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Plastic Logic Papertab

iPads are just so...rigid - right? What the world needs is a tablet you can shove in a bag without worrying about it, read like a magazine and - potentially - wear as part of your clothing. The Papertab is made entirely from plastic, uses an e-ink display like a Kindle, and as you can see, is pretty flexible. This year the Cambridge company demonstrated the first full-colour prototypes, with resolutions approaching HD levels.

The greatest innovations of 2013

17 December 2013

'Where's my hoverboard?!' is the perennial cry of tech futuregazers the world over. And so it will remain, as another year ends without the invention of a Back to the Future-esque flying skateboard. Technology is, somehow, never as good as we want it to be. But there are legions of clever, dedicated and enormously ambitious people working non-stop to improve our lives with gadgets. Here are ten of this year's greatest innovations, from giants like Google to home-spun startups. One day, all this will be yours.

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