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Stories by Lucas Mearian

Coming soon from Google, Apple or Samsung -- a car?

Within two years, a tech bigwig like Google, Apple or Samsung will be offering a car packed with the latest mobile connectivity features, according to a Gartner official who spoke at the Telematics Detroit 2014 Conference.

Written by Lucas Mearian05 June 14 04:13

In Pictures: The road to the 60TB hard drive

Within the next six years, hard disk drives will go from 6TB of storage to 60TB. Here are the technological advancements that will make that possible.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 April 14 08:53

In Pictures: Data storage -- then and now

As size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases - dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage it has changed over the last six decades.

Written by Lucas Mearian17 March 14 08:40

Apple's CarPlay to spark mobile apps war in your car

Apple's CarPlay user interface will not only add complexity to existing in-vehicle infotainment systems, it would virtually take away the keys from automakers who plan their own systems and interfaces.

Written by Lucas Mearian03 March 14 21:21

Music industry sucks life from subscription services

Music subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify, are the fastest-growing segment of the music industry, but since they hand over 60% to 70% of their revenue to record labels, they will inevitably fail unless something changes, a new report shows.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 Feb. 14 20:52

In Pictures: 18 supercool objects made with 3D printers

3D printers are being used to create some amazing things, many of which were on display at last week's Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in San Jose in the US. Here are 18 3D printed items that really stood out.

Written by Lucas Mearian01 Oct. 13 08:31

IT departments won't exist in five years

IT departments are quickly becoming consultancies in companies increasingly driven by consumer technology, and the control they once had over tech use is quickly dissipating.

Written by Lucas Mearian05 June 13 13:11

BYOD, or else. Companies will soon require workers to use their own smartphone

Bring-your-own-device strategies are the single most radical change to the economics and culture of client computing in a decade, according to a new study by Gartner.
One radical change BYOD is expected to spawn: By 2017, half of all employers will require workers to supply their own devices for work purposes. Also, Gartner says, enterprises that offer only corporately-owned smartphones or stipends to buy your own will soon become the exception to the rule.

Written by Lucas Mearian01 May 13 22:00

By 2020, there will be 5,200 GB of data for every person on Earth

During the next eight years, the amount of digital data produced will exceed 40 zettabytes, which is the equivalent of 5,200 GB of data for every man, woman and child on Earth, according to an updated Digital Universe study.
To put it in perspective, 40 zettabytes is 40 trillion gigabytes -- estimated to be 57 times the amount of all the grains of sand on all the beaches on earth. To hit that figure, all data is expected to double every two years through 2020.

Written by Lucas Mearian10 Dec. 12 22:00

Archipelago CTO talks about IM, NYSE merger

As Archipelago Holdings Inc.'s merger with the New York Stock Exchange nears, officials from the two companies are discussing technology plans for the combined entity. In an interview with Computerworld last week, Archipelago Chief Technology Officer Steve Rubinow talked about the upcoming merger and about how he controls his firm's liberal use of instant messaging.

Written by Lucas Mearian28 Nov. 05 18:42