THE DEVELOPMENT of sophisticated electronic devices embedded within every-day objects would be a priority of the oncoming Sixth Framework Programme of EU research, under detailed plans being drawn up by the European Commission. Speaking at an IST information day in Brussels, information society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen said that the studies would assist a "radical shift from the current PC based systems and from the keyboard, mouse and screen towards almost invisible technology of natural and effortless use." He said that the Commission ...

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