Month: April 2018

A well-constructed defense of the compact disc

I have a room next to my desk that I call the CD Vault. It’s crammed with maybe 10,000 compact discs from around 1986. Although I hardly ever listen to any of them – I’m too busy rediscovering my vinyl…

Raspberry Pi entertainment center created from Zero W and DVD player

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in creating a Raspberry Pi entertainment center may be interested in a new project published by Instructables member jrhollis that shows how a Raspberry Pi Zero W mini PC can be combined with a DVD player….

Microsoft’s Project Silica explores voxel-based optical data storage

Project Silica is a research initiative by Microsoft (Redmond, WA) to store data in quartz glass cubes using laser light. Microsoft is collaborating with the University of Southampton UK Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC; Southampton, England). Squares of quartz glass store…

Portable DVD player | Hackaday

You may remember a time when people thought portable DVD players were a really good idea. Before netbooks, cheap tablets, and arguably even the widespread adoption of smartphones, it seemed perfectly reasonable to lug around a device that only played…

Qualstar to design and manufacture enterprise-class optical disc library for Sony

SIMI VALLEY, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a leading designer and manufacturer of robotic data storage devices and high efficiency power supplies, has been selected by Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. to design and manufacture…