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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.

MemTest86+ Tests Memory for Free

Free, self-booting utility MemTest86+ is as thorough and effective a memory testing program as you'll find.

Researchers Claim Memory Encryption Breakthrough

Researchers say they've achieved a breakthrough in how encryption can be used in technology called non-volatile main memory.

Apple Said to Seek Smaller SIMs for Skinnier Devices

Apple wants to SIM cards to be made smaller in order to enable the creation of thinner devices, according to network operator Orange.


My PC Doesn't See Its New RAM

Wlczsf asked the Laptops forum why his PC doesn't see all of its new RAM

SanDisk and Toshiba One-Up Intel, Intro 19nm Flash Memory

SanDisk and its partner Toshiba announced this week a 64Gbit NAND flash memory chip using 19-nanometer technology

Intel and Micron Pack More Flash Memory in Less Space

Intel and Micron have raised the bar for flash memory with a 20nm process delivering more memory in less space, while also reducing costs.

Eye-Fi Rolls Out Direct Mode and a New Card

Direct Mode lets you transfer photos from a camera with an Eye-Fi card directly and wirelessly to an iPhone or an Android phone or tablet.

Experts See Wide Use of Flash-hard Disk Hybrids by 2016

A quarter of new laptops and half of new desktop PCs will adopt an emerging data storage method by 2016, pairing flash memory with traditional hard disk drives...

Japanese Chip Makers Begin Recovery After Devastation

Some Japanese chip makers are starting to pick themselves up and resume operations in the earthquake and tsunami-torn northeast.