Future Links CW 15 – Future Technologies Edition

This week’s future links summarize the latest developments in the field of future technologies. This is why we gathered news about memory devices, curved desktops, inkjet-printed tattoos, transparent touchpads and Bixby, Samsung’s new digital assistant.

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Memory Devices from University of Exeter: Ultrafast, Flexible and Transparent

Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new technique enabling the production of quick and small high-capacity memory devices. Using a hybrid of graphene oxide and titanium oxide, their devices can be produced eco-friendly and at low cost. This makes them a more adaptable alternative to ‘flash memory’. The researchers are convinced that their invention has the potential to revolutionize how data is stored and bring flexible electronics to a new level.

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HP’s New Curved Desktop Comes Packed With Many Features

The updated Envy Curved from HP features a 34-inch display, and goes along with HP’s new two-volume-design language. The chromed display neck is among its most eye-catching design elements. As an all-in-one desktop computer, the HP Envy Curved offers a broad of connectivity ports. Thanks to its ability to connect external hardware, the curved display can also be used as a monitor. The base of the desktop even allows charging compatible smartphones by placing them on its top.

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drupa Blog Article: Goodbye Wearable, Hello Inkjet-Printed Tattoo!

A team of Japan’s Waseda University reported an important milestone by printing electronic wiring onto ultra-thin sheets of a flexible elastomeric. These electronic tattoos can be easily printed with everyday inkjet printers, making them affordable and accessible. The printing of the conductive silver lines works in the same way as the production of energy storing devices. Supplemented by a self-adhesive film.

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Transparent Touchpad Detects Touch While Bent or Stretched

Researchers from University of British Columbia are now one step closer to create advanced wearable touch screens. For the first time they have succeeded in making a transparent, touch-sensitive electronic device that can detect touch while it is being bent or stretched. The new device is based on a water-laden hydrogel embedded in silicon rubber. When approaching this gel, it interacts with the generated electric field. So far, the scientist were able to produce a touchpad of about 1.2 inches.

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Bixby, Samsung’s New Digital Assistant

There is more to Bixby, Samsung’s new digital assistant, than just its voice recognition function. The digital assistant understands context, so users can interact with it. Its developers used deep learning technology to create Bixby. Important for that is the thumbs-up and thumbs-down function allowing the evaluation of the communication. In total, Bixby has four smart functions: voice, vision, reminders and recommendations.

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