Stories by Lucas Mearian

Should you worry that your car will be hacked?

The government's warning to the general public and manufacturers of vehicles highlights the potential issues and cybersecurity threats related to connected vehicle technologies. But should we really be worried someone may take control of our car?

These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

Data storage manufacturers have repeatedly come up against walls, but each time they've scaled those obstacles to higher capacity and better performance. Three new technologies will again enable new capacities for both hard drives and SSDs for generations to come.

SSD prices plummet again, close in on HDDs

Consumer-grade SSDs saw a 12 per cent price decline over just the past quarter. Based on DRAMeXchange’s analysis, the price difference between 128GB SSD and 500GB HDDs will shrink to less than $US3 in this year.

The irony in the FBI's request to unlock the iPhone

As the FBI presses forward with its court case to force Apple to create software to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, it could be opening a huge security hole for government employees everywhere.

China's Unisplendour forced to drop bid to buy WD stake

Unisplendour had agreed to pay $3.78 billion for a 15% stake in drive maker Western Digital, but the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. thwarted the plan. With the loss of the deal, WD also altered its plans to purchase SanDisk.

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