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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — should you upgrade?

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — should you upgrade?

With two new iPad models being announced today, there’s one overriding question: should I upgrade? If you’re reading this on an iPad, you might be wondering if it’s worth plopping down some cash at the Apple Store for a new iPad Air or iPad mini. There’s a lot of cool stuff, but the top-end 128GB iPad Air 2 with cellular connectivity starts creeping into the Macbook Air price range. That’s a lot of cash, especially if you’ve got an iPad you’re happy with.

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Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Three of Falcon Northwest’s custom PC builds now have the ability to roll with the new Intel X99 chipset. You’ll find Intel’s first consumer-aimed 8-core processors ready to push out high-powered action with the first new memory released to the market in seven full years. That’s DDR4, and it’s heavy duty.

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HP Labs’ memristor can turn RAM into SSDs

HP Labs’ memristor can turn RAM into SSDs

HP has what it calls "The Machine", practically a researcher's plaything for experimenting on emerging computer technologies. One such technology that is already quite close to becoming a reality is HP's "memristor", a portmanteau of "memory" and "resistor" that could forever blur the boundaries between non-volatile disk storage and and volatile RAM.

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Moto X 64GB expected soon, carrier leak hints at delay

Moto X 64GB expected soon, carrier leak hints at delay

Though the device is seeing its share of one-day sales and diminished mind share, the Moto X still has a bit of life left. A great handset on launch, Motorola’s current flagship is set for a subdued update that may give it one final push before we see the refreshed version. The news of a 64GB model may have also been confirmed by a carrier.

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SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix has announced a new high-density memory module that it claims to be the world's first to hit 128GB. The module uses 8Gb DDR4 and is built on advanced 20nm class technology. Hynix says that the new module is double the density of existing 64GB offerings and uses TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology.

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Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Since the first announcement of the Motorola-made smartphone Moto G, there’s been chatter about the possibility of expanding its internal memory. This week a teardown of the machine has gone the extra mile in figuring out if indeed this smartphone would be able to work with a microSD card though its official specifications for the public suggest that this is impossible. The first big clue came in the suggestion that one piece of its internal configuration was hiding a microSD card inside.

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AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access may sound like the orderly queue you make outside the RAM store, but for AMD, hUMA is an essential part of squeezing the best from its upcoming Kaveri APUs. Detailed for the first time today, hUMA builds on AMD's existing Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) - integrating CPUs and GPUs into single, multipurpose chips - by allowing both the core processor and the graphics side to simultaneously access the same memory at the same time.

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Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

It would appear that as Apple begins a move away from reliance on Samsung to create the most massive amount of its mobile products' flash memory, the Korean company is seeking outside help to create enough product for its own Galaxy lineup. Two reports have surfaced today that suggest both Apple and Samsung to be seeking new means and ways of accessing enough product for the innards of their smartphone and tablet lineups. While Apple has bee reported to be teaming up with Taiwan Semiconductor on one hand, Samsung has been tipped to be purchasing memory from Elpida Memory and Toshiba.

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