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Last year Esquire magazine made headlines by putting on its newsstand covers a miniature e-paper display, much like the one on the Amazon Kindle. It didn't do a whole lot: The small display simply repeated a message ("The future is now") before running out of power three months later.


Fun experiment, but arguably more of a gimmick than anything worth repeating -- at least until e-paper can be used to create an affordable and portable complete magazine on a regular basis.


Now the magazine Entertainment Weekly is upping the ante. With its September 18 issue, EW will embed a video advertisement in select issues of the magazine as part of an ad for both Pepsi Max and CBS's fall prime-time TV lineup.


How are they pulling that off? The tiny video display, developed by Americhip, is 2.7 millimeters thick, has a 320 x 240 pixel resolution, and a battery that offers a little over an hour of running time. If an hour of watching little Pepsi ads isn't enough, you can even recharge the battery via USB and watch them all over again. Storage built into the display can pack in about 40 minutes of video.




Imagine the implications of taking such a "device" and allowing it to pull content from wifi portals. You could watch "streaming" content from your magazine :D

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