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Putting stress at bay through memory tests

When people are stressed they tend, sometimes, to become confused and forget things. New research suggests learning by taking practice tests helps to protect the memory against the negative effects of stress.

Terahertz radiation could make computer memory 1,000 times faster

Researchers have discovered that the radiation emitted by terahertz waves could allow computer memory 1,000 times faster than current modules to be developed. The discovery has significant implications for the future of AI and machine learning.

Google Chrome to make slow PCs a little faster this December

Google has announced that an upcoming version of its Chrome web browser will reduce memory usage by as much as 50 percent. In some cases, even more significant savings could be observed. The improvements will make Chrome easier to use on low-end PCs.

Explanation for why Alzheimer’s causes memory loss

The tau protein has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. However, there has been, until now, little research about how then protein contributes to memory loss. A new theory has been proposed.

Study finds posting on social media helps improve memory

Ithaca - A study conducted at Cornell University determined posting experiences on Facebook and other social media sites helps improve a person's memory. This was the first study of its kind although it has been known writing down experiences helps improve memory.

Samsung unveils the world's largest consumer SSD

Samsung has announced the world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch SSD designed for the consumer market. The drive can store up to 4TB of data, the same as a high-end hard drive, while outperforming mechanical disks on every metric and using less power.

Forget microSD — Something far better has finally arrived

Samsung has announced the world's first UFS removable memory cards for mobile devices, available in capacities up to 256 gigabytes. UFS is the replacement for the ubiquitous microSD used by current smartphones and offers huge performance improvements.

Essential Science: West Nile virus causes memory loss

One of the lasting effects of West Nile virus, for some sufferers, is neurological problems including memory loss. A new study links this to an immune reaction.

Want to remember something? Then exercise

Having trouble remembering important things, such as names for a business meeting, studying for an exam, or a list groceries? The answer is to exercise, and to time the exercise 4 hours after reading or hearing the thing you want to recall.

New AI app for the iPhone gives you an 'intelligent memory'

A new app is seeking to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to the iPhone, giving you an "intelligent memory" inside your smartphone. Snips has modelled the way humans learn to create an app that sorts and links all your data.

Stress can affect brain function and memory

A new study into the effects of long-term stress has shown the condition can affect brain inflammation and that this, in turn, affects short-term memory function.

How memory loss is linked to schizophrenia

Columbia University researchers have found that deficits in social memory (which is connected with schizophrenia) is associated with a decrease in certain brain cells.

'Poetic passwords' could be the future of memorable security

A pair of researchers claim to have developed a new system for generating super-secure, memorable passwords that is based around rhyming poetry. The resulting phrases would take five million years to crack, based on the performance of today's computers.

Best way to remember someone's name revealed

Montreal - It's happened to all of us. We see a familiar face but we can't quite place the name of the person, sometimes leading to embarrassment. Researchers have pinpointed the best way to put a name to a face.

Too much willpower leads to memory loss

A new study indciates that people who exercise willpower could suffer impaired memory function, via the draining of shared brain mechanisms and structures.

Carbon nanotube processors could be 1000x faster than silicon

A new method of engineering the processors that power computers could result in chips with 1000 times the performance of today's best offerings, according to a group of researchers.

Britons reflect on 63 years of life under Queen Elizabeth II

Derby - Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest-reigning monarch on Wednesday after over 63 years on the throne.

Google Chrome is going on a diet today

Google has updated its Chrome web browser with several new features designed to make the browsing experience feel much faster, especially on low-end devices. There are also some major improvements to battery life, another traditional issue in Chrome.

Samsung unveils world's largest hard drive — 16TB super-fast SSD

Samsung has created the world's highest-capacity hard drive, cramming 16TB of file storage space into a unit that fits into a 2.5-inch bay. Even more significant is that the drive is actually an SSD based around 3D NAND chips and not a hard drive at all.

Is your S6 crawling along? Samsung admits it might, here is why

Samsung has admitted that a major software defect on its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, is causing some phones to run excruciatingly slowly when compared with the stated specifications. A fix is on the way but some users aren't happy.

Can our metabolism change our memory?

New York - Fruit flies learn and remember a preference for lower-calorie typical lab nutrition over high-calorie food, according to a new study.

Apple may have invented USB Type-C

A major Apple blogger has revealed that the company is actually responsible for the creation of the new reversible USB Type-C standard. The tech giant then gave it to the relevant bodies to encourage larger adoption by other companies.

Exploring the memory patterns of bees

London - In a new study, researchers have demonstrated the occurrence of false memories in bumblebees. This is a pattern that seems to occur in other bees as well.

New malware allows complete bypassing of network passwords

New malware has been discovered in the wild that can allow attackers complete access to a domain, able to login as any user without the need for authentication.

Can chocolate improve memory?

New York - In a new study, chocolate was found to improve the memory of people aged between aged 50 to 69. Sounds good? The only catch is that you would need to consume an excessive amount of chocolate to achieve the memory feat.

Meditation may physically alter regions of the brain

Harvard researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital reported that the practice of mindfulness meditation can physically alter regions of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.

The key to having a good memory is ridiculously simple

Memories don't just happen on their own. You have to, quite literally, pay attention. "The process [of memory] starts with our attention," Michele L. Brennan explains at Psych Central.

Study shows junk food damages your brain

Trans fats found in junk food are renowned for creating obesity and heart disease, but now it has been proven that they damage the functioning of the brain as well.

Study: Cocoa antioxidants helps reverse age related memory loss

New York - If you find you have become more forgetful lately, you may want to consider munching on some dark chocolate according to a study released on Sunday.

How photos impact our memory

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the impact of a single photo on our brains and memory, and how is our social-media-saturated culture affecting our relationship with the photograph?
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