Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, electronic health IT, renewable energy, 3D printing, and telematics/car tech for Computerworld.

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WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD's highest performance data center-class SAS SSD so far has up to 7.6TB of capacity, read/write speeds of more than 2GBps and can sustain up to 10 full drive writes a day.

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

Working with a Michigan foundry, Autodesk used its Netfabb 3D design software to create a 3D printed mold to make a magnesium airline seat frame that could save an airline more than $200 million in fuel costs.

Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

An Israeli start-up is now shipping to beta customers a 3D printer that can produce multi-layer circuit board prototypes, drastically cutting development time and ensuring that intellectual property remains in-house.

Startup unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Startup unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Impossible Objects is developing a 3D printer that can use composite materials to challenge traditional manufacturing methods to create parts for industries such as automotive and aerospace.

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

The new Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator platform includes a modular unit with multiple 3D printers working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.

Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

The Linux Foundation said it has accepted Hyperledger Composer into its incubation working group and said the project should eventually help accelerate the development of smart contracts built on blockchain technology.

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP announced that after selling its first Jet Fusion 3D printers for manufacturing, it will now focus on growing a network of resellers and development partners that will help to standardize materials, drive prices down over time and...

FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

3D XPoint is a new class of non-volatile memory that can boost server and PC performance for real-time data processing. In the future, it will likely take on the data center DRAM’s role.

Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

With a barrage of sensors, cameras and LiDAR equipment and embedded WiFi, autonomous vehicles are expected to produce an ocean of big data that could reach about 5,800 exabytes in size.

California bill would force utilities to give rebates for energy-storage systems

California bill would force utilities to give rebates for energy-storage systems

A bill recently approved by the state’s Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, would create a rebate incentive program to encourage solar customers to add energy storage.

3D NAND to make up half of all flash memory production

3D NAND to make up half of all flash memory production

3D NAND, which stacks layer upon layer of flash cells atop one another like a microscopic skyscraper, will become the prominent technology for all flash memory this year, according to a new report.

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