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Java Compiler Would Enable High-quality Code, Efficient Memory Use

Participants in the OpenJDK email-based discussion group, including representatives from Oracle, have been advocating for the Graal project.

Troubleshoot Bad RAM Modules with MemTest86+

Now able to run from a flash drive, this free utility can help determine if faulty memory is causing system problems.

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: The Specs Explained

We help you identify the key specifications and components you need to consider when shopping for a desktop PC.

Lexar Media Platinum II 16GB Secure Digital Card, $21

Get a 16GB Secure Digital card for only $21 at, with free shipping.

Should I Upgrade My RAM?

Ericuse165 found some memory at a great price. He asked the Laptops forum if he should update his laptop.

Apple Looks to Japan for DRAM, NAND Flash Supply

The company is trying to reduce its reliance on Samsung as a supplier, reports claim.

HP Or No HP: The PC Lives

Clearly, the PC is dead, right? Well, no. Flexibility, innovation and users’ storage needs will keep it around a good long while.


Your Old Smartphone's Data Can Come Back to Haunt You

Your smartphone probably contains data in places you might not think to look. People--and companies--that sell old phones often do a lousy job of erasing all that info, according to our research with 13 secondhand phones.


12 Tech Revolutions That Fizzled

Virtual reality and its oversize helmets. The Segway scooter. AT&T's Picturephone from 1964? These tech innovations and more were supposed to change your life. Whoops!

5 PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong (and How to Do Them Right)

Upgrading your PC's hardware can be easy, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do each task. Here are five upgrades that most users do a half-baked job on, and tips to help your upgrade go flawlessly.