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Two recent developments—a plastic processor and printed memory—show that computing doesn’t have to rely on inflexible silicon.
Graphene devices could make extremely sensitive sensors and superfast electronic switches for consumer electronics.
The trick reduces sensor power consumption and extends their range.
Implantable devices work in diabetic pigs for over a year–human tests could be next.
Belkin buys Zensi, which makes sensors to track domestic energy and water usage.
Fatal disasters might be averted if existing tech was more fully deployed.
Networking sensors attached to taxis could ease the hunt for street parking.