Lucas Mearian

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

GM to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on most vehicles

Monsters, Mustangs and motorcycles: The coolest 3D things at RAPID

Monsters, Mustangs and motorcycles: The coolest 3D things at RAPID

3D printer makers and service providers showed off an array of cutting-edge designs all made through additive manufacturing. Everything from production metal engines and drones to motorcycles, bicycles and special effects parts for...

Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

Hyundai will begin using Android Auto in its Sonata infotainment system, making it the first major carmaker to use it in production vehicles.

Is Apple planning a 3D printer?

Is Apple planning a 3D printer?

As corporate giants such as GE and Boeing adopt 3D printing, industry analyst Terry Wohlers predicted that one more company is likely to join the pack with its own machine: Apple.

How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

3D printer maker Stratasys and auto/aerospace parts maker TE Connectivity have been busy on separate projects to demonstrate the possibilities for large 3D-printed parts to be used in commercial applications, and the companies showed...

Organs may someday be printed inside people

Organs may someday be printed inside people

While great strides have been made in printing organ tissue outside of the body, one scientist believes bioprinting the tissue inside the body will be a more effective method.

Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

With the number of 3D printing patents rising quickly, it's ripe for the next onslaught of litigation.

How astronauts 3D printed a wrench they needed in space

How astronauts 3D printed a wrench they needed in space

NASA and partner Made In Space are working to build a more sophisticated 3D printing center on the International Space Station that will allow astronauts to create tools and experimental equipment as they're needed.

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video)

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video)

The Formlabs Form 1+ is an incredibly accurate 3D printer, capable of reproducing mind-blowing intricate models. It's also a costly and slow machine.

CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

CenturyLink, which runs 55 data centers, today announced the opening of a new data center that gets 85% of its power from a Columbia River dam.

GE 3D prints a working RC jet engine

GE 3D prints a working RC jet engine

GE was able to create a working jet engine using an additive manufacturing technique known as direct metal laser melting. The resulting engine's turbine achieved 33,000 rpm.

Could Tesla Energy's batteries blow up Elon Musk's company?

Could Tesla Energy's batteries blow up Elon Musk's company?

Tesla's new home and business battery push requires hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment from a company that’s currently losing money. Could the company's latest venture sink Tesla?

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