Western Digital Blog – 4.11.22
Damaris Davis bought a 3D printer thinking she’d start a few small projects in her free time, but her twelve-year-old daughter had other plans. Inspired by a recent cover of Make Magazine, she wanted to build a humanoid. “And so that’s what she did one summer,” said Damaris. “It blew my mind.”
Source: Damaris Davis: Generating the Future
WD Blog – 3.21.22
WD_BLACK launched in 2019 as a brand purpose-built for the high-performance challenges of video game storage. As excellence is a lifelong pursuit that requires determination and talent in equal parts, the global team behind WD_BLACK has proved its excellence by being recognized as named one of Fast Company’s 10 most innovative companies in gaming for 2022.
Source: What It Takes to Build an Award-Winning Drive
Western Digital Blog – 1.5.22
Josh D. is a high school senior. Outside of classes, he spends more than 10 hours each week at practice and meets with coaches and teammates to prepare for competitions. Some of these competitions take place in large arenas. Others are virtual. They have equipment and uniforms. He, and others like him, hope to follow their passions at the college level on varsity or club teams. Some players even earn scholarships. And, if he wants, he can do all of this from the comfort of his home.
Source: Changing the Game: eSports in Schools – Western Digital Corporate Blog
Western Digital Blog – 12.27.21
Smartphones are gold mines of technologies that power countless uses. Accelerometers and gyroscopes offer utility and quality-of-life features, but the GPS built into the phone is chief among them. Modern phones and other mobile devices provide near real-time location data, and the value of this data has not been lost on the industry; location data alone is a $12 billion market.
Source: Redrawing the Map: How Location Data Drives Innovation
Western Digital Blog – 7.23.21 (7.17.21)
The first mobile phones weighed a few pounds, sported an awkward antenna, and were the size of a small briefcase. Today’s mobile devices tout the ability to quickly upload photos while on vacation, verify owner identity by fingerprint or facial recognition, or make a purchase while simultaneously streaming a movie. These features and technologies are so ingrained into our daily lives, we often take them for granted.
Source: Not Just Talk: How Mobile Storage Keeps Pace with Smart Phones