500GB 'DVD' unveiled

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According to the BBC, General Electric has developed a DVD-sized optical storage disc that holds 500GB of data. Using 3D optics, instead of the "2D" pit method of writing/reading data, the discs, which hold more...

TeraDisc Promises 1TB+ Optical Media

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Blu-ray and HD DVD have pushed the limits of optical storage further than anyone thought possible. But a new technology has emerged which makes Blu-ray's 50GB capacity look tiny. Mempile in Israel says it's able...

IBM Unveils Speedy Optical Chipset

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IBM has announced the manufacture of a tiny optical chipset capable of moving data at speeds of 160GB per second. A prototype of the hardware, called an optical transceiver, is scheduled to be introduced Thursday...

Super-Slim Lasers Promise to Boost Optical Disc Capacity

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Researchers at Japan's Kyoto University have recently announced a breakthrough method for shaping laser beams that could result in optical disc capacities up to ten times higher than what's current available from state-of-the-art HD DVD...

Philips Unveils World's First Blu-Ray Optical Drive

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New Drive from Philps Can Play CDs, DVDs, BDs. Royal Philips Electronics Tuesday said it would showcase the world's first commercial optical drive that can play compact discs, digital video discs and blu-ray discs at...

Neowin Does Paris, Neowin Does Optical Desktop

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Yesterday, Neowin headed off to a Microsoft hosted event in the center of Paris. 15 representatives of community MSN sites were also invited (including mess-france.com, mess.be, msgplus.net, msnfanatic.com, hardware.fr*) to see and learn about Microsoft's...

New optical disc made from paper

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Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony Corp and Toppan Printing Co Ltd have developed a new optical disc, made mostly from paper, that they say will be compatible with next-generation DVD technology. In a...

Microsoft Optical Desktop - Special Edition

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Microsoft Corp. today unveiled four new special edition hardware products: Wireless Optical Desktop Special Edition, Wireless Optical Mouse Special Edition, Optical Mouse Special Edition and MultiMedia Keyboard Special Edition. Dressed in icicle white and matte...

Wireless Optical Mouse Blue

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Thanks to xStainDx, who noticed this on sale at Shop Microsoft . Looks like Microsoft has released another series of there awesome Optical Mice, the Wireless Optical Mouse Blue. Turn your...

Cisco Sharpens Optical Focus

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Cisco Systems Inc. announced that it expanded its optical line with an offering that allows enterprises to aggregate as many as 40 data connections over a single wavelength. The Cisco ONS 15530, set...

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