computer memory

Sandisk Creates New Flash Chip, Puts Competition to Shame

Recently, Micron and Intel announced their successful joint effort to create a 128 gigabit flash chip. This was a pretty big deal – the previous record was 64 gigabit, so they effectively doubled the size of the largest flash chip …

By Mike Kurz on 24 February 2012

Speed Up Your MacBook Air With A New SSD

We’ve covered a lot of SSD’s aimed at PC’s and PC laptops over the past several months, but we haven’t seen a lot of products aimed specifically at Mac users. Apple’s laptops (specifically the MacBook Air) are designed a little …

By Mike Kurz on 31 January 2012

Mushkin Releasing Three New SSD’s in the Coming Months

If you’re keeping an eye on what’s happening with SSD drives, you’ll want to pay close attention to Mushkin over the next couple of months. They’ll be bringing three new SSD products to market in the near future. The first …

By Mike Kurz on 13 January 2012

System Requirement Round Up for November 8th 2011

The flood of games is in full swing this week with thre top notch titles hitting the PC. If you consider yourself a gamer, you’re probably going to want to pick up at least one of the games available this …

By Mike Kurz on 4 November 2011

System Requirement Round Up for November 1st 2011

Despite the steady flow of games over the past few weeks, there are just two major releases hitting the PC this week. Sonic Generations, and Lord of the Rings: War in the North will both be available this week. Sure, …

By Mike Kurz on 28 October 2011

System Requirement Round Up for October 25th 2011

The long, painful wait is over – Battlefield 3 finally hits the PC this week, bringing massive maps, destructible environments, jets, and tanks to the PC this week. If for some strange reason you’re not interested in BF3, you’ve got …

By Mike Kurz on 21 October 2011

System Requirement Round Up for October 4th 2011

The great games just keep rolling in! This week, the long-awaited Rage hits the PC, along with Payday: The Heist, an objective-based shooter that puts you in the shoes of a criminal. If you’re not into shooters, NBA 2K12 also …

By Mike Kurz on 30 September 2011

FeTRAM to be Energy Efficient and Fast

In a continuing effort to improve computer performance hardware manufacturers are constantly working to develop new types of RAM. One of those upcoming technologies, ferroelectric transistor RAM, looks extremely promising. Ferroelectric transistor RAM, or FeTRAM for short combines flash-based RAM’s ability to …

By Mike Kurz on 28 September 2011

Xbox Live Coming to Windows 8

Back in 2002 Microsoft changed the face of online gaming forever by launching Xbox Live. While online gaming and voice chat were already available on the PC, there was no single unified service that bundled all of these features together …

By Mike Kurz on 20 September 2011

System Requirement Round Up for September 20th 2011

This week’s major releases include games and DLC that span a wide variety of genres. Everything from racking to strategy to shooting is covered in this week’s batch of new releases. F1 2011, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, Might and Magic: Clash …

By Mike Kurz on 16 September 2011