New tablet computer, PaperTab looks and feels like paper

The flexible paper-computer, developed at Kingston's Queen's University, in collaboration with UK...

The flexible paper-computer, developed at Kingston's Queen's University, in collaboration with UK based Plastic Logic and Intel Labs, may redraw the image people have of computing. (Humanmedialab.org)

Thane Burnett, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 PM ET

Introducing... paper.

Canadian and international partners on Tuesday will unveil research, allowing tablets to look like that paper you just tossed in the trash.

The flexible paper-computer, developed at Kingston's Queen's University, in collaboration with UK based Plastic Logic and Intel Labs, may redraw the image people have of computing.

A plastic touch-screen powered by an Intel Core i5 Processor, instead of using several apps or windows on a single display, the paper computer features 10 or more interactive displays or PaperTabs. But it may be a few more years before you'll get your hands on one.


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