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IBM built an atomic hard drive

While the rush to keep pace with Moore’s Law is getting rather “chaotic”, researchers at IBM announced on Wednesday that they have drastically reduced the space required to store a bit of information down to that of a single atom.

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Virtual reality content startup Jaunt lands on PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR just got some additional content via the recently announced app launch by Jaunt. The platform will have instant access to 150 cinematic titles from the startup. The app includes videos like the award-winning animation Invasion, CBS’ JPL Mars 2020, Shaq Goes to Cuba, Zombie Purge and the Pure McCartney Experience from the former Beatle.

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Roli Blocks is an affordable, modular way to make electronic music

British music-gear company Roli is mostly known for its attempts at reimagining the piano. The full-size Seaboard and smaller Seaboard Risemay bear similarities to traditional keyboards, but their rubberized, touch-sensitive buttons let you modulate, pitch-bend and slide between notes in a way that’s far different from what you can do on a standard keyboard or synthesizer. However, price is a big barrier to entry — the Seaboard Rise starts at $800, while its full-size counterpart will set you back $2,000 or more.

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Panasonic’s new prototype TV can hide in plain sight

Panasonic has shown off a transparent TV before, but the company has since improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a television built into your furniture’s glass panes is not only possible — it’s right here.

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Stanford has developed a roadside breathalyzer for weed

Blood, breath and urine. These are the holy trinity of determining alcohol intoxication but are virtually useless when measuring the amount of THC in your system thanks the the molecule’s ability to remain present in bodily fluids for up to a month after consumption. However, atechnological breakthrough from Stanford University could soon enable law enforcement to accurately determine how blunted you are as soon as they pull you over.

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4K consoles will finally make 1080p gaming a reality

Microsoft and Sony have finally announced their new, more powerful console revisions. The PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio promise a significant performance bump over their current-gen counterparts, supposedly ushering in the era of 4K console gaming. Although we will see some 4K games, it’s likely that neither console has the power to pull off the higher resolution without compromise.

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