Samsung cranks out 32GB DDR3 RAM sticks

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Samsung has managed to cram 32GB of memory onto a single RAM stick, by developing a 4Gb RAM chip (4Gb = 512MB). The 32GB capacity is possible by shoehorning two 16GB modules onto one unit. Of course the real effect will probably be an increase in the availability of 16GB RAM sticks, which are much easier and cheaper to create.

Considering most people still run 32-bit operating systems, which can cope with a maximum of 3.8GB of RAM, this development is one to file under ‘wait a few years’, especially as most people will likely plump for 32-bit Windows 7 for compatibility reasons. Despite the scientific progress, the market is still stuck in the 2GB – 4GB range that it has been for a couple of years.

(via Gizmodo)

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Another iPhone lawsuit: Apple knowingly selling cracked handsets?

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Every so often someone decides to file a lawsuit against Apple because — well, because it’s Apple, it seems.

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We’ll leave aside the “defective 3G” and “not twice as fast” parts of this lawsuit (yes, it comes in multiple parts, folks) because we’ve already been there and got the T-shirt. Instead, let’s look at the accusation that Apple knowingly and wantonly shipped defective iPhones with hairline cracks in the casing…

Virtual Orchestra – 64 musicians replaced by 64 speakers

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Apple and AT&T sued for selling too many iPhones

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A lawsuit in San Diego, filed last week, is accusing Apple and AT&T of overselling iPhones. It’s being alleged that the companies promised fast 3G speeds, knowing that the thousands of customers would slow down the network to a crawl. The lawsuit also accuses the two companies of misleading customers over the speed of EDGE on the first iPhone…

YouTube Video of the Day – Britney Spears' MTV VMA comeback doesn't go to plan

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IFA 07: Sharp dancers singing the hilarious Aquos song


Only in Germany could a company get away with something so cheesy as four brightly-clad dancers singing along to a song about a TV range. And only in Germany could the whole audience lap it up, cheering wildly and demanding more…