Frustrating techie item from Ananova:
Compact discs could be history within five years, superseded by a new generation of fingertip-sized memory tabs with no moving parts.
Scientists say each paper-thin device could store more than a gigabyte of information – equivalent to 1,000 high quality images – in one cubic centimetre of space.
Experts have developed the technology by melding together organic and inorganic materials in a unique way.
They say it could be used to produce a single-use memory card that permanently stores data and is faster and easier to operate than a CD.
It’s claimed that turning the invention into a commercially viable product might take as little as five years.
Great. Now I have to buy all my Earth Wind & Fire albums in another new format?