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3D printing in the kitchen gives new meaning to fast food

3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.

Ossia shows wireless charger Cota using standard spectrum

Startup Ossia is developing wireless charging technology called Cota that's based on the same unlicensed spectrum that powers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other wireless standards, and can charge devices from as far as 10 feet and eventually 30 feet.

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DRAM prices jump despite reasurrances after facility fire

Prices of DRAM chips have continued to climb after a major Hynix FAB plant was damaged by fire last week.

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New hard drive tech will help Seagate crack 5TB barrier in 2014, 20TB in 2020

Seagate announced that it has sold more than 1 million drives using a new recording technology that will offer consumers 5TB hard drives next year and possibly 20TB drives by 2020.

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Sharks go wireless as scientists tag them to track their travels

A team of scientists off the coast of Cape Cod has been catching and tagging great white sharks with wireless transmitters to learn more about their behavior.

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Dropbox dismisses hack demonstrated by developers

Developers who were able to bypass Dropbox's security by reverse-engineering Python applications described their technique in a published paper.

Nissan plans to offer affordable self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan said it’s already building an autonomous-drive proving ground in Japan.

Thunderbolt drive shipments surge, but USB still reigns

Single disk drive shipments continue to surpass all other storage devices, such as RAIDed NAS systems, for personal data storage, while shipments of hardware with the Thunderbolt interface surged in the past year.

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.

TCL's 50-inch 4K UHD TV

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.