Stories by Lucas Mearian

Report claims Chinese chip maker bids $23B for Micron

China's largest state-owned computer chip design firm, Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. has offered US$23 billion to buy Micron Technology, one of the largest U.S. memory makers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

MIT proves flash is as fast as RAM, and cheaper, for big data

When it comes to high-speed data processing, RAM has always been the go-to memory for computers because it's tens of thousands of times faster than disk drives and many times faster than NAND flash.

Start-up plans to release 3D-printed, street-ready cars next year

An Arizona custom car company hopes to produce what it calls the first 3D-printed, street-ready vehicle early next year.

Obama, Sanders propose boosting solar energy for low, moderate-income Americans

President Obama and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) this week announced separate initiatives to help low- and middle-income Americans afford solar power.

Uber will buy all the self-driving cars that Tesla can build in 2020

If Tesla can produce half a million cars by 2020, then Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will buy them all for his service, according to venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson.

Petition to remove Reddit CEO tops 200K signatures

An online <a href="">petition calling for Reddit CEO Ellen Pao to be sacked</a> now has more than 200,000 electronic signatures.

U.S. State Department moves to block 3D-printed gun plans online

U.S. State Department <a href="">announced new proposed rules</a> that would effectively make it illegal to post blueprints for 3D-printed guns online.

Samsung releases world's first 2TB consumer SSDs

Samsung today announced what it is calling the first multi-terabyte consumer solid-state drive (SSD), which will offer 2TB of capacity in a 2.5-in. form factor for laptops and desktops.

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

Toyota, Nissan and Honda today announced they will increase efforts to produce more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and said they will work together to build more fueling stations to support them.

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4% leap over the same quarter in 2014.

Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

Despite slow market uptake, Hyundai Motor Co. said today that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles represent the future of eco-friendly cars more than all-electric vehicles.

Community solar farms to grow 500% this year

Community solar farms, which parse out clean energy to a group of shareholders, have emerged as the next largest solar market in the U.S.

The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

Mercedes takes on Tesla with its own home and commercial batteries

On the heels of Tesla announcing a home and commercial battery product line, Mercedes-Benz today announced its own brand of energy storage products for those with solar systems to store surplus power.

Tesla boosts power output of its home battery, keeps prices the same

Tesla today announced that its line of home Powerwall batteries will be upgraded to more than double their initial output, while the price remains the same.