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.

Not to be outdone, Amazon unleashes unlimited storage for $5 a month

Toshiba announces industry's densest 3D flash memory

Toshiba announces industry's densest 3D flash memory

Toshiba announced a flash memory chip that stacks 48 transistors vertically, improving density over previous industry leaders such as Samsung.

Ford to put brakes on speeding with new tech

Ford to put brakes on speeding with new tech

Ford's upcoming Intelligent Speed Limiter system monitors road signs with a camera mounted on the windshield, and slows the vehicle as required.

EMTEC Type-C flash drives to begin shipping

EMTEC Type-C flash drives to begin shipping

After SanDisk announced its first USB Type-C flash stick earlier this month, EMTEC this week announced its own line of the 10Gbps thumb drives.

SolarCity to build its own power grids

SolarCity to build its own power grids

SolarCity, a solar panel installer, is offering to set up mini-power grids that include battery backup, which can be deployed by corporate campuses, military bases and even cities.

Holy smoke! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast

Holy smoke! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast

Benchmark tests on a new MacBook Pro show it can pin the needle at more than 1,400MBps.

Triple-level cell flash set to dominate market

Triple-level cell flash set to dominate market

This coming quarter, TLC flash will represent nearly half of all flash memory sales. The most crucial point in development of TLC NAND flash came last year, when Apple chose to use it in the new iPhone6 and 6 Plus.

Tesla announces over-the-air upgrade with range assurance

Tesla announces over-the-air upgrade with range assurance

Tesla today announced the coming availability of version 6.2 of its OS, which will automatically tell drivers where charging stations are and when they're driving out of range. The company also announced version 7 of the software,...

Tesla's Elon Musk says driving may someday be illegal

Tesla's Elon Musk says driving may someday be illegal

The Tesla founder said at an Nvidia conference that humans may not be allowed to drive for safety reasons once autonomous cars are ubiquitous.

Self-driving Audi to drive from California to New York

Self-driving Audi to drive from California to New York

Delphi and Audi are planning to send an autonomous vehicle from San Francisco to New York City in order to test the vehicle in various roadway and weather conditions.

Hertz is installing car cams that point at drivers

Hertz is installing car cams that point at drivers

Unbeknownst to some drivers, Hertz has been upgrading its “NeverLost" onboard navigation assistant with a tiny internal cameras. But the company says it has not activated them, yet.

New 3D printer claims to be 25X to 100X faster than the competition

New 3D printer claims to be 25X to 100X faster than the competition

A new 3D printing process uses a projector under a light sensitive resin pool. As the platform moves upward, the projector moves along cross sections, solidifying the liquid as it goes and forming objects in minutes instead of hours.

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