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Galaxy Note 6 could get Samsung’s new 10nm 6GB LPDDR4 RAM

Galaxy Note 6 could get Samsung’s new 10nm 6GB LPDDR4 RAM

Although long rumored for the upcoming Galaxy Note 6, other smartphone OEMs, like Vivo for example, have beaten Samsung to the 6 GB RAM punch by launching early this year. While those, of course, are commendable, Samsung might still have the last laugh. At a Mobile Solutions Forum is recently held in Shenzhen, China, the Korean OEM unveiled its latest 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM. The difference between Samsung's chip and existing 6GB RAM chips is that Samsung utilizes the newest 10 nm manufacturing process, promising faster, more efficient memory.

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IBM’s 3-bit phase-change memory could combine RAM, flash

IBM’s 3-bit phase-change memory could combine RAM, flash

In an ideal world, computers would only have one type of data storage, but thanks to the laws of physics and businesses, we have two main types (three if you count CPU L caches). There's DRAM or RAM, which is fast, expensive, and doesn't retain its data without power. And then there's regular storage, today represented by NAND flash, which has more capacity, retains its data longer, but is slower in comparison. Combining all those benefits, without the drawbacks, has been one of the holy grails of computing. And IBM might have found its version of the answer in its 3-bit phase-change memory.

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Samsung starts production of world’s first 10nm 8Gb DDR4 RAM

Samsung starts production of world’s first 10nm 8Gb DDR4 RAM

Samsung's dynamic RAM, or DRAM, technology has definitely come a long way. Back in 2010 is tarted mass producing 40 nanometer DDR3 chips. In 2014, it jumped to the new 20 nanometer process for DDR3 DRAM. Now, two years later, it halved that figure again by introducing an industry first. The Korean OEM has announced that start of mass production of what it bills as the world's first DDR4 DRAM chip that uses the latest and smallest 10 nanometer semiconductor fabrication process, paving the way for faster, more efficient memory to power the next generation of computers, both personal and enterprise.

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Rowhammer vulnerability still threatens RAM, even DDR4

Rowhammer vulnerability still threatens RAM, even DDR4

When we speak of security exploits, we usually refer to software that take advantage of vulnerabilities in other software. Rowhammer, however, is a rare breed. Discovered almost exactly a year ago, it involved software exploiting vulnerability in hardware, in this case, dual in-line memory modules or DIMMs, in order to affect a change in software. The exploit had chip makers scrambling to get the latest DDR4 chips out the door. But apparently, the security comforts they offered were based on a presumption that researchers are now proving to be false.

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Vivo Xplay 5 specs, photos leaked, 6GB RAM inbound

Vivo Xplay 5 specs, photos leaked, 6GB RAM inbound

Chinese smartphone OEMs seem to be beset, warranted or not, by two stereotypes. One is that they are quite talented at "mirroring" the latest design trends. The second is that they can get pretty crazy when it comes to features. Just like this latest leak coming out of the country regarding Vivo's upcoming Xplay 5 smartphone. If one of the rumored details about it is true, then it could very well be the world's first smartphone with 6 GB of RAM, possibly even beating Samsung's Galaxy Note 6.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 said to have 6GB RAM, 5.8-inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 said to have 6GB RAM, 5.8-inch screen

Given how the Samsung Galaxy S7 has practically been leaked to death and how near we are to its unveiling, it is perhaps time to start warming up the rumor mill for things still far, far away. For example, perhaps it's time to speculate on the Galaxy Note 6, which is still a good half year away. According to this premature rumor, the S Pen powered phablet will actually increase in size, both in display with a 5.8-inch screen, as well as in RAM, with a whopping 6 GB.

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Xcode hack confirms 2GB RAM on iPhone 6s, 4GB on iPad Pro

Xcode hack confirms 2GB RAM on iPhone 6s, 4GB on iPad Pro

Apple is traditionally mum on some details of its devices' hardware, preferring to talk about how "B is X times faster than A" than raw numbers. It's partly a smart marketing move, using more general but easily understood comparisons than cold, impersonal numbers. But it also relieves Apple from having to concede, much less reveal, how it has sometimes been skimping on some hardware, most notoriously the RAM in even the most recent iPhones. Fortunately, thanks to developer Hamza Sood, there is great news for fans.

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iPad Pro has 4GB RAM reveals Adobe Photoshop Fix app

iPad Pro has 4GB RAM reveals Adobe Photoshop Fix app

During Apple's big announcement of the iPad Pro yesterday, the company of course highlighted the mega-tablet's A9X processor and 12.9-inch retina display, but other specs were unfortunately glossed over. Fortunately there's good news for anyone considering the device as a serious multi-tasking work horse: it has 4GB of RAM inside, double that of the iPad Air 2. Surprisingly this information comes not from Apple, but from Adobe's press release for their new Photoshop Fix app.

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Samsung’s new 12 Gigabit LPDDR4 paves the way for 6 GB RAM on smartphones

Samsung’s new 12 Gigabit LPDDR4 paves the way for 6 GB RAM on smartphones

Samsung has been steadily improving its semiconductor products, from processors to NAND storage, and now to volatile memory, to help offset its disappointing smartphone sales. While the numbers and names might be a bit confusing thanks to how they're marketed, this 12 Gigabit, not Gigabyte, LPDDR4 RAM is still a notable achievement. By squeezing in more memory in a single chip made with the same 20 nm process, Samsung is practically paving the way for smartphones and tablets to soon have as much as 6 GB of RAM inside.

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2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck packs 900 lb-ft of torque

2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck packs 900 lb-ft of torque

Ram has announced an updated version of its popular 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup truck. The new updated version is now the most powerful truck in its class and has the highest towing and payload capacity. The 2016 Ram HD truck has 900 lb-ft of torque from its big 6.7L Cummins diesel engine. Ram says that this is the most torque ever offered in a mass produced vehicle.

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Lenovo K80 takes on ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM, price tag

Lenovo K80 takes on ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM, price tag

ASUS may have just launched its 4 GB RAM toting ZenFone 2 in some markets, including India, but looks like it immediately has some competition in China. Lenovo has just unveiled the K80, it's own take on a smartphone that fully utilizes the 64-bit powers of its CPU. But the Lenovo K80 isn't just gunning for the ASUS ZenFone 2 in RAM alone. It is taking it on almost spec by spec, but slightly winning over its rival when it comes to battery size and the price tag.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM switches through games with ease

ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM switches through games with ease

The advent of 64-bit processors on mobile was seen to herald support for more RAM inside smartphones and tablets. But to this day, you can probably count on the fingers of one hand the devices that come with even 4 GB of memory. The ASUS ZenFone 2 is one of those, bearing 4 GB of RAM inside. But what does that exactly mean in practice? YouTube user L BS provides a video demonstrating just that, swiftly and smoothly multi-tasking between one of the most resource intensive type of mobile apps: games.

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