Toshiba and SanDisk announces new 3D NAND

Toshiba and SanDisk today announced development of the world’s first 48-layers 3D stacked flash memory called BiCS.

The chip is based on 48-layer stacking process, which enhances the reliability of write /erase endurance and boosts write speed. It is suited for use in diverse applications, Smartphones, Future laptops and SSDs.

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Mass production will begun after 2016, when construction at fab2 will be completed at Yokkaichi Operations.

Source: Toshiba

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Apple Music added to Billboard Top Charts

Apple Music has got itself in the Billboard 200 Album chart, Hot 100 singles list and many others. Apple’s dominance in the digital download market was well known.

iTunes store sales were already a benchmark in the download industry. Q3 Quarter reported revenue of $5 Billion from iTunes, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and many other services. This number may not be huge if compared with Apple revenues from iDevices but its a major metric on its own.

Increasing popularity of Apple Music and its addition to Billboard gives great sign of another win for Apple.

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United Airlines hacked

In early June United Airlines detected a breach in their systems. As a result of the breach, information regarding movement of millions of Americans is in hands of a China backed hacker group that was reportedly behind the OPM Breach.

As reported by Bloomberg: Among the cache of data stolen from United are manifests — which include information on flights’ passengers, origins and destinations — according to one person familiar with the carrier’s investigation.

These recent attacks including the one on Ashley Madison have raised a question for all of us: “Is there anything which is really secure over Internet?”

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Tesla Two Wheeler rendered

Jans Slapins, a well-known designer has rendered the Tesla Model M as a new motorcycle concept. At present, Tesla may not be interested in a Tesla two wheeler but we hope Elon Musk have a revolutionary two wheeler in his fantasies.

As quoted in Silodrome:

This concept utilises a 150kW electric motor with four computer controlled modes: Race, Cruise, Standard, and Eco. Lithium-ion batteries are mounted as low as possible within the aluminium frame to keep centre of gravity as close to the asphalt as feasible, and the fuel tank location is used as a water-tight storage compartment for a backpack, laptop and anything else the rider needs to carry – including a full face helmet. The wheels are carbon fibre to reduce unsprung weight and suspension is provided by a mono shock at the rear and upside down forks up front – interestingly there’s no transmission, as electric motors produce 100% of their torque from 0 rpm.

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Intel and Micron Debuts Breakthrough Memory Technology

Intel and Micron unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize the digital era by fast access to large sets of data. 3D XPoint technology (Production ready) is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

Highlights as mentioned by Intel:

  • Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
  • New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
  • The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
  • New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.

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Apple declares record Q3 profit of $10.7 billion

Apple’s record breaking streak continues with highest ever profit of $10.7 Billion with 33% jump in its revenues.

iPhone sales were up 35 percent as compared to previous quarters. Driven by higher margins on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the huge Chinese revenue surge, iPhone revenue was up 59 percent as quoted by Apple CEO Tim Cook:

“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch.” – Apple CEO Tim Cook

 

 

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Nokia’s HERE map finds German Automakers as potential bidders

Uber’s dream of having Nokia’s HERE mapping service seems to go on a Moon ride as the major German automakers namely, Audi, BMW and Diamler are reportedly buying it for $2.7 Billion.

 


According to reports, these automakers will also let other vehicle brands to democratize the platform and use it for their own good.

PS: No more TOM TOM or Garmin, HERE is Here.

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