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.


Nikola Motor gets $2.3B worth of preorders for 2,000HP, electric semi-trailer truck

Nikola Motor gets $2.3B worth of preorders for 2,000HP, electric semi-trailer truck

The startup said it has deposits representing more than 7,000 reservations for the electric semi-trailer, dubbed “Nikola One.”

Renewable energy will overtake natural gas by 2027

Renewable energy will overtake natural gas by 2027

Wind and solar will account for almost two-thirds of the 8.6 trillion watts of new power capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years -- and the popularity of electric vehicles will boost electricity demand by 8% in 2040.

Here's how A.I. is about to make your car really smart

Here's how A.I. is about to make your car really smart

Artificial intelligence systems in vehicle-infotainment systems and advanced driver-assistance systems will become standard in new vehicles over the next five years, according to a new IHS report.

Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance

Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance

Intel let slips the timeline for its upcoming Optane line of SSDs that will blur the line between storage and memory by offering performance that has 1,000 times the endurance of NAND flash and is in some cases up to 1,000 times...

Microsoft analyzes web searches, finds clues for early cancer detection

Microsoft analyzes web searches, finds clues for early cancer detection

Microsoft researchers have shown that analyzing millions of web queries can help provide early detection of pancreatic cancer -- and possibly other diseases -- and likely increase survival rates.

Review: New Matter’s MOD-t 3D printer is ingeniously simple (with video)

Review: New Matter’s MOD-t 3D printer is ingeniously simple (with video)

The MOD-t is a low-cost 3D printer that isn’t capable of building detailed, high-resolution objects, but will satisfy entry-level makers with its minimalist looks and ease of use.

Brits can now insure their self-driving cars

Brits can now insure their self-driving cars

A U.K.-based insurance company announced the first personal driverless car insurance policy that helps answer that most basic of questions: who's responsible in an accident -- the car or the owner?

Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

New cars have between 50 million and 100 million lines of computer code -- and for every 1,000 lines there are 10 to 15 bugs that are potential vulnerabilities for hackers. So the industry is ramping up to defend against cyberattacks....

By 2035, 21M self-driving vehicles will be on the road

By 2035, 21M self-driving vehicles will be on the road

IHS now expects that there will be 21 million autonomous vehicles on the road within 20 years -- with America leading the way.

Tesla says Model X accident caused by driver error, not Autopilot

Tesla says Model X accident caused by driver error, not Autopilot

After the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV said the vehicle drove itself into a shopping plaza wall while his wife was at the wheel, Tesla said that data analyzed from the vehicle shows it was driver error and not any kind of self-driving...

Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims

Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims

In the latest of several Tesla vehicle accidents, the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV claims the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and crashed into the side of a building.

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