lightyear4 writes "In response to uproar caused by reports of a 256GB Geometrically Encoded Paper Storage Device, Techworld has revisited the concept in revealing detail. The claim of such storage capacity has been thoroughly debunked by alert readers; all conceived methods of encoding fall far short of the claimed 2.7GB/in density. "One expert has called the claims 'the storage equivalent of perpetual motion.'" Furthermore (assuming for sake of argument that the claim was legitimate), current optical scanners are not remotely capable of performing at the required level of clarity. And so we remain, eagerly awaiting holographic storage.
lightyear4 writes "As disclosed in a Google Groups posting and here reported in greater detail, the Google Video Team has accidentally sent the W32/Kasper.A@mm virus to the inboxes of approximately 50,000 subscribers. Better known as the Kama Sutra worm, it deletes files and registry keys on vulnerable systems. In an attempt to correct its error, Google urges affected individuals to download the free symantec antivirus from its free software collection."