The team plans to release USB-enabled note cards, called "DataNotes," in mid-2013
The design team at intelliPaper has patented technology that allows electronic components to be layered into a regular sheet of paper with USB contact points exposed
The paper used is about as thick as card stock, and the embedded chip can hold 8-32 MB of data
With an embedded silicon chip, intelliPaper turns an ordinary strip of paper into a working USB drive
Once it's ripped from the full sheet and folded in half, the paper can be inserted into any USB port to access the files it holds
Uploading data to a fresh card does require a special reader and some software to avoid damaging it
USB drives have become so prolific in recent years that they've become practically disposable. Now, one company has created a different type of flash drive that can literally be crumpled up and thrown in the garbage. With an embedded silicon chip, intelliPaper seamlessly turns an ordinary strip of paper into a fully functioning USB drive.
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