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May 24, 2017
University of Surrey wins award to help revolutionize paper technology
Surrey UK (SPX) May 24, 2017
The University of Surrey's Professor David Frohlich has won Pounds 1.17m funding from the Digital Economy programme, to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to "interact" with printed materials like Harry Potter portraits. The project is called "Next generation paper" and will develop a new form of paper with hyperlinks to the web. Readers will be able to obtain related information on nearby digital devices, just by turning a page or touching the surface of paper document ... read more

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Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce
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CMU researchers create touchpads with a can of spray paint
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Snap shares hammered after $2.2 bn loss
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'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes
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Macau launches facial recognition checks at ATMs
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Amazon leads surging connected speakers market: survey
Amazon has grabbed more than two-thirds of the fast-growing market in the US for connected speakers with its family of Alexa-powered Echo devices, a survey showed Monday. ... more
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Nearly half of all commercial aircraft to be connected by 2021
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Apple jumps to lead wearable computing with smartwatch
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Tablet market extends slide as consumer habits shift
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Facebook adding 3,000 people to screen out violent content
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Satellite service boosting special flight operations
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Samsung, Apple keep top spots; Brits shun eBooks
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