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...

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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