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).

Microsoft commits to running datacenters off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft commits to running datacenters off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft will up its renewable energy use in datacenters to 60 percent by early in the next decade

Samsung releases the world’s fastest gumstick SSD

Samsung releases the world’s fastest gumstick SSD

The SSDs can withstand up to 1.2 petabytes of writes

Fujitsu now making DRAM killer with 1,000x performance boost

Fujitsu now making DRAM killer with 1,000x performance boost

But Nano-RAM faces limitations from the DDR4 interface, even as it promises limitless longevity

Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

SSDs will offer as much as 10X the speed of HDDs

WD preparing to ship flash chips with half a terabit of capacity

WD preparing to ship flash chips with half a terabit of capacity

Western Digital is now manufacturing 3D-stacked NAND flash chips that have 64 layers, 16 stories higher than its previous 48-layer technology -- meaning its 33 percent more dense

Google's DeepMind AI can slash data center power use 40%

Google's DeepMind AI can slash data center power use 40%

Google now plans to direct DeepMind’s machine learning algorithm at other data center challenges

Google says government requests for user data at all-time high

Google says government requests for user data at all-time high

In the second half of 2015, U.S. government agencies made more than 40,000 requests for access to user data

Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity

Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity

Seagate brings back the BarraCuda moniker

Samsung unveils the world’s highest capacity consumer SSD

Samsung unveils the world’s highest capacity consumer SSD

The 4TB SSD represents a doubling of capacity over Samsung’s previous flash drive

Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

The hacker who stole databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations claims to have already sold $100,000 worth of records

Why you'll never buy a 3D printer

Why you'll never buy a 3D printer

The consumer 3D printer market, which has even tried to connect itself to video gaming, still seeks 'killer app'

Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance

Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance

Intel let slips the timeline for its upcoming Optane line of SSDs that will blur the line between storage and memory by offering performance that has 1,000 times the endurance of NAND flash and is in some cases up to 1,000 times...

Samsung now producing world's smallest 512GB SSD; it's half the weight of a dime

Samsung now producing world's smallest 512GB SSD; it's half the weight of a dime

The new PM971 can transfer a 5GB-equivalent HD movie in about 3 seconds

Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

Apple is planning to finally catch up with other smartphone makers by upping the base storage on its next iPhone to 32GB, according to an IHS analyst

HP begins selling Jet Fusion 3D printer; says it's is 50% cheaper, 10X faster than others

HP begins selling Jet Fusion 3D printer; says it's is 50% cheaper, 10X faster than others

HP’s Jet Fusion technology could revolutionize manufacturing by increasing the speed of parts manufacturing

Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight

Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight

The 256Mbit and 1Gbit MRAM chips will allow hot data on servers to be stored safely even in a power failure

Sales of desktop 3D printers explode, growing nearly 70%

Sales of desktop 3D printers explode, growing nearly 70%

The 3D printing industry topped $5.1 billion in sales last year, a 26% uptick over the previous year

Stratasys' new 3D printer can make virtually any shelf-ready product in a single process

Stratasys' new 3D printer can make virtually any shelf-ready product in a single process

The J750 3D printer's new slicer software can import objects straight from CAD designs

These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

Hard disk drive and SSD makers are about to wow the storage market again

Seagate reveals world's fastest SSD

Seagate reveals world's fastest SSD

Seagate will show off at an industry event a 10GBps SSD, 4GBps faster than any previous drive

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