Stories by Lucas Mearian

Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 July, 2014 07:05

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, legal, wireless, mobile

Audi tests driverless car on Florida expressway

Audi demonstrated a highly automated driving technology in an Audi A7 equipped to handle driving functions on freeway conditions at up to 40 mph.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 July, 2014 03:44

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems

Solar power war between U.S. and Asia escalates

New tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese imports of solar cells and (for the first time) Taiwan has infuriated some in the solar power industry who believe the steep taxes will adversely affect businesses and consumers.

By Lucas Mearian | 29 July, 2014 07:38

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, U.S. Department of Commerce, regulation, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, sustainable IT, government, Kno

Thanks to NASA, you can now 3D print models of satellites, probes and planets

NASA has released CAD files that can be used by 3D printers to create 21 different objects, from space probes and satellites to asteroids and planetary features.

By Lucas Mearian | 26 July, 2014 02:46

Tags: NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems

Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

Newegg has begun taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Samsung Electronics, Newegg

Ultra high-def TVs still too expensive

A new report from IHS shows that because of steep prices, UHD TVs are not making deep inroads in the television market.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 07:11

Tags: hardware, consumer electronics, hardware systems, IHS, Personal Technology

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

Seagate announced today Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 02:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Data storage, Networking, computerworld, wireless, internet, Roku, mobile, Seagate Technology

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 01:21

Tags: web apps, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, computerworld, wall street journal, sony, Personal Technology, X1, mobile, consumer electronics

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.

By Lucas Mearian | 23 July, 2014 04:41

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, Macintosh, hardware systems, Personal Technology

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 23 July, 2014 03:40

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, storage hardware, intel

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 12 July, 2014 05:36

Tags: App Development, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Emerging Technologies, DARPA, hardware systems, government, Government/Industries

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 12 July, 2014 04:02

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that's too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change.

By Lucas Mearian | 12 July, 2014 00:17

Tags: IBM, environment

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 July, 2014 04:36

Tags: BI Research, Mobile/Wireless, nissan, Networking, Emerging Technologies, Android, hardware systems, wireless, bmw, mobile, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, ABI research, smartphones, Volvo

Mobile health device market to grow 800 per cent to $US42bn

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

By Lucas Mearian | 03 July, 2014 08:02

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, healthcare IT, mobile apps

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