Samsung Teasing Future Smartphones With 4GB of RAM

That boring square thing up there is your gateway to enhanced mobile phone fun, in the form of Samsung's new 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM chip. It's a one gigabit memory chip, but designed to be whacked into phones and tablets in groups of four. Hence a Galaxy S5 or similar with 4GB of RAM might be your next fantasy hardware buy. Read More >>

Memory Chips Are the Most Expensive They've Been in Two Years

Manufacturers and consumers alike better brace themselves: memory chip prices have hit a two-year high because of a major fire in a massive Chinese production plant. Read More >>

Resistive RAM: Terabytes of Storage and 20 Times Faster Than NAND

There's never a shortage of new experimental forms of memory — but a company called Crossbar has now worked up something called resistive RAM, which could wipe the floor with NAND. Read More >>

PS4 May Reserve 3GB of RAM for the OS, Leaving Devs with 5GB to Play With

Some technical specs covering the PS4's memory allocation have been causing the usual massive, angry internet controversy, with gamers left in bewildered, directionless uproar over news that PS4's 8GB of RAM could leave just 4.5 - 5GB for games once the OS has taken a chunk out of it. Read More >>

Finally, Phone RAM as Good as the Stuff in Your Computer

Of course, to work that out you have to sift through all the mention of 20nm manufacturing techniques and LPDDR3 naming. What you really need to know is that it's fast: it can transmit data at up to 2,133 Mbps per pin. That's twice as fast as the previous mobile memory standard, and means it's possible to transmit three full HD videos — 17GB! — in one second over the new Samsung chip when it's embedded in a phone. Read More >>

The New iMac Is a Little Too Thin

Those anorexic new, super-thin iMacs are gorgeous for sure, but there's a serious downside to that diminutive depth -- the 21.5-inch iMac no longer has RAM you can replace yourself, so you're stuck with Apple's horrendously expensive prices, just like the MacBook Air and new retina MacBook Pro models. Ouch. Read More >>

Raspberry Pi Gets a RAM Boost For Free

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has boosted the RAM on all shipping model "B" Pi boards to 512MB, doubling the memory for the exact same price. Those with currently backlogged orders will get the new board instead, which should make playing a quick spot of Quake 3 even better, coupled with that handy Turbo mode. [Raspberry Pi] Read More >>

DDR4 is Twice as Fast and Uses Less Power

Those left in charge of such things as memory specifications have published plans for the next-generation of computer RAM, with the spec revealing memory that operates at twice the speed while drawing less power. Let's just hope it doesn't cost 12 times as much. Read More >>

The 100-Strong ZX Spectrum Collection Is Your Manic-Mining Deal of the Day

If you're old enough to remember the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, a small part of your heart will always belong to it and today's top deal will thrill you to bits. If you don't, here's a chance to find out what all the fuss was about. Read More >>

Teardown Reveals the Apple TV's New Guts

Though it's not Apple's most exciting announcement of recent time, the Apple TV received a big a boost in specs last week. Now a teardown by a forum member at shows exactly what's changed. Read More >>

Apple Finally Went and Shoved 1GB of RAM In an iPad

An early benchmark from the device itself has apparently confirmed what we thought – Apple’s kitted out the new iPad with 1GB of RAM, but kept the clock speed of its CPU at 1GHz. Read More >>

The Internet of the Future Will Be Powered by Optical RAM

Fiber optics are the future of data transfer. The problem is that when that light signal reaches a machine, it must be converted into an electrical signal copper-veined devices can handle, resulting in speed bottlenecks. Read More >>

Plants Vs Zombies Is Your "Now That's My Kind of Gardening" Deal of the Day

What would YOU do if you found yourself faced with a rampaging army of crazed zombies? Obviously, you’d battle them with your array of houseplants. Stands to reason doesn’t it? Read More >>

IBM's 3D RAM Will Make Your Silly 2D RAM Irrelevant

3D transistors? Ugh. Dude, that's so 2011. IBM's new design for RAM, employing a 3D manufacturing process, is where the real future magic lies. Read More >>

Rumour: Lenovo to Release the Honey Badger of Tegra 3 Tablets

Lenovo is not one to sit around and let Asus have all the super-spec'd tablet fun. Engadget has sniffed out a rumour that they'll be bringing their own quad-core Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) very, very soon. Monster fight! Read More >>

Rumour: The iPhone 4S Only Has 512MB of RAM

We hoped Apple had beefed up the RAM in the iPhone 4S, but those hopes may be dashed. Two recent unconfirmed reports suggest the iPhone 4S may ship with 512MB of RAM like the iPhone 4, not 1GB as expected. Read More >>


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