Global Data Consumption? 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes

The world’s computers crunch through 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data every year.

That’s 9.57 zettabytes. One zettabyte is 10 to the 21st power, or a million million gigabytes.

And if you still can’t get your head around that kind of number (I know I can’t), let’s convert it into average-sized books.

In book form, our …

We Can Now Talk to Computers with Our Minds

Using techniques usually reserved for identifying epilepsy in patients, a team of scientists at Washington University were able to successfully have subjects move computer cursors using nothing but their thoughts.

To make it work, the scientists first utilized a temporary surgical implant attached to regions of the brain that pertain …

Tech Supply Shortages Loom After Japan Earthquake

Consumers could be looking at higher prices on televisions, PCs and phones in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan last Friday.

Although the effects of the quake on Japan’s tech manufacturing industry are still unclear, major display panel makers such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are facing shortages …

Consumer Electronics Show: 11 Tech Trends for 2011

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show has officially drawn to a close. The biggest tech show around, CES covers over 3 million square feet of floor space and draws over 100,000 industry insiders to Las Vegas in early January every year to set the tone for what we can expect to see from the world of technology in the not-too-distant future. …

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