Stories by Lucas Mearian

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 August, 2014 06:52

Tags: Tesla, industry verticals

SanDisk's Ultra II SSD offers prices as low as 44 cents per gigabyte

The Ultra II SSD is a follow-up to the consumer-grade Ultra Plus SSD released last year that increases performance while slashing the price point.

By Lucas Mearian | 19 August, 2014 20:34

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, beca, sandisk

Almost one in six doctor visits will be virtual this year

With an aging Baby Boomer population and broadband bandwidth improved a hundredfold from a decade ago, telemedicine is exploding as a convenient and less costly alternative to the traditional visit to the doctors' office.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 August, 2014 05:12

Tags: Deloitte, Internet-based applications and services, Telephony/conferencing, health care, internet, industry verticals

AMD set to start selling SSDs for gamers

Information leaked from an AMD site in China shows the company plans to release a series of solid-state drives for gamers and professionals later this year.

By Lucas Mearian | 08 August, 2014 02:56

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

Navdy's planned heads-up car display works with iPhone or Android

Using a phone while driving can be risky business, even if it's connected to an infotainment system, because it can still require a driver to glance away from the road to look at phone's screen. But a new windshield display technology that uses touchless gesture recognition and echo- and noise-canceling voice recognition hopes to address that problem.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 August, 2014 05:33

Tags: Automotive, consumer electronics, Navdy, industry verticals

Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

A report to be released at Black Hat this week will reveal which vehicles are more susceptible to hackers.

By Lucas Mearian | 05 August, 2014 04:19

Tags: Cybercrime and Hacking, security, Honda, Malware and Vulnerabilities, Cadillac

Panasonic to help Tesla build battery 'Gigafactory'

Panasonic has penned a deal with Tesla Motors to help build the electric-car startup's "Gigafactory," which it hopes will produce half a million electric-vehicle batteries per year.

By Lucas Mearian | 02 August, 2014 07:03

Tags: Automotive, Panasonic, industry verticals

Qi wireless charging spec gets more flexibility with distance extension

The Qi wireless charging spec added a resonance extension to its existing induction spec, meaning enabled mobile devices can be charged more than an inch away from the pad.

By Lucas Mearian | 01 August, 2014 02:35

Tags: Motorola, galaxy, Google, Emerging Technologies, Duracell, Nokia, hardware systems

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

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