Stories by Lucas Mearian

IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM's Watson will be working for drugstore chain CVS in a partnership that has the supercomputer pointing its cognitive computing power at customers with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity offering care providers insights into their patients' behaviors.

This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron this week unveiled a new type of memory they plan to mass produce that is purportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash and has 1,000 times the endurance.

Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

A week after it was revealed that a Chrysler Jeep could be hacked and remotely controlled, two U.S. senators have called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers.

Honda joins list of carmakers embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda this week became the latest automaker to announce it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as native features in its 2016 Accord lineup.

Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the world's seventh largest automaker, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33650491">today issued a recall notice</a> for 1.4 million vehicles in order fix a software hole that allowed hackers to wirelessly break into some vehicles and electronically control vital functions.

Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

The Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu once wrote, "What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."

Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

A security expert who recently demonstrated he could hack into a Jeep and control its most vital functions said the same could be done with hundreds of thousands of other vehicles on the road today.

SunEdison drops $2.2B to acquire Vivint Solar

SunEdison, the world's largest renewable energy development company, announced a definitive agreement to buy Vivint Solar, one of the largest providers of residential rooftop solar systems.

Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators today filed a bill that would require the federal government to establish standards to ensure automakers secure a driver against vehicle cyber attacks.

Some sharks have become social media stars

When news of a shark attack on professional surfer Mick Fanning reached Costa Rica and 9-year-old Ella Strickland Sunday, she grabbed her mother's smartphone to see if the great white was one of the sharks she knows.

Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

When I unboxed <a href="http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Product/Nobel-1.0">XYZPrinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer</a>, I'd just finished shipping off another top-rated and remarkably accurate SLA machine, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2922719/3d-printing/review-formlabs-form-1-3d-printer-offers-mind-blowing-precision.html">Formlabs Form 1+</a>.

IBM's machine-learning crystal ball can foresee renewable energy availability

IBM has developed a computer system that can learn about weather from thousands of data points and predict days -- even weeks -- in advance how much power from solar and wind farms will be available for the U.S. power grid.

Renewable energy boom will mean vastly cheaper electricity

Renewable energy, combined with prolific battery storage, will soon result in vastly cheaper electricity -- and solar power that's less expensive than what fossil fuel-based power plants can produce.

U.S. memory maker buyout by Chinese firm not likely to succeed

A reported buyout attempt by China's largest computer chip maker of U.S. based Micron Technology isn't likely to succeed, according to industry analysts.

SanDisk's new wireless thumb drive streams HD video to three devices

SanDisk today announced the newest addition to its wireless storage line - the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick.