A new e-reader from Plastic Logic has a much bigger screen than the Sony Reader or the Amazon Kindle–8.5 by 11 inches. The screen’s backplane is plastic instead of glass, with circuitry deposited using Plastic Logic’s proprietary process, so it doesn’t require much protection: the device is only about a quarter-inch thick. The screen itself is plastic, too, which makes it extremely durable, and it’s touch sensitive: the user turns the page by swiping the screen with a finger.
Courtesy of Plastic Logic
Product: Plastic Logic Reader
Cost: Competitive with existing readers, which range from $350 to $850
Company: Plastic Logic
Other products in this section:
Technology is changing. Are you keeping up?
Discover the latest in emerging tech at EmTech MIT.
Google just gave control over data center cooling to an AI
In a first, Google is trusting a self-taught algorithm to manage part of its infrastructure.
This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it
Last August, 50 employees at Three Square Market got RFID chips in their hands. Now 80 have them.
Fake America great again
Inside the race to catch the worryingly real fakes that can be made using artificial intelligence.