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The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

Written by Lucas Mearian24 June 15 04:21

Toyota eyes Ford's latest smartphone interface

Toyota announced today that it may adopt the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) protocol, which is the open-source version of Ford's smartphone-linking technology called Ford AppLink.

Written by Lucas Mearian04 June 15 04:24

Fab plants are now making superfast carbon nanotube memory

A new type of non-volatile memory known as Nano-RAM (NRAM) -- it's based on carbon nanotube and sports DRAM speed -- is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world.

Written by Lucas Mearian02 June 15 20:12

Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

Hyundai today announced it will begin using Android Auto in vehicles this year, making it the first carmaker to enable vehicles to mirror a connected Android smartphone to the car's dashboard infotainment system.

Written by Lucas Mearian27 May 15 04:46

Is Apple planning a 3D printer?

LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Speaking here today about the tremendous growth of the 3D printing industry, analyst Terry Wohlers slipped one name into a list of potential machine makers that took some by surprise: Apple.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 May 15 05:41

How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

When it comes to 3D printing, the general public is likely unaware how far the technology has come from the days when making figurines and trinkets was about all many believed the machines could do.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 May 15 02:09

CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

Communications and data services provider CenturyLink has opened a new data center that gets 85% of its power from nearby dams.

Written by Lucas Mearian15 May 15 00:20

Could Tesla Energy's batteries blow up Elon Musk's company?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to risky but successful ventures. He's helped found companies such as PayPal and other leading edge tech firms, including an aerospace manufacturer to help colonize Mars.

Written by Lucas Mearian09 May 15 00:52

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