The Morning After: ‘5D’ storage could fit 500TB on a CD size

Blu-rays are so done. Using high-speed lasers, researchers have created new data storage technology that could write and store 500 TB of data on a CD-size glass disk. 5D storage technology has higher write speeds that can enable large archiving projects. Each file uses three layers of nanoscale dots. The size, orientation and position of the dots within the three standard dimensions constitute the five “dimensions”.

This type of optical storage is not, but there were problems in the past, especially slow write speeds. The new technology has accelerated this process significantly, to around 230 KB per second. And yes, it sounds pretty slow, but it can provide a way to back up data, essentially forever. It has been estimated that the storage medium could withstand temperatures up to 1,000 degrees C and last 13.8 billion years at room temperature without degrading.

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Fun, but pushes the boundaries of technology.


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So what is it? Well, it’s basically a little puck-shaped computer dedicated to remixing Kanye’s latest album. By using it, you can change the volume on or tracks in the songs on Donda. For example, if you are wondering how “Off the Grid” would sound as instrumental, you can simply turn down the vocals. Terrence O’Brien reluctantly tested it.

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All the benefits of AirPods with a more comfortable design.


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Thanks to some early tips in iOS 15.1, Beats’ latest earphones are hardly a surprise. The company officially debuted its latest model: the $ 200 Beats Fit Pro. With a similar design to Studio Buds, which arrived earlier this year, this new pair offers active noise reduction (ANC) along with almost all the features of Apple’s third generation AirPods. Its shape seals your ear so that ANC and transparency are accessible. The bass levels are plentiful without overwhelming for a sound profile that is noticeably better than Beats’ previous model. Our headphone expert Billy Steele seems to like them.

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Although Black Friday is over three weeks away, some major retailers are. Among them is Amazon, which has lowered the prices of its own devices. One of the products you can save on at the moment is, which is $ 40 off. , meanwhile, is on sale for (usually $ 110).

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Star Wars’ most famous bounty hunter is here.



Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) is now Tatooine’s criminal. The trailer shows Fett and his partner, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen, repeating his role from ), which governs the underworld of the desert planet. The show is set to arrive in late December.

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And you do not have to spend a fortune to buy a good one.

If you are considering getting a laptop or tablet as a gift, you have a wealth of options. In the latest round of hardware from Intel, Apple, AMD and NVIDIA, all of our portable devices have become steadily faster and more efficient. We also have wildcards, just as the cheapest iPad or laptops now have almost all the power from their desktop siblings. And with the advent of Windows 11, it’s a perfect time to give someone a smart PC upgrade. Senior editor Devindra Hardawar, our go-to laptop guy, lists the best options.

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Apple is also working on the same feature for its watch.

Apple plans to unveil a feature called crash detection for both iPhones and watches, according to one report. The feature would reportedly use sensors like the accelerometer built into Apple devices. Apple has reportedly been working on this for several years, testing it using real-world data.

Years ago, Google introduced a similar feature to Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 via its Personal Safety app that can detect when you’ve been in a car accident and alert emergency services. Even GM has been offering it for years in its cars with OnStar and recently introduced collision detection for smartphones via the OnStar Guardian app.

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