Software will allow you to easily carry yearsâ€™ worth of searchable memoriesâ€”in your pocket
By Michael MyserPosted 05.17.2006 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Humans naturally have the power to remember almost two bits of information per second, or a few hundred megabytes over a lifetime. Compared with a DVD movie, which holds up to 17 gigabytes, that´s nothing. Worse, you might easily recall the 40-year-old dialogue from Hogan´s Heroes yet forget your mom´s birthday. Or memorize reams of sports stats while spacing out on work you completed just last week.
It´s a problem that´s been bothering Gordon Bell for almost as long as he can remember.
Toshibaâ€™s Blu-ray-driven breakthrough HD player is ready to roll
By Steve MorgensternPosted 08.16.2005 at 11:55 am 1 Comment
HDTV sets are stunning—until you pop in a movie and are reminded that DVDs are not recorded in high definition. At 480 lines of resolution, they don’t even begin to take advantage of a 720- or 1,080-line display. That will change later this year when Toshiba introduces the first high-def disc player for the U.S. market. Toshiba’s breakthrough box, an HD DVD player that at press time was still unnamed, will cost about $1,000 (toshiba.com).