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The 404 Show: Jill Schlesinger, a robotic future, 3D NAND, finance made easy

Jill Schlesinger is back answering 404 listeners' financial questions and giving out great advice. Plus, we'll talk about the chances of a dystopian robotic future and new 3D NAND storage technology that might make 10TB solid state drives a reality.

By March 27, 2015


iPhone 6S teardowns show Apple is paying more for longevity

Apple isn't skimping on components, with a piece-by-piece analysis of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus showing that the smartphones offer improved durability and lifespan.

By September 29, 2015


Apple should kill the 16GB iPhone, but it probably won't

Commentary: While nearly all other high-end smartphones now offer 32GB of storage by default, Apple's entry-level model starts at 16GB. And that feels less adequate with each passing month.

By September 5, 2015


Amazon Echo teardown gets inside the smart speaker powered by the cloud

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Amazon Echo and shows you the tech that makes it a "smart" speaker.

By September 14, 2015


Intel, Micron debut 3D XPoint storage technology 1,000x faster than current SSDs

Pronounced "cross-point", this is a new class of memory that can be used both as RAM and storage.

By July 28, 2015


Samsung ships mSATA and M.2 versions of the SSD 850 Evo

New versions of Samsung's popular drive take different physical designs, while offering almost exactly the same performance and features as their larger sibling.

By March 31, 2015


Storage that's both fast and roomy? It's on the way

Good news for laptop and smartphone buyers: a novel flash-memory design should cut costs and boost capacity.

By March 26, 2015


NAND flash sales indicate ultrabook disappointment

According to new data from iSuppli, flash memory revenue was down 7 percent in 2012.

By February 5, 2013


iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.

By October 24, 2014


iPhone 6 RAM still up in the air

A blog site's report on the amount of memory in the next iPhone turns out to be based on a misreading of a technical diagram, but the question of how much RAM the iPhone 6 needs is an interesting one.

By August 18, 2014