Stories by Lucas Mearian

New 3D printer claims to be 25X to 100X faster than the competition

A 3D printing company has just emerged from quiet mode to announce its technology: a machine that can create objects 25 to 100 times faster than the typical 3D printer.

Solar in California's urban areas could provide 5 times the power the state needs

The amount of energy that could be produced through solar equipment constructed on or around existing infrastructure in California would easily exceed the state's demands, according to a new study.

Elon Musk promises to end Tesla range anxiety

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk used Twitter to announce he'll hold a news conference this week to tout an upgrade for the company's Model S cars to address their limited range.

Why Apple may go its own way with wireless charging

When the iPhone 5 was launched in 2012, I wrote an analysis about what it had and what it lacked; most notably, it didn't support wireless charging.

Why is Apple avoiding wireless charging?

First, the iPhone 6 arrived last year without it. Now, comes the Apple Watch. Same story. Wireless charging seems to be something Apple's going to wait on even as major mobile manufacturers adopt it.

Lawsuit seeks damages against automakers and their hackable cars

A Dallas law firm has filed a lawsuit against three major automakers claiming they have failed to take basic measures to secure their vehicles from hackers.

Lawsuit seeks damages against automakers and their hackable cars

A Dallas law firm has filed a lawsuit against three major automakers claiming they have failed to take basic measures to secure their vehicles from hackers.

Researchers make a 3D-printed jet engine

A group of researchers at an Australian university, along with its spinoff company, have used 3D printing to make two metal jet engines that, while only proof-of-concept designs, have all the working parts of a functioning gas turbine engine.

Toyota begins production of its first hydrogen fuel cell car

Toyota this week began production of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Mirai, which will have a starting price of $57,500.

Samsung mass produces 128GB smartphone memory with 2X-plus performance

Samsung is mass producing the industry's first 128GB embedded flash memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard.

Sen. Nelson questions use of StingRays for phone surveillance

A U.S. Senator is questioning why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved of a controversial cell phone surveillance device that both federal and state law enforcement agencies are using to track suspects, often without court orders to do so.

With $15 in Radio Shack parts, 14-year-old hacks a car

A teenager not even old enough to drive a car was able to wirelessly connect to a vehicle's internal computer network and control various functions.

There's no way of knowing if the NSA's spyware is on your hard drive

Malware intentionally created by the U.S. National Security Agency to infect personal computer hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) cannot be detected by antivirus programs.

3D circuit-board printer a smash hit on Kickstarter

A 3D printer that dispenses conducting ink to create circuit-completed boards has garnered nearly five times its $70,000 crowdsourcing goal.

Apple's $850M solar plant rockets it to first place among U.S. corporations

Apple over the next year or so is expected to surpass Walmart as the largest corporate user of solar power.