Stories by Lucas Mearian

Feds want to add 75K new solar power workers

The U.S. government has announced plans to help train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, including a number of veterans.

Nissan CEO: We will have an autonomous vehicle next year

Nissan hopes to have a car that can navigate Japan's highways on its own next year, and the company plans to have a completely self-driving vehicle for urban areas by 2020.

Intel releases the 750 Series SSD, its fastest consumer flash

Intel today unveiled its first consumer-class solid-state drive (SSD) with a PCI Express 3.0 bus and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) high-speed host controller interface.

Start-up touts wireless charging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

A wireless charging start-up says it has developed a chipset that easily integrates with mobile devices to allow them to charge from existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmitters.

China considering space-based solar power station

Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

Toshiba announces industry's densest 3D flash memory

Toshiba today announced the development of the first 48-layer, three-dimensional flash memory.

Ford to put brakes on speeding with new tech

Ford has announced a new technology that will read speed limit signs and other road restrictions and automatically slow a vehicle.

EMTEC Type-C flash drives to begin shipping

EMTEC this week became the second company to announce it's preparing to ship a USB Type C pocket flash drive, following SanDisk's release of a thumb drive earlier this month.

SolarCity to build its own power grids

Seeing a complete reliance on the utilities' grids as increasingly troublesome, rooftop solar distributor SolarCity has decided to begin selling its own power distribution systems.

Holy smoke! The new MacBook literally is twice as fast

When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro earlier this month, the company claimed its performance would be double that of the previous model.

Triple-level cell flash set to dominate market

The latest form of NAND flash, which can store three bits of data per transistor, is quickly becoming the leading memory technology in mobile devices and laptops.

Tesla announces over-the-air upgrade with range assurance

Tesla founder Elon Musk today announced an over-the-air (OTA) software upgrade for all Model S sedans that not only tracks charging station locations but alerts drivers when they're out of range of those stations.

Tesla's Elon Musk says driving may someday be illegal

Tesla founder Elon Must believes there may eventually come a day when people are no longer allowed to drive vehicles because it's not safe.

Self-driving Audi to drive from California to New York

Automotive component-supplier Delphi is about to launch a self-driving Audi SUV on a 3,500-mile journey from San Francisco to New York.

Hertz is installing car cams that point at drivers

Over the past year, Hertz has been installing inward-facing video cameras in about 12% of its rental vehicle fleet as part of an upgrade to the NeverLost onboard navigation system.