Stories by Lucas Mearian

User reviews from 5,000 people tapped for 3D printer buyer's guide

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has compiled its annual list of user reviews to create a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system.

Toshiba's new chip to usher in wireless charging at wired speeds

Toshiba has introduced the industry's first single-chip wireless power receiver that can operate at 15 watts and is compliant with Qi v1.2 standard.

By Lucas Mearian | 23 November, 2015 21:46

Tags: componenets, PC, chip, toshiba

Amazon to build massive wind farm to power web services

Amazon is building a 100-megawatt wind farm in Ohio to power its cloud service centers.

Review: Two USB Type C thumb drives -- one from Lexar, one from SanDisk -- go head to head

Two of the first companies to release USB Type-C thumb drives were SanDisk and Lexar, and while there aren't many systems that have the new 10Gbps ports, we found two and tested which drive performed better.

Daimler to recycle electric car batteries for massive energy storage systems

Daimler AG plans to take old lithium-ion EV batteries and transform them into power storage systems for businesses and homes, enabling renewable energy systems to store electrical capacity for use off-hours.

Google offers up to 1TB of free storage for 'Local Guides' posts

As part of its effort to populate its “Local Guides” feature, Google is offering up to 1TB of free cloud storage to anyone who reviews a restaurant.

The top 3D printers according to Make magazine

The DIY publication released its top 3D printers and also included a list of CNC machines and laser cutting machines.

China poised to play pivotal role in NAND flash industry

Led by state-backed conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, China's semiconductor sector is investing heavily in NAND production at home and abroad.

Tesla to take back some Autopilot controls

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that after seeing YouTube videos of some drivers use the Model S Autopilot feature without their hands on the steering wheel, changes will be made to ensure the driver remains engaged.

MakerBot boosts desktop 3D printer speed by 30%

MakerBot today announced an upgrade to its machine management and CAD software that will enable objects to print 30% faster.

Adidas to 3D print custom insoles in sneakers

Adidas has announced Futurecraft 3D, a 3D-printed running shoe midsole that can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot.

Intel, Samsung launch their fastest SSDs with up to 5Gbps speeds

Samsung announced its fastest consumer SSD, which comes in a gumstick form factor and has a top speed of 2.5Gbps. Intel announced its fastest enterprise-class PCIe SSD, an expansion card with a top speed of 5Gbps.

Low-cost 3D printers driving massive growth

3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019, by which time worldwide shipments are expected to reach more than 5.6 million, according to new research from Gartner.

iPhone 6S doubles down on memory and speed

Now that iFixit has completed its annual iPhone teardown, rumors that the new smartphone would have 2GB of DRAM have been confirmed, along with a performance surprise.

Backblaze goes after Google, Amazon with storage at half a penny a gigabyte

Online backup service Backblaze is challenging other cloud service providers with a new storage option that costs just half a penny per gigabyte.

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