Stories by Lucas Mearian

U.S. to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 January, 2015 07:15

Tags: ITC, Technology Law & Regulation, european union, legislation, government, trade

Ford opens autonomous vehicle R&D center in Tesla territory

Ford on Thursday announced that it is opening a research center in Palo Alto, California, to accelerate its development of autonomous vehicles and how they will communicate with cars and the infrastructure around them.

By Lucas Mearian | 23 January, 2015 09:43

Tags: popular science, Tesla, Tesla Motors, emerging technology, Stanford University

Solar industry jobs are growing at 20 times the national rate

The solar power industry created 31,000 new jobs last year, a growth rate that was 20 times the national average, according to the fifth installment of the Solar Jobs Census, released today.

By Lucas Mearian | 16 January, 2015 05:25

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, George Washington University

LulzBot Mini 3D printer delivers outstanding details

There are about a dozen metrics by which I judge 3D printers when testing them, including speed, noise and the materials with which they can print.

By Lucas Mearian | 15 January, 2015 08:16

Tags: peripherals, Printers, 3D printers, 3D Systems, Aleph Objects

Verizon unveils aftermarket vehicle diagnostics service

Verizon today announced a new aftermarket vehicle diagnostics and roadside assistance service that works by plugging a dongle into any car's OBD computer port.

By Lucas Mearian | 14 January, 2015 06:45

Tags: Automotive, verizon, Car Tech, industry verticals, telematics

New service wants to rent out your hard drive's extra space

While not a new concept, a new decentralized service is beta testing a peer-to-peer network that would "rent" unused capacity from your computer's hard drive as part of a cloud service to store files from other users.

By Lucas Mearian | 13 January, 2015 08:52

Tags: storage, symform, Storj, cloud storage

Investment in renewable energy soars for first time in three years

Corporations and venture capitalists loved renewable energy last year, and will continue to embrace it this year.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 January, 2015 08:56

Tags: energy, sustainable IT, industry verticals, Capita, Bloomberg, environment

Samsung mass-produces laptop SSD with 2.1Gbps speeds

At CES this week, Samsung announced it is mass producing a hyperfast SSD expansion card for ultrathin notebooks that boasts read speeds of up to 2.15Gbps.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 January, 2015 08:11

Tags: SSD, Data storage, Drives, storage, CES 2015

Kingston unleashes its first PCIe SSD with 1.4Gbps speed

Kingston's HyperX division announced this week at CES that it is releasing its first PCIe SSD.

By Lucas Mearian | 08 January, 2015 09:01

Tags: SSD, Data storage, Drives, storage, VK

Wireless charging -- McDonald's is lovin' it

McDonald's is installing 600 wireless charging stations for enabled mobile devices in 50 restaurants in the U.K.

By Lucas Mearian | 08 January, 2015 08:25

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, McDonald's, wireless charging, IHS, mobile, Sense

Ford touts self-driving car, launches global mobility experiments

Ford today showcased the semi-autonomous vehicles it has on the road already and gave attendees a glimpse into fully autonomous vehicles now in development.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 January, 2015 09:10

Tags: CES, Automotive, CES 2015, Ford, industry verticals, telematics

XYZprinting unveils $349 3D printer, hi-res machine

3D printer start-up XYZprinting, which has built a reputation around affordable consumer-grade machines, announced today two new models, including an entry-level product priced at just $349.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 January, 2015 04:59

Tags: peripherals, popular science, Printers, 3D printers, emerging technology, 3d printing, CES 2015, 3D Systems

Seagate's new 500GB portable drive is about a quarter-inch thick

The computer industry's standard 7mm hard disk drive height (or thickness) is typically reserved for internal computer products that can survive with thinner cases.

By Lucas Mearian | 06 January, 2015 08:31

Tags: seagate, computer hardware, hardware systems

Toyota releases thousands of patents for hydrogen fuel cell tech

Toyota today announced it is opening up to other carmakers and the renewable energy market more than 5,600 patents related to its fuel cell technology.

By Lucas Mearian | 06 January, 2015 08:14

Tags: popular science, Tesla, emerging technology

Harvard researchers unveil 3D electronics printer

Harvard researchers have announced a 3D printer capable of printing both thermoplastics and highly conductive silver inks that allow electronic products to be created on one process.

By Lucas Mearian | 06 January, 2015 06:42

Tags: peripherals, Printers, BP, 3D printers, 3d printing, autodesk, Stanford University

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