Top 5 tech products that will be dead in 5 years

The entire demise of Blu-rays and DVDs are due to one company.

Innovation in the tech industry is moving fast.  We can’t know all of the different technologies that will fill our lives in five years. We can however, predict what tech products won’t last. It’s clear the technology landscape will look dramatically different in the near future.

 

 

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How to cram 1,000 terabytes onto a single DVD

Researchers have developed a technique using nanotechnology to increase the data storage capacity of a DVD from a measly 4.7GB to 1,000TB.

The 4.7 GB DVDs have slowly started to fade into obscurity thanks to Blu-ray.  But is it going to make a comeback? Three Chinese scientists have discovered a breakthrough process that could, at least in theory, allow a DVD to store a whopping 1,000 TB—or a full petabyte—of data. Suck on that, Blu-ray.

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Sony Announces Next-Generation Laser for Optical Disks That Will Hold Over 50 Movies

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Sony and Tohoku University announced the development of a next generation laser aimed for disks.

Japanese researchers from Sony Corporation and Tohoku University announced on July 20th the development of a next-generation “blue-violet ultrafast pulsed semiconductor laser,” aimed at practical technology like disk storage.

 

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Researchers Discover ‘Super Disc’ Material

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A Japanese research team has found a material that could be used to make a low-price super disc with data storage capacity thousands of times greater than a DVD.

A Japanese research team has found a material that could be used to make a low-price super disc with data storage capacity thousands of times greater than a DVD, the lead scientist said Monday.

 

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Low Cost/Low Power Radio Technology For Remote Control

Low Cost/Low Power Radio Technology For Remote Control 

A company called Green Peak has developed new low cost/low power radio technology for remote controls. Instead of that annoying point-it-a-device IR remote that needs new batteries every year, Green Peak’s remotes could last the life of the device it controls on a pair of cheap lithium ion button batteries.Not only does this technology enable better remote controls – they’ll work through walls up to nearly a hundred feet away – but could help eliminate the 8 billion dead remote control AA and AAA batteries that are tossed into the garbage each year.

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The New Set-Top Box Battle – The Long War Has Begun

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One year ago, we predicted that the infinite format war would rise from the ashes of the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war-that a million online services and set-top boxes would suddenly promise to deliver movies and video to your computer or TV. And that each one would essentially be their own format, since none of them are compatible, and each would promise only a fraction of available movies. We were right about our fears, but we also have a solution to a decent download collection.

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