giz asks
Can You Remember Being a Baby?

Every life-stage has its share of novelty – first kiss, first tax return, first twinge of certain death – but when it comes to new experiences most of us peak in infancy. Just laying there, gargling and soiling our diapers, we as infants cycle through thousands of firsts. It would be nice to remember some of them, as our lives slow down – as we settle into the same office chair for the 200th time, and sip from the same novelty coffee mug. But infancy scans as a blank for most of us. Read More >>

podcasts
How The Satanic Panic Completely Changed The Way We Think About Memory

The Gateway podcast follows Gizmodo’s investigation into the influence internet spiritual guru Teal Swan has over her thousands of followers across the world. Read More >>

science
Neat Experiment Suggests Crows Are Even Better Tool-Makers Than We Thought

New research shows that crows can recreate tools from memory, a capacity previously thought impossible for birds. Read More >>

memory
Virtual Police Could Be Better at Interviewing Eyewitnesses Than Real Ones, Study Suggests

As many a crime documentary has made clear, eyewitness testimony is often much less accurate than you might think. But a new study published recently in Frontiers in Psychology suggests there could be a relatively simple way to improve witness recollections: Have a virtual avatar do the interviewing instead of a policeman. Read More >>

science
Prosthetic Memories Help Brain Injury Patients with Short-Term Recall

If, at its most essential, the brain is a mass of wires and circuits, then when something goes wrong, logic suggests the brain can be re-wired to fix it. This is the theory behind a host of research that seeks to correct things like mental illness, paralysis and blindness, and impaired cognitive ability, by interfering with the brain’s wiring and firing. Read More >>

storage
This New Integral Memory 512GB MicroSD Card Is the Biggest on the Market

There’s now a microSD card capable of holding over half a terabyte of data. Per the Verge, Integral Memory’s new 512 gigabyte card exceeds the previous record holder, SanDisk’s 400GB card, by over a quarter more memory. Read More >>

science
People Are Really Great at Forgetting If Their Jeans Are Made Through Child Labour

We humans are plenty talented at seeing, hearing, and speaking no evil. But when push comes to shove, as a recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research demonstrates, we’re also great at forgetting any evil existed at all—especially if that memory loss will make our buying choices a little less guilt-ridden. Read More >>

booze
Drinking After Learning Helps Remember Stuff

A study into the effects of drinking has found something good again. This time, researchers had the amazing idea of giving people alcohol after they'd been taught something and found that, amazingly, getting mildly drunk afterwards seemed to make the lesson stick in their memories better. Read More >>

science
Weed Microdosing Mice Study Brings Great News, But There’s a Catch

Microdosing weed has become a minor trend with humans lately, but the science on its actual benefits is fairly shaky. Now, in a newly published study by a group of scientists in Germany, evidence shows that older mice may experience a reversal of brain aging and a restoration of the ability to learn. Read More >>

guts
Intel Claims Its Magical New Memory Will Speed Your Computer Up for Cheap

For a decade now, one of the biggest factors in choosing a computer has been the choice between traditional hard drive and solid state drive. The former is cheap, bulky, and slow. The latter is expensive, light, and fast. There has been zero middle ground. You’ve had to compromise between price and speed. But Intel’s hoping to eradicate that compromise with its new Intel Optane Memory. According to Intel, installing this single memory stick in your computer could supercharge even the slowest hard drive and give you the SSD’s best feature: speed. Read More >>

storage
This Two Terabyte Flash Drive Is Packing More Storage Than Your MacBook

For those eager to easily misplace two terabytes worth of photos, videos, MP3s, and other important documents, today Kingston unveiled a three-inch USB flash drive packing more storage than even a fully spec’d MacBook Pro. Read More >>

dogs
Your Dog Remembers All Those Awful Things You Did

Ever wonder if your dog recalls those times you were were a really shitty owner? The latest science shows they most certainly do. Read More >>

rumours
Apple to Scrap 16GB iPhone 7 Model, Says Source Who’s Definitely Not Guessing

Supply chain sources who might be real or might just be guessing, claim to KNOW what is going to be inside this year's impending iPhone 7. This will be the year Apple switches to 32GB of operating memory across the range, apparently. So expect prices to rise accordingly, as there's no way Apple would offer people more stuff for the same price. Read More >>

science
How Do Plants Remember Things From One Year to the Next?

Plants have an incredible knack for greening and flowering in sync with the seasons. We’ve been trying to figure out how they do it for years, and now, scientists have uncovered evidence that memory is involved. Read More >>

storage
Seagate’s New 10GBps SSD Will be the World’s Fastest

Seagate’s new SSD will be very, very fast indeed. In fact, able to transfer data at up to 10GB per second, it’s 6GB per second faster than its previous best — and it’s claimed it will be the fastest in the world. Read More >>