Stories by Lucas Mearian

Seagate gives Ethernet-connected drives their own IP address

Seagate Technology today announced a new object-based storage hard disk drive -- the Seagate Kinetic HDD -- that gives each hard drive its own IP address.

HP's move into 3D printing will radically change manufacturing

HP's announcement this week that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50 per cent cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

HP embraces 'blended reality', dives into 3D printing

HP has announced a new 3D printing technology called Multi Jet Fusion that it said will enable mass production of parts with a technology traditionally reserved for rapid prototyping.

Amazon launches $39 Chromecast competitor

Amazon this week began taking pre-orders for its Fire TV Stick, an HDMI dongle that streams content. But if you order the $39 stick today, you won't get it by Christmas.

Review: The new Da Vinci all-in-one 3D scanner/printer

Start-up XYZPrinting today released its first all-in-one 3D printer, which uses a 3D laser scanner to replicate objects placed inside the machine.

Global 3D printer shipments will double over the next year

Shipments of 3D printers will double over the next year, reaching 217,350 units in 2015, up from 108,151 in 2014, according to a study released today by Gartner.

Wearable health devices are a novelty that will wear off

Once the novelty wears off, people abandon their health wearable devices, many of which require regular syncing, powering up and other steps needed to keep them running.

World's first 3D full-body scanning booth to create custom you figurines

3D scanner manufacturer, Artec Group, has announced the US debut of its Shapify Booth, which can scan your entire body in 12 seconds and use the resulting file to print a life-like figurine.

Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

Samsung Electronics is now mass producing its most advanced 8Gbit, DDR4 memory and 32GB registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMM).

Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

Kickstarter has suspended the crowdfunding campaign of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.

Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey said this week thattech companies should not be allowed to put cryptographic locks on mobile devices so they can't be accessed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Here's a bird's eye view of Ebola epidemic

The data publishing platform Silk has created a world map depicting the spread of the Ebola virus, which causes the highly deadly hemorrhagic fever.

Snapchat and other online services need to tighten security

In recent weeks, there have been data breaches involving passwords and email addresses from JP Morgan Chase, celebrity nude photos from Apple's iCloud, more than 70,000 images from Snapchat and now a new alleged hack at Dropbox -- a claim it denies.

Google launches telemedicine beta for video chats with docs

Google is running a temporary trial of a new feature that allows people looking for medical advice to also connect with a physician for an online consult.

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