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.

Stratasys now sells professional-grade 3D printers on Amazon

Want a 100TB disk drive? You'll have to wait 'til 2025

Want a 100TB disk drive? You'll have to wait 'til 2025

The International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association has released a roadmap showing the industry could be producing 100TB hard drives by 2025.

Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

Top car makers this week used the stage at the L.A. Auto Show to showcase announcements around their upcoming release of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Comcast app lets customers track service techs in real time

Comcast app lets customers track service techs in real time

To avoid forcing customers to sit at home waiting for their cable fix, ComCast today unveiled a mobile app that lets customers track where service techs are in real time.

Apple, Microsoft, Google and others join push against government spying

Apple, Microsoft, Google and others join push against government spying

Ten top tech companies have signed onto an open letter backing legislation that would prevent the bulk collection of Internet metadata by government agencies.

Rooftop solar electricity on pace to beat coal, oil

Rooftop solar electricity on pace to beat coal, oil

Rooftop solar power will reach grid parity in all 50 U.S. states in 2016, setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake of household and commercial rooftop solar systems.

Carmakers promise they'll protect driver privacy -- really

Carmakers promise they'll protect driver privacy -- really

The two largest auto trade groups representing 19 of the biggest car and truck makers have signed onto a set of principles to protect data privacy in an every increasing digital, connected age.

SanDisk releases Lightning-enabled thumb drive for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk releases Lightning-enabled thumb drive for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk announced a new thumb drive with Lightning and USB 2.0 connectors and software that automatically downloads photos and videos from iPhone's 5 and up and iPads.

The 5 SMART stats that actually predict hard drive failure

The 5 SMART stats that actually predict hard drive failure

Backblaze, the cloud service provider that has released several internal studies on hard drive failure rates in its data center, today released data showing SMART stats are inconsistent from manufacturer to manufacturer and don’t...

Seagate preps for 30TB laser-assisted hard drives

Seagate preps for 30TB laser-assisted hard drives

Seagate has just invested $55 million into its largest wafer development facility to prep for manufacturing HAMR drives.

Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

Intel's SSD DC S3500 Series is jumping from 800GB to 1.6TB and the company also announced a M.2 SSD card for data center servers.

HP's new 3D printer is aimed at manufacturing, not consumers

HP's new 3D printer is aimed at manufacturing, not consumers

An HP executive said that the company has no plans to push its new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer into consumer markets because it's targeted at manufacturers and production parts.

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