What would a memory-centric system look like?

What would a memory-centric system look like?
Martin Fink's vision starts with petabyte-scale memory systems.One of the keynotes at the recently concluded Non-Volatile Memory Workshop 2017 was given by Martin Fink, a 31-year HP veteran and newly appointed CTO of Western Digital. Martin ran HP Labs, and HP's high-end server business, and has been thinking about memory-centric computing for years. If the terms "memristor" and "polymorphic computing" ring a bell, you can thank HP Labs for injecti…
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Could your iPhone replace your laptop? Apple toys with dockable phone that turns into PC

Could your iPhone replace your laptop? Apple toys with dockable phone that turns into PC
Apple's drawings show an iPhone-like device docking where you usually find a touchpad on a laptop, with its touchscreen facing up to act as the touchpad. Image: Apple A new patent application from Apple shows it toying with the idea of a laptop powered by an iPhone that's docked face up where the touchpad is normally positioned.The idea that a smartphone is a pocket-s…
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Samsung announces LTE version of Gear S3 Classic smartwatch

Samsung announces LTE version of Gear S3 Classic smartwatch
Jason Cipriani/ZDNet The Gear S3 is easily one of the best smartwatches Android users have the option of using.Between its circular design with rotating bezel for navigating the interface, to Samsung Pay built into the watch, and compatibility with nearly all Android devices (not just Samsung phones), there's a lot to like about the Gear S3 lineup. …
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Apple tries to save the iPad, but it's too little, too late

Apple tries to save the iPad, but it
iPad sales are awful. Truly awful. And while CEO Tim Cook may be bullish about the tablet's future, Apple desperately needed to do something to try to turn sales around.Well, we now have a price cut. You know things are desperate when Apple starts cutting prices, but the latest iPad price cut might have come too late to save it.Must read: How to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 10.3Before we look at why the price cut has come too late, let's con…
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Windows 10 gets battle-hardened: US Army recruits 10,000 rugged tablets

Windows 10 gets battle-hardened: US Army recruits 10,000 rugged tablets
The new tablets are part of the US Army's massive Windows 10 migration announced last year. Image: US Army/AFN Wiesbaden The US Army's Windows 10 deployment has progressed far enough to roll out nearly 10,000 new rugged tablets with Microsoft's latest OS.The rugged Windows 10 tablets will be deployed to soldiers who support the US Army's Global Combat Support System (…
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Samsung Galaxy S: How the Android flagship smartphone has changed its look

Samsung Galaxy S: How the Android flagship smartphone has changed its look
2015's Galaxy S6 added with one hand and took away with the other. The 138g device had a 5.1-inch Quad HD display with 1,440-by-2,560-pixel resolution (577ppi), plus a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It supported wireless charging and ran Android 5.0 (Lollipop). However, the S6 also featured a smaller, non-removable, battery than the previous model, wasn't waterproofed, and did not support external storage expansion via a MicroSD card. On the plus side, switching from a …
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​Samsung offers 14nm network chips with Rambus, eSilicon

​Samsung offers 14nm network chips with Rambus, eSilicon
Samsung has made a successful tape-out for network customers using its 14-nanometer FinFET process, in collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus, the company announced.It used its 14 Low-Power Plus process and know-how from network applications together with eSilicon's ASIC and 2.5D design capability and Rambus' 28G SerDes solution for the design pattern.Samsung also named its newly-developed 2.5 dimension turnkey solution I-Cube (Interposer-Cube), that…
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Nubia Z11: An Android flagship for the cost-conscious

Nubia Z11: An Android flagship for the cost-conscious
If you haven't heard of Nubia, here is a quick take on them.Nubia is a ZTE sub-brand that pitches itself to the flagship end of the phone-buying spectrum that tends to sell direct to consumers, and focuses on its Chinese homeland. In recent times, the brand has reached into India and the United States.And for fans of actual football, the company likely paid a metric truck-load of cash to allow it to sell Cristiano Ronaldo-etched phones -- whether tha…
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How to make the rechargeable battery in your smartphone, tablet or laptop last for years

How to make the rechargeable battery in your smartphone, tablet or laptop last for years
Every battery has a finite lifespan, and this is given as the "recharge cycle" or "battery cycle." Put simply, this is the number of charge/discharge cycles that a battery is expected to endure before it is no longer fit for service. Some hardware manufacturers publish this figure while others do not. For example, Apple makes this information available, stating that the iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 full charge and discharge cycles, while t…
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Dell XPS 27 (7760) review: AIO with 4K display, plus impressive graphics and audio

Dell XPS 27 (7760) review: AIO with 4K display, plus impressive graphics and audio
Dell's all-in-one Optiplex range is a good option if you're looking for an affordable desktop PC for office use, but there isn't a much breadth of features and performance on offer.Models we've reviewed in the past have been limited to 24-inch displays, with modestly-performing integrated graphics and hard drives that can't compete with high-end AIO systems such as Apple's iMac or HP's impressive Z1 Workstation G3. That didn't change with the recent updates to the Optiplex range,…
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