New foldable technologies built with Shape-Memory Alloy remember different forms, and could radically change laptops, PDAs and a slew of other consumer electronics devices.
Imagine a folding motherboard, or a display that you roll up like a sheet of paper to stow away, and then when you release a switch, it snaps back to its open position. Or how about a window shade-style pull-down display with a wireless NIC and integrated CPU – a thin client so cheap, you could have a bunch of them tucked away around your house? Now before you tell me to back off on my medication, read on, because these technologies are a lot closer than you think.
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