Stories by Lucas Mearian

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

Toyota, Nissan and Honda today announced they will increase efforts to produce more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and said they will work together to build more fueling stations to support them.

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4% leap over the same quarter in 2014.

Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

Despite slow market uptake, Hyundai Motor Co. said today that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles represent the future of eco-friendly cars more than all-electric vehicles.

Community solar farms to grow 500% this year

Community solar farms, which parse out clean energy to a group of shareholders, have emerged as the next largest solar market in the U.S.

The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

Mercedes takes on Tesla with its own home and commercial batteries

On the heels of Tesla announcing a home and commercial battery product line, Mercedes-Benz today announced its own brand of energy storage products for those with solar systems to store surplus power.

Tesla boosts power output of its home battery, keeps prices the same

Tesla today announced that its line of home Powerwall batteries will be upgraded to more than double their initial output, while the price remains the same.

AMA wants protection for doctors rolling out new medical coding system

The American Medical Association (AMA) today voted in favor of a two-year grace period to protect hospitals and physician practices that implement a new medical classification system.

Residential solar installs post largest quarterly growth ever

Residential installations of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels in the U.S. led the solar power market in the first quarter of this year, posting a record sequential 11% growth rate. That's the largest such uptick in history.

Micron shrinks NAND 28% in upcoming flash drives

A strand of human DNA is 2.5 nanometers in diameter, and there are 25,400,000 nanometers in one inch.

Toyota eyes Ford's latest smartphone interface

Toyota announced today that it may adopt the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) protocol, which is the open-source version of Ford's smartphone-linking technology called Ford AppLink.

Average cost of a 128GB SSD is now $50 for PC makers

The average price that computer manufacturers pay for a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) dropped to $50 in the second quarter, while the average price of a 256GB SSD plunged to almost $90, according to research from DRAMeXchange.

Ford to roll out Blackberry OS-based entertainment systems this summer

After announcing in December that it was dropping Microsoft's platform for Blackberry's QNX OS on its infotainment systems, Ford today said the first of the new systems will launch in 2016 models.

SanDisk enters portable drive market with high-speed SSDs

SanDisk, known for thumb drives, memory cards and internal SSD, has announced its first line-up of pocket-sized, high-capacity external drives.

Ericcson touts 5G mobile speeds

Telecom giant Ericsson announced this week it is testing out 5G networks in the U.S. and Sweden, and has already exceeded 2Gbps throughput using multiple radio streams at the same time.