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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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Daft Punk album Random Access Memories revealed in 15 seconds

Daft Punk album Random Access Memories revealed in 15 seconds

If you're all about the robotic electronic supersonic music extravaganza that is Daft Punk, you're in for a treat this week - the first preview of their upcoming album Random Access Memories. This album has been previewed during this past weekend's Saturday Night Live, the name shining forth in a fabulous reveal the likes of which can only have been summoned by this artistic duo. You'll also notice that the album is called RAM.

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2014 Ram 1500 to get new EcoDiesel engine

2014 Ram 1500 to get new EcoDiesel engine

Diesel-powered automobiles aren't all that common in the United States. There are a few automakers that offer cars that have diesel engines inside, and more are coming in 2014 model year cars. Where diesel power has been common for a number of years in the United States is in the truck market. Diesel-powered trucks are extremely popular in the United States.

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RAMRod Powerbox gaming PC with RAMDisk review

RAMRod Powerbox gaming PC with RAMDisk review

There are a lot of companies out there that will build you the gaming desktop of your dreams for a pretty penny. You could go pedestrian and buy from Alienware, or perhaps a little more custom and try iBuyPower. But one competitor has an edge that they hope will put them in a performance class above the rest. DV Nation specializes in blazing fast storage and memory, and puts every ounce of their experience into their RAMRod line of gaming PCs. The company was kind enough to let us try out the Powerbox, its compact model, to see the best in gaming excess.

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Apple chip order sends Samsung stock toppling

Apple chip order sends Samsung stock toppling

This week Samsung Electronics Co has seen a massive dip in stock prices, $10 billion being knocked off their market value as Apple places chip orders with Elpida. The "troubled" Japanese chipmaker Elpida is a rival of Samsung and as Apple places a massive order for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) hardware, this move hits shares of not just Samsung, but Apple chip supplier SK hynix as well. Choi Do-yeon, an analyst at LIG Investment & Securities noted that "It looks like Apple doesn't want to see Samsung and hynix dominate the chip market. Apple wants to maintain its bargaining power by keeping Elpida running."

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Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton died from a small airplane crash this morning. Appleton has long been a stunt plane pilot and was flying a single-engine experimental aircraft solo before it crashed at the Boise airport. This wasn't the first time Appleton had crashed but it is his last. He was 51 years old.

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Too many memory chips, too few buyers

Too many memory chips, too few buyers

In an already wounded market, those in the business for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips are experiencing more downfalls after research done by IHS iSupply. According to the research, DRAM chips, which are used in products such as personal computers and video game systems, is in a state of oversupply. This has put memory suppliers in a bad state.

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Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

I had honestly forgotten all about this legal case that has been running since 2004. Back in 2004, Rambus filed suit claiming that DRAM firms Hynix and Micron conspired to prevent the adoption of the Rambus memory in computer systems. Rambus sued the other companies for $4 billion. That $4 billion could have turned into $12 billion with California treble damages.

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