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The race to figure out more efficient ways of storing the ever-increasing amount of data we generate every day is on, and researchers have developed a simple yet powerful way to dramatically increase the storage density of a DVD. How dramatic? DVDs can handle 4.7GB of storage using conventional means of burning; a group of researchers at Swinburne University say they can pack in 1,000TB (or one petabyte) on a single disc. In an article explaining the technology, the team explained that burners store data on optical discs by “burning” a string of 1s and 0s--represented by dots and performed... Read more...
Verizon is touting what they refer to as "Any Device, Any App."  They want to settle on a universal wireless technical specification that any maker of wireless devices can use to offer their goods for use on any network. Verizon asserts that the smartphone market in America is less robust than elsewhere because hardware from various **cough** Apple**cough** manufacturers is not usable across wireless services.  The carrier said version 1.0 of its specs will be released at its Open Development Device Conference beginning March 19 in New York City. It said the conference will "focus on... Read more...
Today Nvidia purchased chipset vendor, ULI. That wasn't the only purchase going on though, as GUS has purchased PriceGrabber.com. The popular online shopping site came with a $485 million dollar price tag, with profits expecting to grow by about %50 this year."GUS is now becoming almost an Internet stock rather than a retailer,'' said Stuart Fraser, a director at Brewin Dolphin Holdings, which oversees $30 billion. ``Experian is dominating the group now and this is an add-on for the Experian offering. That's where the value of the company is perceived at the moment." ... Read more...