All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘memory’

Memory Loss Prevention May Be Just One Bite Of Chocolate Away

Memory loss is a condition that is both terrifying and tragic. For far too many individuals, memory problems grow worse with time. For those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss can be particularly bad. For years, scientists have been working to reverse memory loss. Now there are claims that a much-beloved food may not only prevent the …

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Scientists: We’ve Found a Protein that Guards Memory

A report posted last week via Healthday News on WebMD should sound reassuring to all the baby boomers out there (and everyone else, for that matter): age-related memory loss has been linked to a single protein, and replenishing that protein could reduce moments of forgetfulness. A team of researchers from Columbia University found that the protein RbAp48, which is present …

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Your Nexus 7 Getting A Little Slow? Android 4.3 Should Fix That

Google introduced the new Nexus 7 last week, and some consumers will have already upgraded to the latest model. Others, however, will hold onto last year’s Nexus 7 even if its performance has diminished somewhat over the last year. Fret not, frugal consumer, as the promised Android 4.3 update will make your old Nexus 7 feel brand new again. Anandtech …

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CES 2013: Kingston Somehow Fits 1TB Onto A Flash Drive

You probably have a flash drive – everybody does. It’s likely an 8 or 16GB flash drive for the storage of documents, maybe a few videos and other odds and ends. Kingston, one of the major players in the flash drive business, thinks it’s about time the flash drive starts holding more data – a lot more. Kingston announced at …

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Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study

According to new research, Chemotherapy can induce changes in patient brains, affecting their concentration and memory. Dubbed “chemo brain,” the physiological effects were detected by researchers using PET/CT scans. “The chemo brain phenomenon is described as ‘mental fog’ and ‘loss of coping skills’ by patients who receive chemotherapy,” said Dr. Rachel Lagos, a diagnostic radiology resident at the West Virginia …

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Apple Bans “Memory” from App Store, Cites German Trademark [REPORT]

If you’re currently developing an app for Apple’s App Store, you may want to refrain from including the word “memory” in the title. It may save you a major headache down the road. According to a report from Gamasutra, Apple is sending out notices to some app developers that let them know that their games or apps with the word …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Isn’t Yet Curable, But New Book Helps Treat It

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of my most hated enemies. I watched as it slowly chipped away at my grandmother’s life and sanity. It’s one of those things that you don’t really think about until it directly affects you. Thankfully, some intrepid doctors have found new ways to making life better for those who have just been diagnosed with the disease. …

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Event Pages Keep Chrome Slim And Running Strong

I don’t use a lot of Chrome extensions, but I use a lot of Firefox extensions. I’m going to assume that extensions add a lot of weight to both browsers. It’s worse when you realize that half of those extensions are only used some of the time, yet are still adding to the memory that is being used. Firefox still …

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Transparent Devices On the Horizon

Want a see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist? Such a thing may be possible before long, according to Rice University chemist James Tour, whose lab has developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component. In a talk at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, Tour revealed that the …

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New Samsung MicroSD Cards are Ultra High Speed

Samsung announced today that it has begun mass-producing Ultra High Speed-1 (UHS-1) microSD cards. The UHS-1 interface supports the higher performance levels required on newer LTE smartphones and tablets. “MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality images …

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IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms

Science can sometimes just blow my mind. This is one of those times. Researchers at IBM last week stored a bit, the smallest form of computer memory, into 12 atoms. They make the point of saying that this is significantly less than today‚Äôs hard drives that use about one million atoms to store a single bit of information. They say …

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