Floppydisk.com, a California disk recycling company, still sells about 500 floppy disks a day because there is demand for them from companies using old equipment.
The owner of the company, Tom Persky, says the media still has some advantages, such as not being easily hacked, but he doesn’t expect it to last another 20 years.
Tom Persky runs a company that accepts new and used floppy disks before shipping them to a trusted customer base. Who buys floppy disks in an age where more sophisticated storage devices such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and USB sticks are becoming increasingly obsolete due to the Internet and cloud storage? These are companies that work with machine tools, sewing machines and even aircraft maintenance.
“If you built an airplane 20, 30 or even 40 years ago, you would use a floppy disk to input and output information from the avionics of this aircraft,” said 73-year-old Tom Persky.
In his warehouse, shelves are crammed with bright green, orange, blue, yellow, and black floppy disks sent in from all over the world. At one end is a large magnetic machine with a conveyor belt that erases information from the discs, while the other machine sticks labels on them.
The warehouse also stocks 8-inch floppy disks—an even older storage medium—including one labeled as containing information about the 1960 US presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
Disks are very reliable, very stable, a well-researched way of transferring information in and out of a machine. In addition, they have the additional feature that they cannot be hacked. When I see the “save” icon, I see a floppy disk. But most people only see the “Save” icon. I’ll be here as long as people want these CDs. But it’s not forever.
$55 Orange Pi 14-inch monitor introduced. It is compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and various phones
The Orange Pi brand has unveiled its first external display. The device turned out to be thin (thickness does not exceed 15 mm) and compact – the diagonal is 14 inches.
Attention is focused on the wide compatibility of the Orange Pi display with game consoles. So, it can be connected to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles. For this, the display has two USB-C ports (one is combined with DisplayPort) and HDMI.
However, compatibility is not limited to consoles alone. The screen connects to various Huawei, Samsung, Oppo, Asus, Black Shark (and other brands) phones, as well as various models of Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HP, Dell and Asus mobile computers.
Monitor screen resolution – Full HD, frame rate – 60 Hz. Maximum brightness – 700 cd / sq.m., color gamut – 45% of NTSC space. The mass of the device is only 550 grams, the price is $55.
“Lightweight 14-inch high-end business laptop.” Asus Dawn Air 2022 unveiled – 1 kg mass, Core i7-1255U and 16 hours of autonomy
Asus has unveiled a thin and light 14-inch laptop with decent battery life. The novelty is called Asus Dawn Air 2022 and is officially presented as a “lightweight 14-inch elite business laptop.”
It’s hard to say about “eliteness”, but the parameters are quite suitable for the business model, and in terms of the storage subsystem they even surpass many laptops in the class, since there are two M.2 slots for installing an SSD at once. Asus argues that the inclusion of RAID 1 will improve data safety.
The laptop received an IPS display with Full HD resolution, due to the fact that the frame is small, the screen occupies 94% of the lid area.
The body of the device is made of magnesium-aluminum alloy. Weight is 1005 grams, thickness – 14.9 mm. At the same time, in addition to two SSDs, the case contains a 66 Wh battery that provides up to 16 hours of battery life.
The hardware platform is based on the Intel Core i7-1255U processor, the amount of RAM was 16 GB, SSD – 1 TB. Asus Dawn Air 2022 received a pair of USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 interface, HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth adapters, a waterproof backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner, an NFC chip and Karman Kardon speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.
Confirmed: Xiaomi 13 gets Samsung’s best AMOLED screen
Today, another official teaser dedicated to Xiaomi 13 has appeared. It shows the flat screen of the smartphone, the same flat side frame and minimal screen frame. The inscription indicates that the phone received a Samsung AMOLED screen of the latest generation E6.
Its feature (relative to the screen of the previous generation E5) is reduced power consumption with increased brightness. So, the maximum brightness on the street is 1200 cd / sq.m, and the peak reaches a value of 1900 cd / sq.m.
Recall that yesterday details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro camera and the memory configuration of these models became known, and today data on the cost of these phones leaked to the Web.
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