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.

Samsung releases world's first 2TB consumer SSDs

GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM today announced it will be rolling out a “Teen Driver” system that will allow parents to see data about their teens' driving time, from whether they were wearing a seat belt to how fast they were driving.

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

The three Japanese car makers have agreed to work together to get more fuel cell vehicles on the road and pledged to put money toward building more hydrogen fueling stations.

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide enterprise storage shipments were up more than 41% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015 with 28.3 exabytes of capacity shipping, mainly for company servers.

Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

South Korea's largest automaker today said fuel cell cars represent a bigger opportunity than electric cars.

Microsoft at a crossroads in the automotive tech market

Microsoft at a crossroads in the automotive tech market

Microsoft is being squeezed out of the in-vehicle infotainment business, but it's by no means giving up on the automotive industry. It may have a future as an OS-agnostic provider of cloud-based services.

Community solar farms to grow 500% this year

Community solar farms to grow 500% this year

Solar power farms that share electricity among various community investors are expected to become the largest growth area in the photovoltaic market.

The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

Despite reports that SSDs will soon be on par with hard drives in price, experts say that won't be happening anytime soon.

Mercedes takes on Tesla with its own home and commercial batteries

Mercedes takes on Tesla with its own home and commercial batteries

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its own brand of energy storage units to enable households and businesses with photovoltaic systems to store surplus power for later use.

Tesla boosts power output of its home battery, keeps prices the same

Tesla boosts power output of its home battery, keeps prices the same

During today's annual shareholders meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company will double the power output of its recently unveiled Powerwall home battery.

AMA wants protection for doctors rolling out new medical coding system

AMA wants protection for doctors rolling out new medical coding system

The AMA today voted for a two-year grace period to protect physicians from penalties they may be hit with after rolling out the ICD-10 medical coding system, which is currently federally mandated for Oct. 1, 2015.

Residential solar installs post largest quarterly growth ever

Residential solar installs post largest quarterly growth ever

While commercial and utility installations of solar power underwent a notable decline in the first quarter, residential systems saw an 11% uptick, the largest in history.

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