Techcrunch: Scientists make a touch tablet that rolls and scrolls

Scientists make a touch tablet that rolls and scrolls

Research scientists at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have built a prototype touchscreen device that's neither smartphone nor tablet but kind of both - and more besides. The device, which they've christened the MagicScroll, is inspired by ancient (papyrus/paper/parchment) scrolls so it takes a rolled-up, cylindrical form factor - enabled by a flexible 7.5inch touchscreen housed in the casing.

 

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