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7 days, 7 futuristic technologies: Insanely fast chips, mood-sensing computers, and more

Amazing advances in computing technology revealed themselves at small events around the globe this week. Catch up on Hybrid Memory Cubes, super-speedy processors, and more.

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All about DDR4, the next-gen memory coming soon for PCs and mobile devices

DDR4 promises to run half as hot and twice as fast as good ol’ DDR3. Here’s what to look forward to as this memory gradually makes its way into PCs and mobile devices.

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Micron's revolutionary Hybrid Memory Cube tech is 15 times faster than today's RAM

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube, which stacks memory modules, is 15 times faster than DDR3 and also more power efficient

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Dell executive says HP's new Machine architecture is 'laughable'

John Swainson says HP just wants "bragging rights," mocking the company's research effort.

Little Drive, Big Deal

That little storage tank can be used for a lot more than just ferrying files.

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DDR4 memory for desktops expected to arrive in third quarter

Crucial will ship DDR4 DIMMs at around the time Intel ships chipsets compatible with the memory.

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Toshiba, SanDisk start producing smaller, faster 15nm NAND flash memory

The chips feature a data transfer rate of 533 megabits per second, according to Toshiba.

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Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

We took a mainstream PC and individually upgraded it's processor, graphics card, memory, and storage. Find out which ones busted our benchmarks.

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Faster computer performance targeted by next-gen HMC memory spec

Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium hopes to double memory bandwidth with its second-generation specification.