New Origami Trick: Turn Paper Into a Functional Phone

“I recently held a working prototype of the new phone–about the size of a credit card–and listened to the ringing at the other end, marveling at the quality of the audio transmitted through the combination earpiece and microphone. And when my call was done, I unwrapped one of the phones like a roll of toilet tissue to examine its unusual innards.”

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