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New Wired Wallpaper

 - Feb 13, 2008
References: tinyurl & technology.newscientist
I always like to rearrange the furniture placement and decor of my place to give it a fresh feel. However, adding or moving a wall light is a complex and expensive affair, since the wiring has to be embedded beneath the surface of the wall. Now, a wallpaper with conducting strips running through it lets you experiment an infinite variety of lighting arrangements in your house, with no expensive remedial work needed.

The wallpaper is developed by Philips, who claims that appliances such as lights and displays endowed with the right kind of conducting pins could be powered by just sticking them into the wall where the pins can make contact with the conducting strips.