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New 3D XPoint Storage Will Be 1,000 Times Faster Than Current SSDs

Think your solid state drive is blazing fast? Then prepare to be amazed by the new storage system being proposed by Intel and Micron, which promises speeds that are one thousand times faster than current NAND Flash memory.


Intel and Micron Team Up To Announce Revolutionary New Memory Technology

Dubbed 3D Xpoint, the new tech promises to be up to 1000 times faster than current NAND used in SSDs. It’s not just some pie in the sky might be invention — it’s slated to go on sale in 2016.


Smoking Pot May Make You More Prone To False Memories

As we’re all aware, weed makes us a bit forgetful. Say what? But a regular toke can also leave you more prone to remembering stuff that didn’t actually happen, according to new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.


The Smallest Game Of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that — and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive.


How Computer Memory Really Works

We talk about memory a lot when we discuss gadgets, and it’s no surprise: it’s one of the biggest indicators of performance in the gadgets we all use. But rarely do we stop and think about how it works at the very basic level.


Why Weed Makes You... You... Huh?

Scientists have long suspected that THC somehow affects the hippocampus region of the brain, the bit responsible for controlling short-term memory, but they have never been able to prove it. Turns out that’s because they were looking at the wrong grey matter.


Train Your Brain To Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can’t all hope to match Sherlock Holmes’ preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can build a Mind Palace just as lavish as the famed detective’s. Here’s how you can improve your memory and reasoning skills in your free time.


This MicroSD Card Packs Massive Capacity Into A Minute Form Factor

At the company’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, SanDisk announced today the imminent release of the single largest-capacity microSD card ever created. This tiny storage medium offers an unprecedented 128GB of space, but don’t expect it to come cheap.


How Much Storage Does Your Smartphone Actually Give You?

The dirty little not-so-secret of smartphones is that you’ll never get the full amount of memory marked on the case. Operating systems take up space! But different phones leave you with different amounts of storage. Here, from Which?, are the most and least generous.


Australian Scientists Discover Plants That Can Learn And Remember

New research from a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia will change the way you think about the difference between plants and animals. Mimosa pundica plants, they found, can learn and remember, despite not having a brain. Those active little fern-like things always did seem sort of smart, though, didn’t they?


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