GE Holographic Storage: the Next Optical Frontier

Americans always want bigger and better. Think Blu-Ray is the last frontier? Think again, Spock. Holographic discs may be the next breakthrough for storing information. Instead of being etched with patterns only on the surface, a holo-disc saves data throughout its interior. When the first holographic discs hit the market next year, users will need to buy expensive systems (the early adopter tax) to handle the 300GB discs. But scientists at GE Global Research are working on a laser system that can read CD, DVD and holo-discs. That system may hit the market in 2012. So be smart– don’t go out and upgrade your DVD collection to Blu-Ray just yet…  [ge]

Google Released Unlocked Version of the Android Dev Phone

By now, T-Mobile’s G1 and Kogan’s Agora were among the only mobile phones to use the Android OS. However, things are about to change because Google just released the unlocked version of the Android Dev phone making it available for users on other networks, too. It features a three-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and quad-band GSM with EDGE for data, but for … Read moreGoogle Released Unlocked Version of the Android Dev Phone

IBM ThinkPad W700 with TWO intergrated displays

You may remember that sweet Apple Tribook we showed you last week. While that laptop was just a concept, this ThinkPad by IBM is actually a reality. The IBM ThinkPad W700 has one main 17-inch screen AND an additional foldable 10.6-inch secondary display. In addition to the pretty awesome screen set-up the laptop has an Intel Core 2 Duo … Read moreIBM ThinkPad W700 with TWO intergrated displays

Celebrating 1 Billion Mice: Logitech’s 10 Best Over the Years

Last week, Logitech announced a big milestone– the peripheral giant had sold its 1,000,000,000th mouse (that’s one billion!).  How did Logitech get there, from its first mouse in 1982?  Here’s our look at the 10 Logitech mice that changed the way we use our computers… Logimouse C7 (1985) It was clunky, in a worn out looking beige … Read moreCelebrating 1 Billion Mice: Logitech’s 10 Best Over the Years

Electric Paper Airplane launcher REALLY launches your planes

Too lazy to launch your own paper airplanes? Have no fear- the electric paper airplane launcher is here! The device is powered by a single AA battery and can launch airplanes at speeds topping 30mph (you could REALLY put an eye out with one of these). The launchers are available now from Urban Outfitters for … Read moreElectric Paper Airplane launcher REALLY launches your planes