Compared to other, more modern storage mediums, optical discs are terrible. They're big, they're fragile, and they're hard to access. You may not agree, and neither does GE: they've just developed a commercial micro-holographic storage technology that can fit 500 gigs on an optical disc.
Backing up your data is always a compromise between resiliency and accessibility. LaCie's new CloudBox manages to seamlessly do both, which would be awesome if only it wasn't so ridiculously expensive.
There's a physical limit to the number of magnetic bits that you can stuff onto a given area on a traditional hard drive, and we're pretty close to it right now. For hard drives to get bigger without getting, you know, bigger, we're going to have to get creative, and one research team has done this by taking hard drives into the third dimension.
Keeping track of all your different passwords can be quite a task, so this little device gives you a handy place where you can store them all, completely independently from your computer or phone.
You probably have about a hundred trillion different microorganisms living in your gut right now, which is ten times the number of cells in your body. These microorganisms help keep you alive, but researchers have figured out how to get them to store your porn collection at the same time.
Video game consoles these days sure do end up cluttering your living room up. With four controllers, some fake instruments and any number of other peripherals, it ends up being a huge chore just keeping your space tidy. That's why I like the Level Up tower, which keeps all your gaming detritus nice and organized for you.
This graph illustrating the price of memory and storage over the last 55 years, done by John C. McCallum over at MIT, has a pretty distinct trend. It makes me want to travel back in time with a handful of flash drives so I could make enough money to retire.
Today Netgear unveils the Stora, a media server that enables simple sharing of photos, videos and music over the Web. It's essentially a Pogoplug clone with a huge hard drive, with a few tricks thrown in like easy sharing on...
We already thought the Eye Fi Wi-Fi SD card was so good it seemed like it was dropped upon us by an advanced alien civilization. Now the company's made it even better, speeding up the new Pro X2 with Wireless...
Want something no one else has? This traditional Japanese hand-held fan — also known as a sensu — should do the trick. That's because it's also a USB memory stick that holds a whopping 16GB, which sounds pretty good for...