After 9 years and $100,000,000, holographic storage pioneer InPhase Technologies has shut down without ever shipping a product. Their office building was also seized for non-payment of back taxes.
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Experience with a bad eSATA driver got me thinking: why do eSATA cards need drivers? PCs already have SATA drivers. Thanks to the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) it is now possible to buy driverless eSATA cards. How well do they work?
The iPad is not a notebook replacement - although many will use it that way - but the high-end of Apple's wildly successful iPhone OS (iP/OS) product line. Will it be a bridge to Mac use by millions of iP/OS users?
Apple not only unveiled a new product - the iPad - but also a new financial metric: gross margins of almost 40% that dwarf the competition. Likewise, Apple's market share and/or mindshare dominate it it's chosen markets. Will the iPad help or hinder Apple's margins and growth?
Will be the iPad be a big success? If it is, it won't be because of the storage. Because there's hardly any. And that will be a problem.
IBM and Fujifilm have demonstrated a technology that, if productized, could give us a 70 TB tape cartridge. Is tape dead - or merely sleeping?
Does stored data make you a target? Recent events underline the risk of massive data storage: the US Government's continued policy of arbitrary search and seizure of storage devices at the border; and the China-based hack attack on Google and 20 some-odd other companies. Microfiche, anyone?
You'll be hearing a lot about USB 3.0 this year. And well you should, because its potential is vast. But will system vendors step up to the plate to deliver all of USB 3's goodness?
The Blu-ray Disk Association (BDA) announced last week that your brand new Blu-ray player is already obsolete: it is incompatible with the new 3D Blu-ray spec.
The industry is shipping new 4k drives that drop the ancient 512 byte disk sector for a 4096 byte - 4k - sector. What's in it for you? And what will it do to you? Here's what you need to know.