Stories by Lucas Mearian

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.

Will 4K video devour the latest iPhones' storage?

The new camera in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus takes 4K video, generating large files that could eat into storage. But that didn't prompt Apple to upgrade the internal capacity of its new phones.

Samsung brings 6GB of DRAM to smartphones

Samsung announced today it's-mass producing a 12Gbit LPDDR4 DRAM module that's 30% faster than its 8Gbit predecessor and is twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM for PCs.

As police move to adopt body cams, storage costs set to skyrocket

Police body cams are a big business, but even bigger is the business of storing the video content that's created as camera adoption grows. Determining how much video to keep -- and for how long -- is also an issue.

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

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