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Dan Simmons (b. 1948) is an American writer and elementary school teacher. His novel Hyperion (1989) won the Hugo award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He has also won the World Fantasy award for his first novel Song of Kali. He lives in Colorado, along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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Chameleon Card: Simmons' Universal Credit Card?
The new Chameleon Card (and associated Pocket Vault) provides a single card that gives access to all of your bank and credit card accounts.
Lexar 8Gb Compact Flash Memory Doubles The Record
Lexar's new 8Gb Professional Series CompactFlash card doubles the old record of 4Gb (gigabytes) for the largest compact flash memory size.
2 Terabyte Memory Sticks Coming
This is just an announcement of the finalization of the spec - you can't quite buy one yet.
E-Disk Altima 416GB Flash Drive World's Highest Capacity
Seems like you could fit a lot of movies into this - why can't I get this in an iPod?
Terabyte Thumb Drives Using Programmable Metallization Cell (PMC) Tech
This advance comes just as manufacturers are reaching the limits of flash memory technology. Whew!
Nanofibers In Unlimited Lengths Now Available
I don't need fibers that are actually unlimited; nanotubes that were long enough to reach the ISS are probably long enough...
Graphene Memory Arrays Are Stackable, Awesome
Amazing advance could bring storage devices of sfnal capacity even closer.
Tooth Enamel Secret To Stronger Aircraft
Looking for a new composite to build stronger planes? Smile, aerospace engineers, new materials are on the way.
Computational Wood: Grow Circuits In Living Trees
Is computational wood possible? The harvesting of circuits? Or even Avatar-style living memory?
Terabyte Flash Drive In 2012
Postage-stamp drive also has a fast transfer speed.
Internet Addiction Growing?
You can log off anytime you want to - right?
DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 2 Terabyte Flashdrive
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary data spheres...' - Dan Simmons, 1989.
Princeton's Magic Carpet
I never thought I'd be writing a story about this one.
One Terabyte Thumbdrive - DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0
'The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive.'- Dan Simmons, 1989.
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB Solid-State Drive
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.'- Dan Simmons, 1989.
Revault Wearable Private Cloud Is Too Vaporous
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres...'- Dan Simmons, 1989.
Six Terabyte Solid State Drive Just 2.5 Inches
'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres...'
100 Terabyte Exadrive SSD Also Has Biggest Price
'A man could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.' - Dan Simmons, 1989.
Moon As Prison
Buttered Toast Robot
Alcatraz of Space
Comsole (Home Communications Console)