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.

More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants

SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants

The memory maker plans to build three new semiconductor facilities by 2024 in preparation for what it sees as future increased demand.

High-tech vehicle systems get short shrift by many drivers

High-tech vehicle systems get short shrift by many drivers

A new report from JD Power shows that many high tech innovations added to vehicles, such as mobile routers and automated parking, aren't being used by drivers.

MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

MIT has built a 3D printer that can print with multiple materials and has an integrated machine vision system for self-calibration of print heads, 3D scanning and a closed-feedback loop to enable print corrections.

Hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 lasts a week without recharging

Hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 lasts a week without recharging

A British tech firm has developed a hydrogen fuel cell for smartphones that can last a week without recharging.

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

The Linux Foundation has announced a collaborative of 13 industry-leading companies in support of open source object storage on next generation, Ethernet-enabled storage devices.

Intel to pilot cloud technology for sharing personalized cancer treatment

Intel to pilot cloud technology for sharing personalized cancer treatment

Intel and an Oregon hospital announced a technology that will allow clinics around the world to securely share patient genomic data, images and electronic health records as part of an analytical cloud platform to discover personalized...

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Researchers from Samsung and MIT have developed a new solid electrolyte that they say will enable batteries to last indefinitely. They see it as a power storage "game changer."

Researchers can store data in DNA; the hard part is retrieving it

Researchers can store data in DNA; the hard part is retrieving it

Researchers have discovered a method for storing information in DNA that can last for at least 2,000 years and which takes up a fraction of the space required by hard drives and other electronic media.

Google tool calculates the costs, savings of solar installations

Google tool calculates the costs, savings of solar installations

Google's Project Sunroof looks up your home in Google Maps and combines that information with other databases to create a personalized roof analysis to determine how much solar panels would save on electricity costs.

Massive telescope array aims for black hole, gets gusher of data

Massive telescope array aims for black hole, gets gusher of data

Astronomers controlling a synchronized network of 34 ratio antennas hope to capture the first ever picture of a black hole -- one that's located at the very center of the Milky Way.

Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

Samsung has taken the wraps off an enterprise-class SAS SSD that stores 15.36TB in a 2.5-in. laptop drive form factor.

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