super slim laser 10x more storage than BR or HD DVD

Most people have already read many stories about holographic storage and discs containing more than 2 layers promising that would bring us ultra storage high capacities on a CD sized disc, however this has not stopped research into improving the capacity of single layer media. Just when Blu-ray appeared to offer the feasible limit per layer due to the difficulty in focusing laser light to narrower spots without moving further to more expensive shorter wave length lasers, researchers at Kyoto University have developed a new laser that can produce a beam of down to 1/10th the size of that produced by existing laser modules of the same wavelength.

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shotty6567d ago

Never catch on, it's too much space we don't need it. By 2010 these disc will be $100 a pop. It is meant for huge data storage by coparations.

JPomper6565d ago

You can assume that all you want, but I remember when blu-ray was brought about to popular science and the like a few years ago many were saying it wouldn't catch on. Now... it still may not... but at least it's out and marketable.

Fact is programs are getting exponentially larger and we'll need larger storage mediums.

Marriot VP6565d ago

It'll never take off, you think BR is expensive cause it's a rogue format. Holographic won't be needed cause I think we'll use HDD's in the future with DVD-Rom and the internet for games.

PS360PCROCKS6565d ago

yeah me too, but that's still crazy

Dragonopolis6565d ago

Holographic storage can easily surpass the Terabyte mark while HDD still struggle and must rely on RAID systems to provide similar speed and storage capabilities. Also HDD is still more expensive per Gigabyte of storage and not as durable as Flash Rom and Holographic Technologies. As technology gets more advance so does the amount of information needed to tell whatever electronic device or computer what to do. Saying that we will never need a that space is like some computer user back in 1980s saying we never need Gigabyte hard drives. I never dream I would use multiple Gigabytes yet my 200 Gig HDD is half full. Another reason I like Holographic Disk technology is that it can be used as non movable media as well as movable media and most of the expensive part of Holographic storage is reading/writing device and not from the actual storage medium just like what we are use to now. Flash Drives and HDD Pack most of their electronics with the storage so people are constantly buying the electronics where as Holographic or DVD technology is mostly plastic and refractive material and a bit less expenive which is good for consumers. However DVD disk technology will always be limited to the speed of the disk and the ability for the reader keep up with it. Flash Drives are non-movable media as well but are behind in amount of available memory compared to Holographic Disks/Cards. Both Flash Drives and Holographic Disk/Cards are "very" much faster at access times compared to any DVD format which is another reason to go with them. I can't wait for the DVD format to be Killed. Blu-ray and HD-DVD while new are not much different than regular DVD. The Tech giants just improved the laser and the material used to make the DVD Disk.

You could say Blu-ray and HD-DVD is an evolutionary step for the DVD format but hardly revolutionary. Flash Drives and Holographic Disk/Card technology are Revolutionary steps that will take us well beyond 2010. All Blu-ray and HD-DVD did was lengthen an already aging digital storage format.

Its time to kick the habit and look toward the future and it isn't DVD or a derivative of it.

bung tickler6565d ago

this isnt really talking about holographic disks this is saydin they will be using a dvd type disk but with a lazer 1/10 the size of a BR laser thus allowing 10x more storage on a disk the size of a regular dvd so thats a butt load of info withought a compleat media change.

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Infamous Franchise Deserves Another Chance From PlayStation

Sucker Punch rejuvenated the superhero genre with Infamous, a series that focused on the pure fun of wielding destructive powers.

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shinoff21831d ago

Atleast release a remaster trilogy or something to gage interest. I'd buy it. With that said I'm pretty over superheroes at this point. Infamous is still dope as fk though so it'd be a buy

isarai9h ago

Omfg i would go apesh!t for that 😩

jznrpg23h ago

I agree but games take 4-6 years to make so who knows when they would do it? After Ghost of Tsushima2? They could have something else in the world as well in early production who knows.

mkis00722h ago

It's a shame Sucker Punch finally figured out a good open world formula only while making Ghost of Tsushima. Infamous 1 and 2 were great for their time, but Second son felt too much like a checklist in It's design. I love the hell out of all 3 games (2 and 3 are just so damn good, while 1 shows it's age and the ps3 struggles), but I would love to see how they would do another infamous with all they have learned. Wouldn't hurt to release a remastered collection either.

