Memory Machine

Slate

From a technical standpoint, Apple's ability to group like photos together is impressive. Who could have imagined a phone could ever do such a thing as identify all your pets and group them together under the heading "Fluffy friends"? But it's also something your phone doesn't need to revise history to do, and the music and slideshow-panning effects are heavy-handed attempts on Apple's part to repackage your life back to you: See how much better things look with a smartphone in your hand? All the sophisticated machine learning in the world can't minimize the creepiness of big companies like Facebook and Apple trying to horn in on your personal moments. The more these services try to approximate a warm, human touch, the wider the gap between an actual memory and its simulacrum, a capital-M Memory, starts to seem.


Intel Optane Memory Modules Accelerate Slower Drives And Enhance PC Performance

Forbes - Tech

When 3D Xpoint memory technology was first announced by Intel and Micron back in 2015, it was hailed as a potential game changer. At the chip level, 3D Xpoint memory technology offers much better performance and higher endurance than NAND flash memory, which can approach the speed of DRAM. A future where computer systems access a single, high-speed, durable pool of addressable space for both memory and file storage are much closer to reality thanks in part to 3D Xpoint memory technology. We are not there yet, though. To date, Intel had only introduced a single, enterprise-class product featuring 3D Xpoint memory, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X – you can read about that device and Intel's Optane branding here.


Scientists solve the mystery of déjà vu - and say NOT experiencing could be a sign your memory is failing

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Scientists claim to have cracked the mystery of déjà vu - and say not experiencing it could be a sign on health issues. Brain scans have revealed the phenomenon is simply the brain checking its memories are correct. They say that not experiencing the strange felling of having experienced something before may actually have issues with their memory. Researchers say the phenomenon is simply the brain checking its memories are correct. Not experiencing it may actually have issues with their memory, the Scottish team say.


New 512GB microSD memory card will make you go power-mad

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Dutch scientists on how to get super-sized memory in days

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Anyone can teach themselves to have a memory the size of a champion, a study shows. Scans found ordinary members of the public had brains as sharp as the world's greatest memorisers after a simple brain training course using'memory palaces'. It means the ability to perform astonishing feats - such as remembering lists of several dozen words - can be learned, say scientists. After 40 days of daily 30-minute training sessions individuals who had typical memory skills at the start and no previous practise more than doubled their capacity. In this study, the learning strategy scientists chose was loci training, also known as creating a'memory palace'.