Items tagged with holographic technology

No, you haven’t joined the Avengers or boarded the USS Enterprise. Real-life holography is coming to consumers very soon. BMW will debut its HoloActive Touch floating in-car virtual touch screen at CES 2017. The HoloActive Touch is a free-floating, touch sensitive display that shows drivers information such as music and navigation. The display is located to the right of the driver’s steering wheel and is operated by using finger gestures. A camera detects the driver’s hand movements and registers where the fingers are positioned. A pulse is emitted and the function of the “button” is performed, once the fingers make contact with the virtual control surfaces. The driver does not interact with... Read more...
Researchers at GE have made a major breakthrough in holographic storage technology that will help to usher in the next generation of optical storage. The researchers have developed a DVD-size disc that can hold 500GB of data. This is roughly equivalent to the capacity of 20 single-layer Blu-ray discs, 100 DVDs, or the hard drive of a desktop computer. GE’s discs use a recording technique called micro-holographic storage, which is an optical format similar to DVDs and Blu-ray discs. What’s unique about holographic storage is that it has the ability to use the entire volume of the disc material to store data. Today’s optical storage discs store information only on the surface of a disc. With holographic... Read more...