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The iPhone 7 Plus May Have Got That RAM Boost After All

Unsurprisingly but still annoyingly, Apple decided not to talk about RAM at its Wednesday iPhone launch, instead choosing to focus purely on the new A10 Fusion processor. That led many of us to just assume that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus featured 2GB of the stuff -- the same as their predecessors. Read More >>

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If You Bought RAM 15 Years Ago There Could Be Cash Coming Through Your Letterbox

Fifteen years ago, when many of you were sucking at the teet of your mothers the rest of us were sucking at the teet of technology, and we, being brave technological pioneers, bought our RAM and installed it ourselves. Read More >>

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A Quick Refresher on How Computer Memory Works

RAM, DRAM, SRAM, SSD, HDD. The language of computer memory, like most other components of computers and smartphones, is a collection of alphabet soup. So it can be difficult to wrap your brain around what exactly those collection of letters mean, and more importantly, what the hell they do. Read More >>

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Samsung’s First 10-Nanometer DRAM is 30 Percent Faster

Your RAM’s about to get an upgrade. Samsung has announced the world’s first 10-nanometer 8-gigabit DRAM chips, and it promises that they’ll be 30 percent faster and 20 percent more efficient than what went before. Read More >>

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We Know How Much RAM the iPhone SE Uses

Those cheeky so-and-sos over at Apple left a couple of key details out of the iPhone SE launch yesterday, one of which was how much RAM the handset runs on. However, an even cheekier chappy claims to have already put the SE through its paces, with AnTuTu apparently declaring that it uses 2GB of the stuff. Read More >>

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How to Quickly Flush the RAM on Your iPhone

Apps misbehaving? Phone acting sluggishly? If you’re experiencing any kind of problem with your iPhone, then emptying out the device’s RAM can often do wonders. It effectively ditches everything the phone was trying to juggle in its memory at once. Restarting your iPhone is one way of doing this, but there is a quicker option. Read More >>

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This is Samsung’s Crazy New 128GB RAM Chip

This may look like a regular RAM chip, but it packs a mighty punch. This is the latest chunk of DDR4 RAM to roll off Samsung’s production line, and it squeezes a giddying 128GB into its little frame. Read More >>

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New iPhone Specs Confirmed, 2GB of RAM On-Board

While Apple showed off most everything about the new iPhones last week, it didn’t tell us about one thing: how much RAM is crammed inside the new phones. Thanks to some clever sleuthing in Xcode, we now know the numbers. Read More >>

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Future Versions of Chrome Will Kill Flash, in the Name of Battery Life

It’s no secret that Google Chrome hogs RAM and battery life like an Overly Attached Browser. In an effort to reduce the strain on your poor overwhelmed laptop, Google is introducing a feature that will auto-pause ‘unimportant’ Flash elements on a webpage. Hell yes. Read More >>

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Why Chrome Uses So Much Bloody RAM

Google Chrome is a fine browser, but that goodness comes with a number of foibles that make us want to tear down walls and run to Firefox. But as Lifehacker points out, there’s a good reason that Chrome eats up so much damn RAM — and there are solutions to help you get around it. Read More >>

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iPhone 6 May Stick With the 1GB of RAM

New rumours from Chinese manufacturer spec sheets suggest the iPhone 6 may not feature an internal RAM upgrade, with Apple said to be sticking with the 1GB that's served the iPhone 5S so well thus far. [Phone Arena] Read More >>

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Samsung Teasing Future Smartphones With 4GB of RAM

That boring square thing up there is your gateway to enhanced mobile phone fun, in the form of Samsung's new 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM chip. It's a one gigabit memory chip, but designed to be whacked into phones and tablets in groups of four. Hence a Galaxy S5 or similar with 4GB of RAM might be your next fantasy hardware buy. Read More >>

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Memory Chips Are the Most Expensive They’ve Been in Two Years

Manufacturers and consumers alike better brace themselves: memory chip prices have hit a two-year high because of a major fire in a massive Chinese production plant. Read More >>

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Resistive RAM: Terabytes of Storage and 20 Times Faster Than NAND

There's never a shortage of new experimental forms of memory — but a company called Crossbar has now worked up something called resistive RAM, which could wipe the floor with NAND. Read More >>

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PS4 May Reserve 3GB of RAM for the OS, Leaving Devs with 5GB to Play With

Some technical specs covering the PS4's memory allocation have been causing the usual massive, angry internet controversy, with gamers left in bewildered, directionless uproar over news that PS4's 8GB of RAM could leave just 4.5 - 5GB for games once the OS has taken a chunk out of it. Read More >>