Month: October 2018

DVD player ends as John Lewis reveals he will stop selling them for good

However, he said he would continue to sell Blu-ray players, which account for the majority of sales. Is this the beginning of the end for the original DVD player? ( Image: Getty) DVD players may soon be a thing of…

Panasonic still makes 2-pound laptops with optical disc drives (for the Japanese market)

If you want a laptop with a DVD or Blu-ray drive in the US, you’re probably going to want to look for a model with a big screen and a thick, heavy chassis. Most companies making ultraportable PCs years ago…

How a machine could mark the turning point in DNA data storage

Credit: Cambridge Consultants Bouffant, devouring, the words do not reflect the enormity of it all. Data storage eats away at the energy value of cities. In March, 3M had a presentation on data, reminding us that there would be no…

The school bus-sized DNA data storage machine

In a world flooded with data, DNA is an extremely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, and server rack on the planet could fit into the value of a Jacuzzi in genetic letters, for example….