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Photos: HP's stick-on memory spot

Computer the size of a shirt button sticks on photos, documents and cards.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor
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Memory Spot

Memory Spot, a technology devised by the research division of Hewlett-Packard, is a self-contained storage device with a radio and processor that sticks to photos, documents or cards. The device is about the same size as a shirt button, but thinner. Here is a memory spot in a card.

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On a card

A Memory Spot on a card, and the photo that is preserved on the actual device.

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On a wristband

A Memory Spot on a hospital wristband. The spot could contain a patient's medical record. Because data can be rewritten, a doctor or nurse could update the records on a visit.

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Data on a Spot

Howard Taub at HP Labs shows off the data contained in the Memory Spot on a wristband.

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Pencil comparison

A Twiggy-like fashion shot featuring a memory spot surrounded by pencils.

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