Hard drives are all about how much you can store and how quickly you can store it. And this soon-to-be-unveiled phase-change memory drive is expected to up the ante quite a bit.
Phase-changing memory looks great. It's supposed to combine the non-volatile nature of flash-based memory with the fantastic speed of DRAM. Now Intel and Numonyx are teasing with advancements in stacking memory layers, news that brings denser PCM closer to markets.
Fraunhofer Institute scientists have invented The Perfect Coffee Mug: One that absorbs the heat from your beverage, making it go down to a perfect temperature, and then releasing it slowly to keep it at that exact temperature for 30 minutes.
On one hand, Samsung's upcoming Blue Earth smartphone is obnoxiously eco-hip. On the other, it resembles the Palm Pre and can run off sunlight.
George Ou over on Zdnet wrote an excellent piece outlining why those too-good-to-be-true HD downloads we see in Xbox 360, ABC.com and even Apple TV are a bit bogus. He points out that while these services deliver on their 720p resolution promises, the encoded bitrates are so low, compressing the data to such small…
Phase Change Memory (PCM) has been in development since the 1960s and now it is ready for the masses, coined as the new flash memory. Intel and STMicroelectronics are expected to make the new platform available this year, in small quantities. So what is the fuss? In a nutshell, PCM is bigger and badder than its flash…