Stories by Lucas Mearian

Automakers show off in-vehicle Wi-Fi, new smartphone interfaces

Ahead of the big New York Auto Show, several car companies today displayed in-vehicle infotainment systems that connect to smartphones to use mobile apps, music playlists, calling features and calendars.

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market

IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions.

In Pictures: The road to the 60TB hard drive

Within the next six years, hard disk drives will go from 6TB of storage to 60TB. Here are the technological advancements that will make that possible.

Digital dustups: Can social media protest force corporate change?

Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability to affect change with just a few key strokes.

Land Rover reveals 'transparent' hood

In what is definitely the stuff of science fiction, Land Rover has created a virtual transparent hood that allows drivers to see the ground directly in front of them.

MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50, 50GB for free

MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's.

3D printer Kickstarter project aims for $US50,000, nets more than $US1m

The Micro is being touted by its inventors as the first true mainstream 3D printer; apparently, people donating to the Kickstarter project agree.

Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module

SK Hynix said it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, with twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.

Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive, saying that it was able to reach that capacity without using helium like rival Western Digital.

3D printing a new face, or liver, isn't that far off

Scientists are already 3D printing different kinds of tissue, from skin to livers, and someday they say it will be commonplace to simply print out a body part when needed.

Shoot and print: 3D printers to include scanners

XYZprinting, which just put its first 3D printer on sale, said it plans to drive prices down further and offer a printer with a built-in scanner.

3D printing heads toward mass production

3D printer makers are working with technology giants such as Google to speed up the printing process for mass production. NASA is using 3D printing for rapid prototyping of spacecraft parts.

The da Vinci $499 3D printer goes on sale

XYZprinting today unveiled details of its 3D desktop printer line pricing and availability starting with its lowest priced model, the $499 da Vinci 1.0, which went on sale today.

Amazon releases Fire TV set-top box with voice activation

Amazon announced its $99 Fire TV set-top box that plugs into an HDTV's HDMI port and includes voice activated searches.

First images of reversible USB cables emerge

A presentation at the Intel Developer's Forum this week showed images of the upcoming USB Type-C plug that is smaller than today's USB 3.0 connectors and is symmetrical in design.

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