Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly among them.

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

New York-based ShelterZoom is going live soon with its blockchain-based real estate offer-and-acceptance application; it's one of several ways companies are testing out the distributed ledger technology.

iOS 12 is now installed on nearly 3 out of 4 iDevices

iOS 12 is now installed on nearly 3 out of 4 iDevices

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now running on 70% of all iOS devices, according to new data.

Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

The Swiss-based company said the phone will not only act as a cold-storage crypto wallet, but also give users a secure means of communicating with others.

Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

Ohio businesses can now use the cryptocurrency to pay their taxes and view the transactions in real time online via a transparent blockchain ledger.

W. Va. says mobile voting via blockchain went smoothly

W. Va. says mobile voting via blockchain went smoothly

West Virginia's Secretary of State said the technology, first tried out in this year's mid-term election by a small group of voters, is not just a trend. It's 'the future.'

ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

The encrypted email service provider, born out of CERN in Europe, has unveiled a VPN app for iOS devices.

Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam

Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam

Data from job-search site Indeed shows interest in those with blockchain development skills, including the creation of cryptocurrencies, has waned as bitcoin's value – and the hype around it – has fallen over the past year.

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft's new software development kit aims to allow businesses to create distributed ledger technology for specific use cases and to aid integration of the technology with existing data and legacy systems.

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