Bio

Lucas Mearian graduated from Northeastern University's School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has written for the Boston Globe, the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass., and was the editor-in-chief of the Waltham Daily News Tribune in Waltham, Mass. Since joining Computerworld in 2000, Lucas has covered primarily data storage issues, with secondary beats in disaster recovery and financial services IT. He now covers consumer storage, consumerization of IT, renewable energy issues, telematics and car techology, and entertainment technology. Prior to his career in journalism, Lucas served 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Latest Posts by Lucas

While on paper, Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics may look good, the headphones that company makes aren't quality and cater to kids who turn up the bass on their music to cover up a lack of quality sound reproduction. In my opinion, Apple's gone fishin' downstream.

May 29, 2014 5:08 PM EDT

The assault on Tesla by state governments is weakening our free enterprise system, and ultimately robbing you of choice while incentivizing politicians make decisions based on campaign contributions.

March 22, 2014 11:19 AM EDT
In today’s society, we’ve become numb to the breadth with which technology has advanced. In the 1990s. Just take a moment to consider how much data your smartphone can store.  
December 20, 2013 3:16 PM EST

The first company to produce a working version of a metal semi-automatic pistol with a 3D printer is offering to sell them as a collector's piece for $11,900.

December 19, 2013 9:05 PM EST

I’m guilty. When I read the reports of Microsoft’s Surface tablets this week, I did a big internal eye roll and thought, “Microsoft copies Apple again.”

Then today, I saw a very funny post, and it reminded me that Microsoft actually came out with the Tablet PC in 2002; it’s just that no one cared at the time.

June 20, 2012 2:42 PM EDT

Over the holidays, my Facebook page was hacked and a phishing attack was launched using the "chat" feature, where my friends were contacted and told my wife and I had been mugged and that we needed money. It just goes to show that even with an alphanumeric password, your account information is not safe.

January 03, 2012 4:27 PM EST

Today, it was narrowly reported that C programming language inventor and Unix co-creator Dennis Ritchie died after a long illness. He was 70. Earlier this month, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs also died after a long illness.

It’s quite the juxtaposition.

October 13, 2011 3:48 PM EDT

On the exhibition floor of SNW in Orlando, I shot some video of the latest solid state drive and PCIe flash card technology -- oh, and a $240,000 Lamborghini.

October 12, 2011 10:59 AM EDT

At SNW, Fusion-io set up a video wall with 4,500 streams all being fed through a single SSD card

April 12, 2011 3:02 PM EDT

A California judge ruled today that former EMC top executive David Donatelli cannot oversee storage operations at HP due to a noncompete clause with his former employer.

June 02, 2009 5:25 PM EDT
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