Stories by Lucas Mearian

10M pieces of wireless charging furniture to sell by 2017

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

Apple's U.S. facilities now get 100% of their power from renewables

All of Apple's U.S. facilities -- and 87% of its operations worldwide -- are now powered by renewable energy, according to an annual report released this week.

Rocket maker for NASA and the Air Force to begin 3D printing parts

United Launch Alliance (ULA), the company that makes rockets for NASA and the U.S. Air Force, plans to 3D print more than 100 flight-ready components for its next-gen model of rocket.

Insurance company now offers discounts -- if you let it track your Fitbit

Could 15 minutes of exercise save you 15% on your life insurance? If you sign up with John Hancock, it could.

NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

Every one of the 32 NFL teams has 60 players that often receive medical care from hospitals or other facilities they've never visited before.

IKEA releases its line of wireless charging furniture

IKEA has launched its Wireless Charging collection of furniture, which has built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones.

Review: The da Vinci Junior is the Easy-Bake oven of 3D printers

XYZprinting has been making hay by offering some of the most affordable consumer plug-and-play 3D printers, shipping 30,000 of its da Vinci model machines last year.

Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Five years ago, only 20 per cent of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80 per cent use them.

IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM announced a new business unit, Watson Health, that will offer cloud-based access to its Watson supercomputer for analyzing healthcare data.

Lawyers smell blood in electronic medical records

As electronic medical records (EMRs) proliferate under federal regulations, kludgey workflow processes and patient data entry quality can be problematic.

150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination approaches, a massive online archive has gone live containing 99,525 documents related to the Civil War-era commander-in-chief.

Why your car will be connected to the Internet by 2020

As the capabilities of vehicle infotainment systems advance, and consumers come to expect information in real time, new car models are shipping with a basic system based on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) paradigm.

How companies will convince you to buy a 3D printer

What would convince you to purchase a 3D printer? Low price? Ease of use? A viable purpose? If so, then 3D printing start-ups may be on the right track.

Here's what the brain in Audi's self-driving vehicle will look like

Audi is working with Mobileye, Nvidia and Delphi to develop the various hardware and software components of an autonomous vehicle controller that will be about the size of an iPad.

Feds want to add 75K new solar power workers

The U.S. government has announced plans to help train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, including a number of veterans.