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8 Awesome Tech Ideas That Changed Lives In 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 13:51 Hrs
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#6 Disposable Paper USB



Words on a paper communicate and give it meaning. But here’s a piece of paper that is literally communicative. A project at Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform, titled Intellipaper, has managed to insert a silicon chip and turn it into a paper USB drive. It can be used to share files, pictures and documents.



The project has many exciting applications, including a replacement to the popular QR code. Also, it addresses the growing problem of e-waste.



Read: 7 Reasons Why Intel Is Headed For Disaster



#5 Project Aims To Lighten People’s Lives, Literally



Electricity is crucial to our everyday survival in the modern world. But more than 1.5 billion people around the world do not even have access to it. Enlightening their world is the Portable Light Project. Kits are provided, at $16 a piece, which contain a rechargeable battery, a USB port, a flexible reflective panel and a high brightness LED. It is designed based on the concept of the solar panel. It provides light which is enough to carry out basic tasks such as reading or cooking.



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