Nokia’s range of high end smartphones might feature great hardware, but when it comes to software and operating system, the Finnish company has started to lose ground to upstarts like the iOS and Android platforms. Well, that doesn’t mean they are just going to sit there and get steamrolled over by the competition, eh? No sir, the company has already started work on a kind of stretchable electronic skin which are flexible, relying on evaporated gold as a conductor to deliver an electronic touchpad which can be stretched like a rubber band without sacrificing functionality. So far, tests have shown that it can be stretched by up to 20 per cent of its original length without suffering from any drop in performance. We can’t wait to see real world applications of such an electronic skin arrive, that’s for sure.

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