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ZRAM announces latest advances in floating-body memory

Washington (DC) - Last week, Dr. Serguei Okhonin, a co-founder and current chief scientist at Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISI), presented details of a "New Generation of Z-RAM"....

False starts in race to future of DVDs

Is all of this Blu-ray Disc versus HD DVD bickering much ado about nothing? Many column inches and much screen space have been filled with discussions of a "war" between two rival next-generation DVD formats. On one hand, it's understandable:...

Hybrid hard drives finally ship

SEAGATE HAS FINALLY started shipping hybrid hard disk drives, but enthusiasts hoping to see a big performance kick should be warned - they won't get it....

New hard drive tech could double storage densities

Another week, another hard drive read mechanism, or so it seems. The amount of corporate and university-based research that is devoted to increasing the storage density of the common hard drive gives a clue about the relative importance and consequent...

AMD invests $7.5 million in Transmeta

Advanced Micro Devices announced Friday a $7.5 million investment in chip designer Transmeta, strengthening the bond between the two chip companies....

Intel readies massive multicore processors

Ants and beetles have exoskeletons--and chips with 60 and 80 cores are going to need them as well....

Wi-Fi memory cards coming to cameras

Think of it as point, shoot and post. In the fall, start-up Eye-Fi plans to release Secure Digital memory cards with integrated Wi-Fi chips. With the card, digital cameras will be able to automatically send photos to home PCs or...

Intel readies new chipsets

Intel is set to take the wraps off its latest chipsets and a new low-cost laptop. Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's sales and marketing group, plans to unveil the chipsets during his keynote address on...

Vista will be the last version of Windows for Pentium 4 and Core Duo owners

UPDATE | Microsoft's Alex Heaton has clarified the comment of Bill Laing, on which this story is based. "Bill Laing, a General Manager in the Microsoft Windows Server Division, has been quoted as saying that Windows Server 2008 will be...

Blu-ray or HD DVD? Some HP customers won't have to choose

HP is planning to offer a hybrid HD DVD/Blu-ray optical drive for some of its build-to-order this week. An HP representative told that the new options will be available this Wednesday for select PCs through its online store, such as...

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