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Monday, April 27, 2009

Read About GE's Micro-Holographic Technology

Wow! Talk about a cool new storage solution. Today GE introduced a new disc technology that is capable of storing up to 500 gigabytes of information on a single disc. By comparison, the largest capacity Blue-ray discs can only hold 50 gigabytes of information. And while the technology is aimed mainly at the archiving industry for now, GE says it will also be introduced to the consumer market. The breakthrough is the result of GE finding ways to get more reflectance from the surface of micro-holographic surfaces which enables storage of a larger capacity of data (and don't hold your breath waiting for me to explain that, because I can't). According to a GE spokesman: "The day when you can store your entire high definition movie collection on one disc and support high resolution formats like 3D television is closer than you think.'' Fantastic! That means I can get rid of all the DVD boxes and have my bookcases back again. And think about your digital photo collections: you can store years (maybe a lifetime's) worth of photos on a single disc. Read about the breakthrough, eventually it will change all of our lives.

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