Lucas Mearian

General assignment and storage

Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Israeli startup says its new software would have prevented Tesla hack

Doctors: E-health records raise costs, don’t help patient outcomes

Doctors: E-health records raise costs, don’t help patient outcomes

Most physicians believe mandated electronic health records not only increase operating costs but draw their attention away from patients and have little effect on patient outcomes.

Aetna to give away 50K Apple Watches to its employees, subsidize others for customers

Aetna to give away 50K Apple Watches to its employees, subsidize others for customers

Health insurer Aetna said it plans to give employees 50,000 free Apple Watches and subsidize the cost of the mobile device for a select number of its largest customers in an effort to bolster its analytics-based mobile wellness and...

Audi, BMW and Daimler partner with tech firms to drive 5G into cars

Audi, BMW and Daimler partner with tech firms to drive 5G into cars

Three of Germany's biggest automakers have partnered with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to form the “5G Automotive Association” to develop and promote next-gen vehicle communications.

Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

Microsoft to connect Renault-Nissan self-driving cars through Azure cloud

Microsoft to connect Renault-Nissan self-driving cars through Azure cloud

Microsoft has signed a deal to work with Renault-Nissan to create a new vehicle communications platform via the Azure cloud.

Samsung releases the world’s fastest gumstick SSD

Samsung releases the world’s fastest gumstick SSD

Samsung today released two new gumstick SSDs based on the non-volatile memory express (NVMe) specification with peak speeds of up to 3.5Gbs.

Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity

Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity

A new report from the World Energy Council has revealed 30% of installed power generating equipment is made up by renewable technology and it is responsible for 23% of total global electricity production.

Apple commits to run off 100% renewable energy

Apple commits to run off 100% renewable energy

Apple joined with 77 other corporations around the world in committing to using electricity from 100% renewable sources to run its data centers and offices around the globe.

Start-up sells a stamp-sized Linux server for $5

Start-up sells a stamp-sized Linux server for $5

A wildly popular Indiegogo campaign is offering early birds the world's smallest Linux server, with Wi-Fi built in for IoT applications, for $5.

SanDisk reveals world's first 1TB SD card

SanDisk reveals world's first 1TB SD card

SanDisk today showcased its upcoming 1TB SDXC card prototype at a European trade fair for photo and video professionals.

Autonomous boats -- yes, boats -- to hit the water in 2017

Autonomous boats -- yes, boats -- to hit the water in 2017

MIT and two Dutch universities are collaborating on a $27 million project to create a fleet of autonomous canal-going vessels. At the same time, private companies are already building open water vessels for a myriad of transportation...

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