• Twisty memory from NIST

    This flash memory from the National Institute of Standards and Technology is completely flexible and can fit under human tissue or against organs and that can scan and report back on your health status. The best part? They did a little video with dancing people in it. The memory can also act as a “memristor,” leading to possible implementations in artificial intelligence and… Read More

  • Study shows playing RTS games keeps old brains healthy

    Good news for older gamers: that secret desire to rush your enemies’ base can be healthy! A study published in the medical journal Psychology & Aging shows that playing games like Rise of Nations and other real-time strategy titles can actually help elderly gamers maintain or improve their ability to reason, and help them with short term memory. To me, this seems like a great thing. Read More

  • Sharp unveils LCD panel with integrated memory function

    Sharp has developed LCD screens with a memory function that makes it possible to save the displayed content after the power supply is cut off. A number of prototypes (in 1.7-, 2.4-, 6.1- and 14.1-inch sizes) was showcased at the FPD International 2008 show in Tokyo, with just the two small versions being in color. Sharp sees its screens as a possible new alternative to e-paper, to be used… Read More

  • Lexar unveils DDR3 memory with, get this, LEDs!

    Computer components bedazzled with LEDs seem to indicate speed in the same way that stickers on the back of rice-burners do. So with that fact in mind, the Lexar Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 memories with LEDs highlighting the memories activities must be super fast. I kid, I kid as the PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz memory shouldn’t be sluggish by any means. The modules will be available in… Read More

  • Kingston launching new DDR3 memory for the gaming crowd

    Gaming nerds that demand the latest and greatest might want to take a closer look at Kinston’s latest memory. Dubbed HyperX, the memory company claims that these are the fastest DDR3 memory units made to date with a 2GHz speed and feature CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.9 volts over the 2GB pair. These memory modules have launched in the States with a $227 MSRP and are shipping right now. Go my… Read More

  • Samsung gets serious about SanDisk buyout, proposes $26/share

    Mockup Looks as if those rumors of a Samsung buyout were true after all. The board of directors at SanDisk were sent the following proposal to swoop the memory manufacturer at $26 per share, cash. The letter states that SanDisk investors would see a 93 percent premium based on the surge SanDisk’s stock saw when it was first reported that Samsung was interested. And it basically goes on… Read More

  • Kingston's cute little SD pack is very practical

    I like devices that use SD. Not only is it cheap and easy to find, but it’s easy to adapt. SD, MiniSD, and MicroSD by all rights should be a nightmare to deal with, but with a couple cheap pieces of plastic (much like the cards themselves) makes things as easy as cake. You’ve got your microSD for your phone, a miniSD adapter for what have you, and an SD adapter for cameras… Read More

  • Lexar bumps capacity of JumpDrive Secure II Plus up to 16GB

    Last week, Lexar updated the tiny Firefly flash drive to 16GB and today the outfit announced the Secure II Plus line availability too. This model forgoes the diminutive size in favor of a 256-bit AES encryption and an external capacity meter. Either way you go, tiny size or government-level security, the two 16 GB options sport the same MSRP: $99.  via PR Read More

  • 32 GB flash coming from Toshiba by Christmas

    Toshiba is prepared to roll out their latest and greatest NAND flash chips produced with the 43-nanometer process. These 32GB drives should hit the production lines in the fourth quarter after samples are made available in September. So if our math is right, they will work their way into your next-gen PMPs, mobile phones, and/or anything else that simply must contain that much memory… Read More

  • Hands-on: Kingston microSDHC 8GB

    Not the most exciting news or hands-on we’ve had at the CrunchGear office, but I’ll be sure to add Kingston’s newly added 8GB microSDHC card to my arsenal. The Class 4 comes with a microSD adapter and retails for $58, which is $13 cheaper than Sandisk‘s same offering. Read More

  • OCZ make-a special RAM for your gaming lap-a-top

    Those DIMMs may not look that special, but they’re secretly sweet. These DDR3 modules are much faster and use less power than what you’ve got in your laptop right now, although I’m skeptical that laptop RAM uses more electricity than, say, the fans (especially in a high-performance laptop). Still, any saving of power is welcome, especially when your main concern with a laptop… Read More

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