Demetrius14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

This series, days gone, will continue to get ignored by sony, luckily we still have the horizon series, sly cooper not getting pushed anymore, speaking of that I'm bout to get on my ps2 and play some sly 2 anyways lol, but seriously I never woulda thought back then sony would ever cold shoulder most of their franchises I'm actually surprised they're still letting ratchet&clank be around

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Xbox's Matt Booty implies Tango Gameworks closure was partly due to leadership change

Eurogamer: "Xbox's Matt Booty has spoken more on the closure of Tango Gameworks earlier this year."

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The Wood1d 19h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

I call BS on this. All metrics were met apparently or was that another lie. There's something deeper happening within xbox's management

GamerRN1d 11h ago

You have an inside scoop? Well don't hold back, share with us your knowledge!

AsimLionheart1d 7h ago

He is referring to this tweet by Greenberg which Spencer retweeted.

https://twitter.com/aarongr...

Wood is arguing that MS was either lying then when they claimed the game was a success or they are lying now by giving excuses for shutting down the studio.

The Wood1d 7h ago

What part irks you sir? My opinion that xbox has a management problem or stating xbox heads said metrics were met and the game was a success. They closed the studio that released one of xbox's most successful new ips in a very long time. There's a lie somewhere don't you think or are you the eyes wide shut type

StormSnooper1d 4h ago

I think we all have an inside scoop at this point. MS has lied so often that we all know what to expect from them.

Cacabunga1d 18h ago

It’s xbox DNA to lie and U-turns

GamerRN1d 11h ago

I love fanboy analytics too...

Thank God Sony has never lied to us! /s

Cacabunga1d 11h ago

There is a difference between lying all the time and saying fake shit and anyone else

GamerRN1d 2h ago

Ok I'll bite, what's the difference between lying and saying fake shit

DarXyde1d 16h ago

I don't know that he's lying. The heads at Xbox tend to be forthcoming in painfully indirect ways.

The article notes the exit of Shinji Mikami which I also believe was a factor, but Arkane is a different situation.

Perhaps the issue with everyone's assessment is that, because they closed around the same time, everyone assumes the reasons are the same.

Occam's razor here: Tango lost its value to Microsoft with Mikami out and Arkane just dropped the ball spectacularly.

All being said, Booty is clearly lying about one thing: the notion that anything mentioned in this interview was done "out of respect for the staff" is a bold faced lie. They closed the studio while the staff were on vacation in Japan.

Miss me with that, Booty.

Cacabunga1d 14h ago

You said "I don't know that he's lying."

And later you said:

"All being said, Booty is clearly lying "

Are you ok?

DarXyde1d 12h ago (Edited 1d 12h ago )

Spare me the pedantry.

I'm very clearly talking about two different things:

When it comes to telling you about the future or actions taken broadly, they're indirect, but technically not lies. The go-to example is Rise of the Tomb Raider "coming exclusively to Xbox One in 2014." That wasn't a lie, but if you don't read between the lines, you'll think that's a lie. More recently, they tout new Xbox "hardware" which is incredibly ambiguous. It's sketchy, and intentionally vague, but calling it a lie is a bit too heavy handed. In reality, they say things in a way to get you to draw incorrect conclusions and they can blame you for misinterpreting.

I'm saying I don't know how much of what Booty is saying is truthful, intentionally vague, etc.

But on the very specific issue I cite (i.e., wanting to be respectful of staff), he's being dishonest—and it is very clearly a footnote to the broader point being made.

I shouldn't have to explain that in such explicit detail, but clear enough?