Stories by Lucas Mearian

Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

Could 15 minutes of exercise save you 15% on your life insurance? If you sign up with John Hancock, it could.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 April, 2015 05:51

Tags: healthcare IT, health care, industry verticals, Fitbit, John Hancock

NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

Every one of the 32 NFL teams has 60 players that often receive medical care from hospitals or other facilities they've never visited before.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 April, 2015 00:20

Tags: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, nfl, healthcare IT, health care, industry verticals

IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA has launched its Wireless Charging collection of furniture, which has built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones.

By Lucas Mearian | 16 April, 2015 06:37

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, Ikea, mobile

Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

XYZprinting has been making hay by offering some of the most affordable consumer plug-and-play 3D printers, shipping 30,000 of its da Vinci model machines last year.

By Lucas Mearian | 16 April, 2015 04:10

Tags: peripherals, XYZPrinting, Printers, 3D printers, 3d printing

IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM announced a new business unit, Watson Health, that will offer cloud-based access to its Watson supercomputer for analyzing healthcare data.

By Lucas Mearian | 15 April, 2015 01:05

Tags: Apple, IBM, healthcare IT, health care, industry verticals

150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination approaches, a massive online archive has gone live containing 99,525 documents related to the Civil War-era commander-in-chief.

By Lucas Mearian | 11 April, 2015 00:15

Tags: iron mountain, Data storage, internet

Why your car will be connected to the Internet by 2020

As the capabilities of vehicle infotainment systems advance, and consumers come to expect information in real time, new car models are shipping with a basic system based on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) paradigm.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 April, 2015 05:08

Tags: Automotive, Bosch, texas instruments, Google, industry verticals, Denso, telematics

How companies will convince you to buy a 3D printer

What would convince you to purchase a 3D printer? Low price? Ease of use? A viable purpose? If so, then 3D printing start-ups may be on the right track.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 April, 2015 03:43

Tags: peripherals, Printers, 3D printers, 3d printing

Here's what the brain in Audi's self-driving vehicle will look like

Audi is working with Mobileye, Nvidia and Delphi to develop the various hardware and software components of an autonomous vehicle controller that will be about the size of an iPad.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 April, 2015 06:09

Tags: Delphi, Automotive, computer hardware, nvidia, industry verticals

Feds want to add 75K new solar power workers

The U.S. government has announced plans to help train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, including a number of veterans.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 April, 2015 03:21

Tags: U.S. Department of Energy, George Washington University, IT careers, careers, IT management, The Sun

Nissan CEO: We will have an autonomous vehicle next year

Nissan hopes to have a car that can navigate Japan's highways on its own next year, and the company plans to have a completely self-driving vehicle for urban areas by 2020.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 April, 2015 05:22

Tags: Delphi, Automotive, nissan, industry verticals, telematics

Intel releases the 750 Series SSD, its fastest consumer flash

Intel today unveiled its first consumer-class solid-state drive (SSD) with a PCI Express 3.0 bus and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) high-speed host controller interface.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 April, 2015 04:25

Tags: SSD, Drives, Data storage, storage, intel

Start-up touts wireless charging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

A wireless charging start-up says it has developed a chipset that easily integrates with mobile devices to allow them to charge from existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmitters.

By Lucas Mearian | 02 April, 2015 05:14

Tags: peripherals, Mobile & Wireless, Ossia, Adapters and chargers

California leads nation in solar installations as world sees 14% increase

California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

By Lucas Mearian | 01 April, 2015 06:19

Tags: popular science, Deutsche Bank, emerging technology

Researchers say low-cost, longer-life graphene light bulb coming this year

A lightbulb with that costs less to make, has lower energy emissions and lasts longer  than even LEDs is expected to go on sale later this year.

By Lucas Mearian | 31 March, 2015 07:11

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

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