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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At SNW, Fusion-io set up a video wall with 4,500 streams all being fed through a single SSD card
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.
EMC employee Nick Glasgow has Leukemia and efforts to cure the disease by transfusing blood platelets and antibiotic treatments have so far failed. What he needs is a bone marrow transplant. The technology community is rallying around the cause of getting as many possible donors to submit a simple sample to the national donor base.
While its price is still higher than most SSDs, Intel at least is making an effort to be more consumer friendly.