Stories by Lucas Mearian

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Researchers from Samsung and MIT have developed a new solid electrolyte that they say will enable batteries to last indefinitely. They see it as a power storage "game changer."

Google tool calculates the costs, savings of solar installations

Google's Project Sunroof looks up your home in Google Maps and combines that information with other databases to create a personalized roof analysis to determine how much solar panels would save on electricity costs.

Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

Samsung has taken the wraps off an enterprise-class SAS SSD that stores 15.36TB in a 2.5-in. laptop drive form factor.

CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

Since restarting in June after a two-year upgrade, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been recording about 3GB of data per second, or about 25 petabytes -- that's 25 million gigabytes -- of data per year.

Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K discs will ship before the holidays

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced it will begin licensing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray technology this month and expects discs to be available by the holidays.

Today's NAND flash has hit a development dead-end

The NAND flash technology that Toshiba introduced in 1989, making thumb drives, SSDs and your smartphone's memory possible, has finally reached a development dead end.

Review: Ikea wireless-charging furniture is stylish and functional but not without issues

Last spring, Ikea announced it would be selling a wireless-charging collection of furniture with built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones and adapter phone cases.

SanDisk, Toshiba double down, announce the world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk announced today that it is manufacturing 256Gbit, 3-bit-per-cell (X3) 48-layer 3D NAND flash chips that offer twice the capacity of the next densest memory.

Clinton plan to power U.S. homes with renewable energy in 10 years is doable

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week spelled out her renewable energy policy plans: Have more than half a billion solar panels installed throughout the nation in her first term and generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America.

Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

A security researcher has posted a video on YouTube demonstrating how a device he made can intercept wireless communications to locate, unlock and remotely start GM vehicles that use the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.

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="">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.