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Next-gen storage wars: In the battle of RRAM vs 3D NAND flash, all of us are winners

While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

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Self-driving cars may crank out data at 1GB per second

While self-driving cars may be safe and efficient, they certainly won't be economical in terms of data storage, according to one big data strategist.

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Samsung claims fastest mobile chips for phones, tablets

Samsung is now mass producing 16GB, 32GB and 64GB embedded memory cards that have 400MB/sec interface speeds, almost triple the performance of its current embedded mobile memory.

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Chatty cars are safer cars, transportation board suggests

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging all U.S. vehicles to come equipped with technology that would allow them to communicate with each other to help avoid accidents.

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Time to toss that HDTV? 4K UHD TVs become affordable

Chinese TV maker TCL announced that the first affordable 50-inch 4K HDTV is expected this fall in the United States.

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Power to the people: AT&T sets up free mobile-charging stations in NYC

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AT&T Tuesday announced a pilot project of solar-powered charging stations across all five of New York City's boroughs where the public can charge phones, tablets, and other devices for free.

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Intel nudges closer to offering streaming media service

Intel wants to create a virtual cable service that would bundle TV channels for subscribers. But cable providers are expected to put up a fight.

Hands-free tech still poses high risk for drivers

A study from AAA finds that even hands-free technology, like Apple's iOS in-car displays, still poses a relatively high level of driver distraction.

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Cameras, sensor tags used to monitor caregivers to prevent infection

A Long Island hospital uses motion sensors to activate remote cameras that track when nurses and doctors enter an intensive care room.

Western Digital releases its first 1.5TB mobile drive

HGST has announced its highest capacity 9.5mm-high mobile drive, a 1.5TB, three-platter model that is being targeted at the "prosumer" market.

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Western Digital ships hybrid drive sporting SanDisk memory

Western Digital has released more information on its first hybrid solid-state drive, revealing that it worked with SanDisk to create the 500GB drive.

When cars talk, this is what they'll tell each other

Researchers are developing machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology that allows cars to exchange data with each other, meaning vehicles will soon know what the cars all around you are doing on the highway.

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Seagate unleashes first consumer SSD

Seagate Technology today announced its new portfolio of flash-memory devices, taking the wraps off its first consumer SSD and its next generation of enterprise models.

Samsung builds chips to supercharge your smartphone

Samsung began production of the industry's first ultra-high-speed, 4Gbit, LPDDR3 mobile memory, which it says has performance levels comparable to the standard DRAM used in personal computers.

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Next-gen USB SuperSpeed to eliminate power cords

USB SuperSpeed will move from 5Gbps bandwidth to 10Gbps in the coming year, but it's also leaping from 10 watts to 100 watts for charging, which could power monitors and even HDTVs.

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