher time to introduce a new smartphone, but LG thinks it has a hit on its hands with the new LG G4 for 2015. Building on last year’s G3 with a better camera, more high-quality materials, and a cleaner Android install, it may have a vaguely nonsensical tagline - “See the great. Feel the great” - but marketing hyperbole can usually be forgiven if the device lives up to expectations. I spent some time with the G4 to see why LG is talking Quantum Mechanics and movie theaters for its new flagship.

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Apple Watch Diary – Getting to know you

Apple Watch Diary – Getting to know you

iPhone was hotly-rumored before 2007; iPad a frequent topic of debate prior to 2010; but it’s hard to argue that Apple Watch, reaching consumers’ wrists today, is the most controversial of Apple’s recent line-up. Even before Tim Cook & Co. announced the wearable in September last year, the pros and cons of an iOS-powered companion for your iPhone were splitting party lines, and that debate hasn’t eased any in the months between then and release. Now, though, the waiting is over. The preorders are arriving. And Apple Watch needs to prove to us it’s worth a spot on our arm.

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Three things to know about popSlate

Three things to know about popSlate

E-paper isn’t new, but slapping a sheet of it on the back of your iPhone is, with popSlate confident not only that its case is the best around for Apple’s smartphone, but that it can build a social network around it. They’re ambitious plans, but enough to persuade crowdfunding backers to part with more than $200k two years ago. Still, there are some things to consider before you wallpaper your iPhone with E Ink.

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Kobo Glo HD wants to speed Kindle Voyage’s final journey

Kobo Glo HD wants to speed Kindle Voyage’s final journey

Kobo is looking to spank Amazon where it hurts, launching the Kobo Glo HD ereader with the same e-paper display as the Kindle Voyage, but dramatically undercutting it on price. Set to hit shelves from May 1st, the Glo HD uses E Ink's 300dpi Carta panel, just as the Voyage does, for smooth text and monochrome images. However, whereas the Voyage will set you back upwards of $199.99 depending on whether you mind Amazon subsidizing it by showing you adverts, Kobo will be asking just $129.99 for the Glo HD.

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iPad stays strange with INKO: electric ink and tatooed leather

iPad stays strange with INKO: electric ink and tatooed leather

Straight from the crew at Appropriate Audiences, the iPad cover/keyboard known as INKO uses electric ink to create a unique approach to tapping out sentences. This piece of equipment functions as a cover for the iPad as well as a full-functioning keyboard and is made primarily of leather. Standard ink was applied to the inside to create a keyboard with a 3D printer hacked to be a tattooing machine - a marvel in and of itself. Under the hood, electric paint makes circuits and sensors on leather to make for a truly odd piece of work.

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Voltera brings the convenience of printing to circuit boards

Voltera brings the convenience of printing to circuit boards

Compared to a few years ago, the modern day maker seen have become rather simpler, faster, and more efficient, with the rise of cheap programmable boards to the popularity of 3D printing. Despite that, printing a circuit board is still mostly done the old fashioned way. Either you make it yourself with dangerous chemicals or wait weeks for a fab house to get back to you. Voltera wants to revolutionize even this part of the DIY process by providing a printer that can print out circuit boards in no time.

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