Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

HP to scale up its 3D printer business

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

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

The new solid-state memory fills a growing niche in the data center for processing transactional data

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.

Blockchain: 'Overhyped' buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

Blockchain: 'Overhyped' buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

IT vendors are rolling out blockchain-based capabilities, often in response to high levels of customer interest, but experts disagree about whether it’s a good fit for enterprises

Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Microgrids and their related renewable energy can help businesses shave energy costs and bolster the aging infrastructure

Why laptops won’t come with larger SSDs this year

Why laptops won’t come with larger SSDs this year

Laptop makers are expected to continue using 128GB and 256GB SSDs for now as prices for the storage technology are expected to rise this year.

Ford tests 3D printer that can manufacture car parts of any size and shape

Ford tests 3D printer that can manufacture car parts of any size and shape

Aircraft maker Boeing is also testing the new 3D printer

Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

As some industry experts wonder whether Apple will add wireless charging to its next iPhone, others believe it will go all in -- cutting the charging cord completely, just as it cut the analog audio port in the iPhone 7.

Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center

Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center

Apple announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a 200-megawatt solar farm to power its Nevada data center.

Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

The new processing memory can at least double mobile device and laptop performance

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Your next smartphone could be a carbon-based lifeform

Apple's new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop

Apple's new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop

New PCIe solid-state drives could double the read/write performance of last year's model

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