"Electronic Ink" debuts in Sony LIBRIe e-Book Reader
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Another technology breakthrough is currently making its way into the Japan electronics market, called the LIBRIe, an e-book reader from Sony. Utilizing an "electronic ink" technology which resulted from a collaborative effort of Sony, Phillips, E Ink, and Toppan Printing of Japan, these devices can store up to 10,000 pages of printed material in a flexible, black-and-white sheet of plastic substrate which only requires power when changing the displayed content. Sometimes referred to as "digital paper", a bank of four "AAA" batteries will retain the content of approximately 500 books, with power only being consumed at the turn of a page. Future applications of this technology hold great promise for paper-intensive businesses such as real estate, as well as a whole new era of convenient access to large volumes of data in a portable, accessible format. Good stuff!
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