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Flexible Keyboard Rolls Up for Easy Storage

Written on December 14, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Qii is a full-sized keyboard made of thin, transparent film

The Qii is a full-sized QWERTY keyboard made of a flexible material. It can be easily rolled up for easy storage. It is made of a thin and transparent film, that has a flexible touch sensor which allows users to type in any surface.

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Glass Disk Can Be Used to Store Data For Centuries

Written on September 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Hitachi has invented a glass disk that is a waterproof and fireproof data storage

Popular Japanese brand, Hitachi, has created a glass disk that can be used to store data. Since the disk is fireproof, chemical and radiation resistant and waterproof, the data could be preserved for centuries, unless the glass is broken.

The glass disk is made of quartz glass. It is only 2cm square and 0.2cm thick. The glass makes use of technology that relies on layers of dots to store data in binary form. The data stored in the storage chip can be deciphered with a microscope.

Hitachi plans to make the technology available in museums, goverments and companies who are interested to invest in a resilient data storage.

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Foldable Keyboard Makes Smartphone Typing Easy

Written on August 10, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The NFC Keyboard is a foldable keyboard that doesn't need to charged or plugged and can last up to 3-5 years

Japanese electronics firm, Elecom together with Norwegian company, One2Touch are set to launch an NFC-enabled keyboard that is compatible with smartphones.

The NFC keyboard only measures 34cm and is made of silicone. It is also waterproof, foldable and wireless. It does not need to be charged or plugged to your device because it features a built-in battery.

The gadget is said to last at least 3-5 years on internal power, with typical use. However, the user has to replace the keyboard, once it runs out of power.

The foldable NFC keyboard is quite expensive because it currently retails for 18,690 yen (around $240).

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