Samsung showed off a new 6GB DRAM chip yesterday

Samsung brought its 10 nanometer LPDDR4 6GB DRAM chip to a mobile conference in China yesterday. While that’s impressive, the company didn’t elaborate on where it plans to put all that memory — Samsung’s old 20nm 6GB chip for mobile didn’t get much use. Most phones max out at 4GB …

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Google is building its own consumer Android phone

We’ve spent a lot of time this past year wondering if and when Google would bite the bullet and just build its own Android phone for consumers to take on the iPhone directly — there have been hints and leaks, but nothing real. And in true Google fashion, the reveal …

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This is the new nutrition facts label coming to your food

Today, the US Food and Drug Administration finalized its design overhaul of the nutrition facts label, a major change to health information provided on Americans’ food packaging. The new label isn’t completely unrecognizable, but there are a few notable tweaks. Most significantly, a new “added sugars” section will be required, over the …

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This portable microwave is perfect for adventures

Oh, the microwave. The preferred gadget of college kids in need of a quick dinner and New Yorkers who only eat takeout but need to heat up their leftovers. The box has typically been stationed in kitchens and dorms rooms, but now, a company is freeing the microwave and letting …

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Minecraft is launching in China

Today Minecraft developer Mojang announced that it’s creating a new version of the game tailored specifically for gamers in China. The studio has partnered with Chinese internet company NetEase, which also operates a handful of other big Western-developed games in China, including digital card game Hearthstone and the iconic online …

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These stick on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

It’s a cliché to say that your smartphone is pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital microscope — are a brilliant reminder. The lenses are currently available on Kickstarter (the cheapest …

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