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.

Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM announced a partnership with drugstore chain CVS that will have the super computer compiling pharmacy customer data with the latest research in order to detect the potential onset of chronic illness early on.

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron may be touting their new 3D XPoint memory as the first new class of memory since 1989, but it bears a remarkable resemblance to another memory that's been around for years. That said, 3D XPoint is in a league of its...

Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers because of vulnerabilities in auto information and entertainment systems.

Honda joins list of carmakers embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda joins list of carmakers embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda announced that its 2016 Accord will offer smartphone mirroring technologies that will enable drivers to use mobile apps with their infotainment systems.

Update: Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

Update: Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

After revelations that some vehicles with UConnect radio systems could be hacked and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued a recall notice for 1.4 million vehicles to fix the security hole.

Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, experts say no network firewall will ever be totally tamper-proof, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than block it.

Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

A hacker who was able to wirelessly gain access to a Jeep and control its vital functions said he could do the same with any number of vulnerable vehicles on the road today.

SunEdison drops $2.2B to acquire Vivint Solar

SunEdison drops $2.2B to acquire Vivint Solar

SunEdison, the world's largest renewable energy development company, signed an agreement to buy out out one of the leading providers of residential rooftop solar systems.

Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.

Some sharks have become social media stars

Some sharks have become social media stars

When pro surfer Mick Fanning was attacked during a competition Sunday, Twitter lit up, but it wasn't talk of Jaws and scary fish; many were sharing information about the location of their favorite sharks and the fact that they weren't...

Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

For $1,500, XYZprinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic 3D printer can blow away fused filament printers in accuracy. However, it does have some drawbacks.

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