Stories by Lucas Mearian

Western Digital's 'MyCloud' has been broken for five days

WDs My Cloud and My Book Live have been experiencing intermittent server issues that have disrupted remote access for customers attempting to connect to the Cloud storage products for five days.

BMW's new i8 is the first production car with laser headlights

This fall, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will become the first production vehicle to incorporate a new laser light technology into headlights. Audi is also experimenting with the technology.

LaCie doubles wireless capacity for iPhones, iPads

LaCie announced it is releasing a 2TB version of its Fuel wireless hard drive.

WD releases Thunderbolt drive with selectable RAID settings

The My Passport Pro comes in 2TB and 4TB models and can be set to RAID 0 or 1.

Researchers 3D print micro trusses as strong as steel, lighter than water

Using 3D laser lithography, a team of German scientists have created micro-truss and -shell structures from ceramic polymer composites that exceed the strength-to-weight ratio of all engineering materials, with a density below 1,000 kg/m.

Researchers explore growing solar panels from bacteria

MIT researchers have taken the first steps toward creating solar panels from living material by combining bacteria with nonliving materials such as gold that can conduct electricity and emit light.

In Pictures: Data storage -- then and now

As size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases - dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage it has changed over the last six decades.

Google slashes Drive prices by as up to 80%

Google announced Thursday that it is dramatically cutting its prices for its cloud storage service by as much as 80%.

Samsung achieves DDR3 size, calls it an efficiency breakthrough

Samsung's new DDR3 memory has shrunk transistor size from 25nm to 20nm, and uses 25% less power, meaning your next laptop or tablet could have longer battery life.

LaCie ships world's fastest external hard drive

The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2 delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s.

AT&T rolls out pricing plans for in-car 4G broadband

AT&T and Audi announced pricing for its previously revealed plan to offer 4G LTE broadband in vehicles this year. GM also plans to begin offering broadband in its vehicles later this year.

Roku's new streaming stick challenges Chromecast

Roku's new iteration of its streaming media stick chops the price from $99 to $49 and it now works with any TV. And it's not just looks that make it different from Chromecast.

Apple's CarPlay vs. MirrorLink: Is there a need for both?

Both MirrorLink and Apple's new CarPlay will eventually be able to duplicate some iPhone functions on your car's in-vehicle infotainment system, but MirrorLink can also handle Android, Windows and Blackberry phones. So do we need CarPlay?

Apple's CarPlay to spark mobile apps war in your car

Apple's CarPlay user interface will not only add complexity to existing in-vehicle infotainment systems, it would virtually take away the keys from automakers who plan their own systems and interfaces.

The next wave of cars may use Ethernet

The most ubiquitous local area networking technology used by big business may be packing its bags for a road trip.

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