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.

Rocket maker for NASA and the Air Force to begin 3D printing parts

Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

John Hancock insurance has become the first company to offer discounts for policyholders who let it track their Fitbit activity levels and log other healthy-living activities into a online service.

NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

While the healthcare industry is now grappling with interoperability problems related to electronic medical records, the NFL has figured out how to solve the issue.

IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA's line of wireless furniture includes bed tables, desks, lamps and do-it-yourself kits to create your own mobile device wireless charging furniture.

Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

XYZprinting has released its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Junior 1.0, which at $349 will likely delight beginner makers with its fully-enclosed design and onboard LED-control display. But don't expect a lot of detail in...

Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

While the technology to enable interoperability between electronic medical record systems, insurers and healthcare institutions exists, some industry players continue to actively block data exchange.

IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM today announced a new business unit based on the Watson supercomputer that will allow physicians, researchers and others to share healthcare data over a secure analytics platform massive data stores to be culled for deep insight...

Lawyers smell blood in electronic medical records

Lawyers smell blood in electronic medical records

While EMRs may be crucial to modernizing medical care by enabling data exchange and new analytics, electronic records are also a potential source for lawsuits against tech vendors.

150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination approaches, two universities and Iron Mountain have unveiled a massive online archive dedicated to him that contains nearly 100,000 documents.

Why your car will be connected to the Internet by 2020

Why your car will be connected to the Internet by 2020

With infotainment systems pushing boundaries, new cars now come with a basic system based on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) paradigm.

How companies will convince you to buy a 3D printer

How companies will convince you to buy a 3D printer

3D printer start-ups like New Matter and Tiko hope to shake up the industry by combining sub-$400 machines with maker communities who use the cloud to share ideas. Is that enough to get you to start printing your own objects?

Here's what the brain in Audi's self-driving vehicle will look like

Here's what the brain in Audi's self-driving vehicle will look like

Audi AG is developing a device the size of an iPad that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself along streets and highways without crashing.

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