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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

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Samsung releases super-high-capacity 8GB DRAM

Samsung today announced a new 8GB DRAM package with 10-nanometer-class process circuitry that has twice the capacity and twice the speed of DDR4 DRAM used in PCs.

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XYZprinting announces $290 desktop 3D printer

XYZprinting today announced its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini 3D printer, which the company said is aimed at all skill levels.

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Fujitsu's DRAM killer uses carbon nanotubes for a 1,000x performance boost

Fujitsu is now manufacturing a new storage-class memory made from carbon nanotubes that is 1,000 times faster than DRAM and has seemingly limitless endurance.

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Hyundai in talks with Google on developing self-driving cars

Hyundai's president confirmed his company may work with Google in developing an autonomous car because Google is not "as familiar with vehicles."


Samsung’s gargantuan 15TB SSD can be yours—for $10,000

Samsung began shipping its 15TB SSD in March to equipment makers, but the drive recently began showing up on retail sites with a price tag of about $10,000.

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WD preparing to ship flash chips with a whopping half a terabit of capacity

Western Digital is now manufacturing 3D-stacked NAND flash chips that have 64 layers, 16 stories higher than its previous 48-layer technology -- meaning its 33% more dense.

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Atomic-scale memory can store 500 times more than today’s best hard drive

Scientists at Delft University in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale “hard drive” that can store the entire U.S. Library of Congress on a 0.1mm wide cube.

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Tesla will make 'significant' upgrades to Autopilot driver assistance system

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Sunday his firm will send over-the-air upgrades to its vehicles with Autopilot capability, after a crash involving the technology resulted in the death of a driver.

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Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims

In the latest of several Tesla vehicle accidents, the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV claims the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and crashed into the side of a building.

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HP begins selling its mondo Jet Fusion 3D printer for offices

HP today began taking orders for its new Jet Fusion 3D printer. About the size of two washing machines, the printers will start at $130,000 for the 3200 series and in the low $200,000 range for the 4200 series.

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These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

Data storage manufacturers have repeatedly come up against walls in their quest for ever larger drives and faster performance. And each time, new technology allows them to scale those walls and keep going. They're about to do it again.

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Seagate's blistering new 10GBps NVMe drive is the world's fastest-ever SSD

Seagate will show off at an industry event today a 10GBps SSD, 4GBps faster than any previous drive.

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SSD prices plummet again, close in on HDDs

Consumer-grade SSDs saw a 12 percent price decline over just the past quarter. Based on DRAMeXchange’s analysis, the price difference between 128GB SSD and 500GB HDDs will shrink to less than $3 in this year.

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Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

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Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.