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Lucas Mearian

Intel releases its most reliable pro SSD

Intel today unveiled its Pro 2500 series of flash drives, which include 2.5-in. drives and M.2 flash cards for mobile devices.

Home Depot to sell the ultimate DIY hardware: 3D printers

MakerBot has signed a deal with Home Depot to run a pilot program in a dozen stores to sell the ultimate do-it-yourself product.

The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

The government's military research agency, DARPA, says it has demonstrated a bullet capable of locking onto a moving target from up to a mile away.

As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls

The solar power industry is expanding quickly, but not when it comes to funding for technology advances.

HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry

A dozen mega corporations are demanding that the U.S. government and the energy industry boost renewable energy supplies and make them easier to buy.

Apple's CarPlay to dominate infotainment systems, will be in 24M cars by 2019

Apple's API for in-car mobile devices, better known as CarPlay, will outpace both the open API MirrorLink and GENIVI.

Mobile health device market to grow 8X to $42B

A new report shows venture capital funding and clinical mobile health applications will push the mobile device market to extraordinary highs by 2023.

3D printer constructs 10 buildings in one day from recycled materials

While not the first to use additive manufacturing to create buildings, a Chinese company is using 3D printing technology to build cheap housing out of recycled material at a rate of up to 10 structures in 24 hours.

Fortune 100 companies saved $1.1B using renewable energy

Conservatively, 53 of the Fortune 100 companies using renewable energy for power found remarkable savings, study finds

Review: Samsung's new 3D NAND SSD for 'Pros' is a superfast drive at a good price

Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.

Personal 3D printer sales to reach $1.2B by 2018

A new report shows that 3D printers and the materials that go along with them will explode over the next five years due to a growing comport with the technology fed mainly by inclusion of the tech in academic settings.

Katharine the white shark crashes research site's servers

Katharine, a 14-foot electronically tagged white shark, has become so popular with visitors to a shark-tracking site that she's now routinely crashing servers.

Most ISPs don't deliver on their advertised broadband speeds

An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the U.S. shows broadband speeds don't measure up to advertised rates.

E-health for pets? Smart collar can send health alerts to vets

PetPace's new smart collar is making it easier for veterinarians to track the well-being of pets and keep in touch with owners.

SolarCity plans world's largest solar panel plant in upstate N.Y.

SolarCity, headed by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, plans to build one of the world's largest solar panel production plants on 88 acres in upstate New York.

Dems' plan would force FCC to ban Internet fast lanes

Democrat lawmakers plan to keep the FCC from allowing ISPs from offering higher-bandwidth connections for some Internet traffic over others.

Samsung matters more than Apple in deciding wireless charging's future

Samsung and Apple are the leading handset manufacturers in the world, but when it comes to which one can drive the mobile market for wireless charging, Samsung looks like the bigger player.

Netflix continues to thumb its nose at Verizon in bandwidth fight

After Verizon issued a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix for calling out poor broadband service, Netflix shot back,r saying poor streaming video quality rests squarely with ISPs.

Starbucks' new wireless charging won't work for most devices

Starbucks plans to install Powermat wireless charging stations nationwide in all of its U.S. operated stores, but IHS says the technology is incompatible with nearly all enabled devices.

AMA says telemedicine could improve access, quality of care

The American Medical Association today voted to approve a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.

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