Stories by Lucas Mearian

Verizon to become solar-power leader in the U.S. telecom industry

Verizon announced that it will invest nearly $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program that it launched in 2013.

Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world's first 8TB hard drive

Seagate today announced it's shipping to enterprise customers the world's first 8TB hard disk drive, raising the bar against rivals such as Western Digital, which uses helium to boost its own drive capacity.

LG to sell first OLED 4K TV - for $US11,000

LG has announced plans to release the industry's first OLED TVs in 77-in. and 65-in. screen sizes. But they won't be cheap.

Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane

Some car manufacturers are delaying their rollout of CarPlay, the software platform from Apple that synchronizes an iPhone to a vehicle's infotainment system.

FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

The FDA today approved an algorithm that allows a special iPhone case to record the heart's rhythm and detect abnormalities associated with strokes or other heart-related problems.

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

SanDisk's Ultra II SSD offers prices as low as 44 cents per gigabyte

The Ultra II SSD is a follow-up to the consumer-grade Ultra Plus SSD released last year that increases performance while slashing the price point.

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Almost one in six doctor visits will be virtual this year

With an aging Baby Boomer population and broadband bandwidth improved a hundredfold from a decade ago, telemedicine is exploding as a convenient and less costly alternative to the traditional visit to the doctors' office.

AMD set to start selling SSDs for gamers

Information leaked from an AMD site in China shows the company plans to release a series of solid-state drives for gamers and professionals later this year.

Navdy's planned heads-up car display works with iPhone or Android

Using a phone while driving can be risky business, even if it's connected to an infotainment system, because it can still require a driver to glance away from the road to look at phone's screen. But a new windshield display technology that uses touchless gesture recognition and echo- and noise-canceling voice recognition hopes to address that problem.

California health care exchange to share 9 million patient records online

The California Integrated Data Exchange plans to develop a statewide health information exchange that will allow caregivers to share the electronic records of one-quarter of the state's population.

Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

A report to be released at Black Hat this week will reveal which vehicles are more susceptible to hackers.

Panasonic to help Tesla build battery 'Gigafactory'

Panasonic has penned a deal with Tesla Motors to help build the electric-car startup's "Gigafactory," which it hopes will produce half a million electric-vehicle batteries per year.

Qi wireless charging spec gets more flexibility with distance extension

The Qi wireless charging spec added a resonance extension to its existing induction spec, meaning enabled mobile devices can be charged more than an inch away from the pad.

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Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars.

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