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.

GE to use crowdsourcing and 3D printers to build next-gen appliances

Dremel releases a 3D printer for the masses

Dremel releases a 3D printer for the masses

Hand power tool maker Dremel has unveiled a 3D printer it said will allow almost anyone to use the desktop technology.

Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

Why the entry-level iPhone 6 has just 16GB of storage

Why the entry-level iPhone 6 has just 16GB of storage

While Apple offered several new features to its entry-level iPhone 6, it didn’t bump up the onboard storage capacity beyond where it was two years ago.

Micron ships 16nm node SSDs, cheapest price yet

Micron ships 16nm node SSDs, cheapest price yet

Micron is shipping its latest client SSD that offers up to 1TB of capacity at a cost of just 45 cents per gigabyte.

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

Energous has developed a WiFi-style wireless charging device that sends power to anything within a 15-ft. radius.

SanDisk announces world's highest capacity SD card: 512GB

SanDisk announces world's highest capacity SD card: 512GB

SanDisk's new 512GB SD card sports write speeds up to 90 MB/s.

Quantum Dot technology may smother OLED TVs in the crib

Quantum Dot technology may smother OLED TVs in the crib

OLED 4K TV technology offers flexible panels and a picture that spans the full color gamut, but the manufacturing process is highly inefficient and expensive, which may leave a wide opening for new quantum dot TV technology.

New StarTech disk drive duplicator copies at 22GB per minute

New StarTech disk drive duplicator copies at 22GB per minute

StarTech has announced its latest disk-to-disk drive duplicator, which ratchets up copying speeds almost three-fold compared to the previous model.

Consumers warm to 4K TVs as they reach 6% market penetration

Consumers warm to 4K TVs as they reach 6% market penetration

Ultra-high definition TVs are beginning to see some market penetration with about 14 million shipped in 2014.

WD leapfrogs Seagate with world’s highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

WD leapfrogs Seagate with world’s highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

WD today announced 8TB and 10TB helium-filled hard drive line, as well as several enterprise storage announcements around archive and near-line storage platforms.

If Tesla’s Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can’t others?

If Tesla’s Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can’t others?

Tesla expects to use geothermal, wind and solar to achieve 100% renewable energy production, but that model is not viable for most other industries.

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