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Google improves Chrome's battery life by pausing Flash

It's no secret that Google Chrome tends to be a battery life hog compared to other popular web browsers, which is why in the latest Chrome Beta, Google have implemented a feature that will hopefully save you some battery.

Samsung begins producing faster, more reliable 3D Vertical NAND

Samsung have announced today they have begun mass-producing an improved version of NAND flash memory, known as 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND), that's said to overcome the scaling limits with traditional NAND. The company revamped their Charge Trap Flash architecture to…

Netflix planning switch from Silverlight to HTML5

Netflix has been working toward transitioning away from Silverlight to HTML5, it recently indicated on its technology blog. With Silverlight's biggest customer fleeing the web-based video plug-in scene, the imminent demise of browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight…

Micron touts industry's smallest 128Gb NAND flash chip

Micron Technology has announced what it claims is the industry's densest 128Gbit NAND flash memory device. With die area of only 146 square millimeters, the chip is made using a 20nm fabrication process and is based on triple-level-cell flash technology.

Lacie's XtremKey USB 3.0 touts 230MB/s transfers, rugged design

Lacie has expanded its rugged storage line with a new portable flash drive that offers more strength and speed than the company's previous offerings. Constructed out of Zamak (zinc alloyed with aluminum, magnesium and copper), the XtremKey USB 3.0 can…

Singapore agency unveils 5mm-thick 1TB hybrid storage drive

The Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) has announced a new ultra-thin high-density hybrid hard drive that bests a recently unveiled Western Digital product. In what is said to be the smallest and…