Stories by Lucas Mearian

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

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

A Chinese company has become the first to construct multiple buildings using 3D printers that extrude recycled building materials at breakneck speed.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 July, 2014 06:00

Tags: peripherals, Printers, Yingchuang New Materials

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 01 July, 2014 20:08

Tags: SSD, Drives, Data storage, storage, computerworld

Personal 3D printer sales to reach $1.2bn 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.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 June, 2014 04:33

Tags: HP, Computer Peripherals, consumer electronics, Strata, Stratasys, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Personal Technology

Katherine the White Shark crashes research site's servers

Katherine, 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.

By Lucas Mearian | 20 June, 2014 05:45

Tags: applications, CEA, big data, software, data mining, location-based services, internet

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 20 June, 2014 04:27

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, Federal Communications Commission, telecommunication, time warner, regulation, at&t, CenturyLink, government, broadband

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 19 June, 2014 06:39

Tags: applications, Emerging Technologies, Mobile device management, hardware systems, big data, software, data mining, mobile

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 June, 2014 07:14

Tags: HP, Emerging Technologies, WalMart, hardware systems, sustainable IT, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 June, 2014 02:03

Tags: choice, Networking, Industries, washington post, internet, netflix, government, Government/Industries

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 17 June, 2014 07:36

Tags: starbucks, Apple, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, virgin mobile, hardware systems, smartphones, kyocera

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.

By Lucas Mearian | 13 June, 2014 07:18

Tags: telecommunication, Networking, netflix, broadband

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