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  • News: Sony's new "stacked" image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels

    Sony, which makes the camera modules used in the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, said Monday it will begin sales of a new image chip that is nearly half the size of current models.

  • How-Tos: How to Add RAM to Your Laptop

    One of the best ways to perk up the performance of an older laptop is by increasing its memory. Most of the time, the process of adding RAM is little harder than changing a light bulb. But not every laptop is easy to upgrade, and some modern thin-and-light units can't be upgraded at all--you have to buy the laptop with as much memory as you expect to need for its lifetime. Here's a primer to upgrading your laptop with additional RAM.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tabloid entertainment

    The (putatively) true Hollywood story behind Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec, a (possible) sneak preview of the new iPhone dock-connector port, and the judge in the Apple-Samsung case exposes a troubling drug habit (sort of). Extra, extra, read all about the remainders for Thursday, August 16, 2012.

  • Buying Advice: Nvidia GTX 660 Ti review – including SLI and 3-way SLI

    Nvidia promised the GeForce GTX 660 Ti to be a graphics card that is ideally suited to gamers who play on a single full hd screen. After our extensive tests, we have to agree.

  • News: Which Ultrabooks Have User-Replaceable Batteries? Too Few

    Most new super-thin laptops, including Ultrabooks and the Retina MacBook Pro, are designed so consumers can’t change the batteries themselves. This is a big issue if you plan on keeping your new laptop for more than two years or want to hand it down to someone else later.

  • News: Startup Skyera says it can beat hard-disk storage prices with flash array

    Skyera, a Silicon Valley startup, says it can make high-speed flash storage for enterprises cheaper than hard disks by using the low-grade chip technology found in thumb drives.

  • News: SkyDrive Web App Gets a Makeover, Android App Coming

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service is getting a new look and new features on the Web, and a SkyDrive Android app is just a few weeks away.

  • News: Microsoft revamps Skydrive cloud storage service

    Microsoft has given a makeover to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, including a new Web interface, as well as improvements to its desktop applications and developer API, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • News: HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization

    Hewlett-Packard is readying three new software capabilities that are designed to help enterprises pool their computing and storage resources across a network.

  • News: Violin to bring deduplication, replication, other tools to all-flash storage arrays

    Violin Memory plans to add deduplication, thin provisioning, snapshots and other features in a software update for its all-flash storage arrays, in a bid to match some key features that enterprises are used to getting in disk-based platforms.

  • Buying Advice: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB hard disk review: extremely fast 7200 rpm hard drive

    The performance of the Barracuda 7200.14 is simply outstanding. It belongs to the fastest 7200rpm hard drives that are currently available. Not only that, the disk is also more affordable than the high-end 7200rpm 2TB drives from other brands.

  • News: IBM claims spintronics memory breakthrough

    In a paper to be published in the scientific journal Nature this week, IBM researchers claim to have had a huge breakthrough in spintronics, a technology that could significantly boost capacity and lower power use over today's memory and storage devices.

  • News: Choose the Right Graphics Card: 2012 Edition

    Modern graphics cards are intimidating, hulking beasts in a world of increasingly tiny PC components. Most of them are double-wide, occupying two expansion-slot spaces, even though they use only a single physical slot. Many require two power connectors and beefier-than-average power supplies. Their primary audience appears to be serious PC gamers, who use an arcane jargon of their own: frame rates, VSync, antialiasing.

  • News: Samsung details next-generation Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets

    Samsung has shared more details about its next-generation Exynos 5 Dual dual-core mobile processor, which will be two times faster than comparable Exynos chips currently used in the company's smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Livedrive releases Chromebook app for cloud storage

    Cloud storage provider Livedrive introduced an app for Google's Chromebook on Thursday that is designed to give Livedrive customers access to their files stored online, which can total as much as 5TB.

  • News: Proact launches latest 'Dropbox for the enterprise'

    Storage integrator Proact has launched a new file-sharing and storage service called Probox – the latest offering claiming to be a “Dropbox for the enterprise,” alongside the likes of Google Drive, VMware Octopus, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box and Huddle Sync.

  • News: Open-source movements butt heads over logo

    A gear logo proposed to represent and easily identify open-source hardware has caught the eyes of the The Open Source Initiative, which believes the logo infringes its trademark.

  • News: NASA: Your smartphone is as smart as the Curiosity rover

    While the Mars Curiosity rover is the most complex machine NASA has ever sent to another planet, the computer that runs it is no more powerful than the one in your smartphone.

  • News: SSD array maker Nimble releases scale-out arrays

    The new line of CS400 and ES-series arrays are being targeted at users running performance-intensive applications such as OLTP and VDI.

  • Buying Advice: Ten 60/64 GB SSD round-up: small affordable SSDs

    SSDs have gone down in price a lot in recent months. It's now possible to find 64 GB SSDs for less than £50. That means that the cheapest SSDs are now on the same level as the most affordable hard drives, in theory taking away any arguments for not including an SSD in your (new) PC. Hardware.Info took a closer look at 10 small SSDs to find out which is the one to get.



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