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It’s 2017 and smartphones with 8GB of RAM are coming soon

Windows PC makers are still offering plenty of computers with 4GB of RAM (or less). But soon you may be able to buy a smartphone with as much as 8GB of RAM. We heard rumors last year that LeEco would launch a phone with that much memory. It didn’t happen. But last week Asus unveiled […]

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iPhone 7 Plus is the first Apple phone with 3GB of RAM (iPhone 7 has 2GB)

Like the last few iPhones, apple’s new 2016 smartphones come in two sizes. Ther’es the 4.7 inch iPhone 7 which sells for $649 and up, and the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus which is priced at $769 and up. But the screen size isn’t the only difference between the two phones. The iPhone 7 Plus […]

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Smartphones with 8GB of RAM may be coming soon

It’s only been a few months since the first smartphones with 6GB of RAM started to appear, and while they’re not exactly mainstream just yet, they are becoming increasingly common. So what’s next? Smartphones with 8GB of RAM, obviously. Rumor has it that Chinese device maker LeEco will launch a new phone in August featuring […]

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IBM: phase-change memory could be cheaper than RAM, more versatile

The DRAM currently used by computers and smartphones is faster than flash storage or hard drives, which is why it’s used for random access memory. But DRAM is relatively expensive and it’s volatile memory, which means that it can’t retain any data if the power is cut. There are a number of other technologies that could […]

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HP, SanDisk partner to make “storage class memory” for enterprise

HP has been developing a new type of storage and memory technology called a “memristor” for years, and now the company is partnering with SanDisk to work together to turn that technology into real products that could be used data centers and other enterprise areas. Eventually this sort of collaboration could pave the way for consumer […]