Stories by Lucas Mearian

Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using just two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor.

SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants

The memory maker plans to build three new semiconductor facilities by 2024 in preparation for what it sees as future increased demand.

MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

MIT has built a 3D printer that can print with multiple materials and has an integrated machine vision system for self-calibration of print heads, 3D scanning and a closed-feedback loop to enable print corrections.

Hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 lasts a week without recharging

A British tech firm has developed a hydrogen fuel cell for smartphones that can last a week without recharging.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 August, 2015 19:55

Tags: Apple

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

The Linux Foundation has announced a collaborative of 13 industry-leading companies in support of open source object storage on next generation, Ethernet-enabled storage devices.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 August, 2015 20:30

Tags: Ethernet, storage, cloud computing

Google tool calculates the costs, savings of solar installations

Google's Project Sunroof looks up your home in Google Maps and combines that information with other databases to create a personalized roof analysis to determine how much solar panels would save on electricity costs.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 August, 2015 23:28

Tags: Google

CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

Since restarting in June after a two-year upgrade, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been recording about 3GB of data per second, or about 25 petabytes -- that's 25 million gigabytes -- of data per year.

By Lucas Mearian | 14 August, 2015 23:36

Tags: storage, CERN, cloud storage

Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K discs will ship before the holidays

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced it will begin licensing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray technology this month and expects discs to be available by the holidays.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 August, 2015 07:24

Tags: consumer electronics, CEA, 21, IHS, Personal Technology

Today's NAND flash has hit a development dead-end

The NAND flash technology that Toshiba introduced in 1989, making thumb drives, SSDs and your smartphone's memory possible, has finally reached a development dead end.

By Lucas Mearian | 06 August, 2015 06:29

Tags: computer hardware, objective, software, toshiba

Review: Ikea wireless-charging furniture is stylish and functional but not without issues

Last spring, Ikea announced it would be selling a wireless-charging collection of furniture with built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones and adapter phone cases.

By Lucas Mearian | 05 August, 2015 04:49

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, galaxy, Apple, ios, Ikea, software, operating systems

SanDisk, Toshiba double down, announce the world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk announced today that it is manufacturing 256Gbit, 3-bit-per-cell (X3) 48-layer 3D NAND flash chips that offer twice the capacity of the next densest memory.

By Lucas Mearian | 05 August, 2015 00:16

Tags: computer hardware, Components, toshiba, sandisk

Clinton plan to power U.S. homes with renewable energy in 10 years is doable

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week spelled out her renewable energy policy plans: Have more than half a billion solar panels installed throughout the nation in her first term and generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 August, 2015 01:34

Tags: GT, sustainable IT, environment

Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

A security researcher has posted a video on YouTube demonstrating how a device he made can intercept wireless communications to locate, unlock and remotely start GM vehicles that use the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.

By Lucas Mearian | 31 July, 2015 11:02

Tags: Fiat Chrysler, OnStar, Automotive, security, 21, industry verticals, telematics, youtube

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron this week unveiled a new type of memory they plan to mass produce that is purportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash and has 1,000 times the endurance.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 July, 2015 23:21

Tags: computer hardware, Components, objective, intel, memory

Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

A week after it was revealed that a Chrysler Jeep could be hacked and remotely controlled, two U.S. senators have called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers.

By Lucas Mearian | 29 July, 2015 04:39

Tags: TSA, Fiat Chrysler, security, mobile security, 21, Jeep

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