NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover's Flash Memory From 125 Million Miles Away

NASA's Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90 day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA's doing a full system backup, memory wipe, and reboot. It's just like your routine computer cleanup, just from the next planet over. » 8/30/14 4:00pm 8/30/14 4:00pm

Sony SD Cards Are Over Half Off on Amazon Right Now

You can always use more memory cards. Whether you're a weekend warrior with your DSLR or a music hoarder on your smartphone, these bite-size bits of storage tend to fill up quickly, and they're easy to lose at that. So take the chance while you've got it, and stock up on Sony memory cards at Amazon. They're mad cheap… » 10/23/13 9:38am 10/23/13 9:38am

Insane Blasts of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it's stable, but it's not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there's a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now. » 12/02/12 3:00pm 12/02/12 3:00pm