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Google and ASUS to release second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in July, says Reuters

Reuters Google and Asustek to release nextgen Nexus 7 tablet in July

Google’s next generation of Nexus 7 tablets from ASUS will be Qualcomm-powered and arrive this July, according to Reuters. If its sources are to be believed, Mountain View is aiming to ship eight million units by the end of the year, showing it has a lot of confidence in the upcoming model. Other leaked info claims more screen resolution, a thinner bezel and an unspecified Qualcomm CPU instead of the current model’s NVIDIA Tegra 3, possibly to save power. There’s no info on pricing or other specs and Google’s not speaking at this point, of course — but if it proves accurate, hopefully the two companies have learned their lesson from the current model’s runaway success and will ramp production accordingly.

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Hybrid Memory Cube receives its finished spec, promises up to 320GB per second

Hybrid Memory Cube receives its final spec, promises 15X the RAM bandwidth

The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium has been almost too patient in developing a standard for for its eponymous technology — efforts began 17 months ago — but it at last has more than good intentions to show for its work. Its just-published HMC Specification 1.0 lets companies build platforms and RAM with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB chips incorporating the stacked, power-efficient technology, all without compatibility jitters from other supporters. The completed spec is a scorcher when living up to its full potential, too. With eight links, a memory cube can reach a peak 320GB/s (yes, that’s gigabytes) of aggregate bandwidth — more than a hair faster than the 11GB/s we often get from existing DDR3 memory.

The Consortium is teasing us with more. Although we’ll have to wait until the second half of the year before HMC 1.0 products appear in earnest, the Consortium already has a next-gen blueprint due in early 2014 that should nearly double individual data link speeds (from 15Gbps to 28Gbps). While we’d like to see the group walk the walk with real products before it talks more talk, there’s still a chance that some memory performance bottlenecks could vanish for a good, long while.

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Google+ now allows full-size photo uploads from desktop browsers

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As glad as we are that Google gave mobile photographers the chance to upload full-size photos to Google+ back in December, the absence of a desktop equivalent has been more than a little conspicuous. We’re back to equilibrium now that Google has enabled full-size uploading from any old computer’s browser. Enable the option and a collection can hit the servers just as you’d remembered it. Like with mobile uploads, though, this isn’t intended as a large-scale backup service: any images more than 2,048 pixels across (or videos over 15 minutes) will still count towards whatever your Google Drive cap may be. Don’t upload a gigapixel-class photo of your vacation, then, but do know you’ll have a safe place to store everyday photos in all their original glory.

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As glad as we are that Google gave mobile photographers the chance to upload full-size photos to Google+ back in December, the absence of a desktop equivalent has been more than a little conspicuous. We’re back to equilibrium now that Google has enabled full-size uploading from any old computer’s browser. Enable the option and a collection can hit the servers just as you’d remembered it. Like with mobile uploads, though, this isn’t intended as a large-scale backup service: any images more than 2,048 pixels across (or videos over 15 minutes) will still count towards whatever your Google Drive cap may be. Don’t upload a gigapixel-class photo of your vacation, then, but do know you’ll have a safe place to store everyday photos in all their original glory.

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As glad as we are that Google gave mobile photographers the chance to upload full-size photos to Google+ back in December, the absence of a desktop equivalent has been more than a little conspicuous. We’re back to equilibrium now that Google has enabled full-size uploading from any old computer’s browser. Enable the option and a collection can hit the servers just as you’d remembered it. Like with mobile uploads, though, this isn’t intended as a large-scale backup service: any images more than 2,048 pixels across (or videos over 15 minutes) will still count towards whatever your Google Drive cap may be. Don’t upload a gigapixel-class photo of your vacation, then, but do know you’ll have a safe place to store everyday photos in all their original glory.

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