Stories by Lucas Mearian

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market

IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions.

By Lucas Mearian | 16 April, 2014 06:25

Tags: Strategy Analytics, consumer electronics, at&t, Personal Technology, mobile apps

In Pictures: The road to the 60TB hard drive

Within the next six years, hard disk drives will go from 6TB of storage to 60TB. Here are the technological advancements that will make that possible.

By Lucas Mearian | 14 April, 2014 08:53

Tags: hard disk drive, slideshow, storage

Digital dustups: Can social media protest force corporate change?

Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability to affect change with just a few key strokes.

By Lucas Mearian | 12 April, 2014 05:55

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Firefox, dropbox, internet, social media

Land Rover reveals 'transparent' hood

In what is definitely the stuff of science fiction, Land Rover has created a virtual transparent hood that allows drivers to see the ground directly in front of them.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 April, 2014 06:40

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Transparent

MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50, 50GB for free

MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 April, 2014 01:47

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Apple, Google, dropbox, carbonite, Microsoft, storage, cloud storage, MediaFire

3D printer Kickstarter project aims for $US50,000, nets more than $US1m

The Micro is being touted by its inventors as the first true mainstream 3D printer; apparently, people donating to the Kickstarter project agree.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 April, 2014 01:02

Tags: bethesda, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Kickstarter, Personal Technology

Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module

SK Hynix said it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, with twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.

By Lucas Mearian | 08 April, 2014 04:22

Tags: 3M, Data storage, Advanced Micro Devices, storage, storage hardware, intel, SK Hynix

Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive, saying that it was able to reach that capacity without using helium like rival Western Digital.

By Lucas Mearian | 07 April, 2014 20:25

Tags: storage, storage hardware, western digital

3D printing a new face, or liver, isn't that far off

Scientists are already 3D printing different kinds of tissue, from skin to livers, and someday they say it will be commonplace to simply print out a body part when needed.

By Lucas Mearian | 05 April, 2014 07:02

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems

Shoot and print: 3D printers to include scanners

XYZprinting, which just put its first 3D printer on sale, said it plans to drive prices down further and offer a printer with a built-in scanner.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 April, 2014 08:00

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems

3D printing heads toward mass production

3D printer makers are working with technology giants such as Google to speed up the printing process for mass production. NASA is using 3D printing for rapid prototyping of spacecraft parts.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 April, 2014 05:55

Tags: Emerging Technologies, Avid, hardware systems, Planetary Resources, 3D Systems

The da Vinci $499 3D printer goes on sale

XYZprinting today unveiled details of its 3D desktop printer line pricing and availability starting with its lowest priced model, the $499 da Vinci 1.0, which went on sale today.

By Lucas Mearian | 04 April, 2014 00:52

Tags: peripherals

Amazon releases Fire TV set-top box with voice activation

Amazon announced its $99 Fire TV set-top box that plugs into an HDTV's HDMI port and includes voice activated searches.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: amazon, hardware, consumer electronics, TVs, Personal Technology

First images of reversible USB cables emerge

A presentation at the Intel Developer's Forum this week showed images of the upcoming USB Type-C plug that is smaller than today's USB 3.0 connectors and is symmetrical in design.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 April, 2014 03:39

Tags: hardware, MPC, USB Implementers Forum, Apple, forum, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, intel

Western Digital's 'MyCloud' has been broken for five days

WDs My Cloud and My Book Live have been experiencing intermittent server issues that have disrupted remote access for customers attempting to connect to the Cloud storage products for five days.

By Lucas Mearian | 02 April, 2014 07:09

Tags: Data storage, storage, western digital, cloud storage

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