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The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created

Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centres that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardless, they each have their own idiosyncrasies worth remembering. Here are 10 of the weirdest storage devices ever created.


The Future Of Data Storage: A Library On A Grain Of Sand

A copper surface covered with chlorine atoms is used to build a rewritable data-storage device with information density as high as 500 terabits per square inch — yielding the potential to store the contents of the entire US Library of Congress in a 0.1-mm-wide cube.


Vaya Has A $65 30GB 'Gamer Plan' For Pokemon GO Players

Budget telco Vaya has new plans aimed specifically at the increasing data demands of Pokemon GO players.

The new Gamer Plans (yes, that is what they are called) aim to give you the luxury of catching as many Pokemon as you please without worrying about running over your data limit.


This Smart Crib Will Track Your Baby's... Everything

Baby products have always been part of a predatory industry that feasts on the paranoia of new parents. But it’s gotten worse in the last few years with the wave of baby-tracking tech. Now Nest — which makes a camera which is one of the top-rated baby monitors — is proposing a smart crib, according to patent documents filed by Google.


How To Restore Deleted Files On Any Device

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you’re using. Here’s what you need to know.


See The Exact Moment When The World's Biggest Cities Were Born

Video: The world is urbanizing faster than ever, with more than half of the planet’s population currently living in cities — more than any time in history. But when did this trend of “urbanisation” start? It turns out its roots go back much farther than we thought.


Engineers Just Smashed Record For Fast Wireless Data Trasmission

Like the idea downloading the contents of a DVD in less then 10 seconds without a cable in sight? That’s exactly what a team of German engineers can do, having broken the record for wireless data transmission using terrestrial radio signals.


Visualise Your Emotions Based On Psychology And The Dalai Lama's Insight

Ever wondered how your emotions interact or what they give rise to? This visualisation, called The Atlas of Emotions, combines experimental psychology and insight from the Dalai Lama to try and explain.


Twitter Halts Flow Of Information To US Intelligence Agencies

Twitter has reportedly stopped the flow of data to US intelligence agencies which is currently delivered via a private data mining service.


Listen To How The Billboard Chart Changed Week-by-Week Since 1956

Ever wonder if you remember the successful music from your youth accurately? Well, why not listen to it all in one long, excruciating session of reminiscence.


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