Articles By Lucas Mearian

Photo sharing added to SkyDrive

Microsoft has made several tweaks to its online cloud storage service, SkyDrive, one of which now allows users to access the Photo application in Windows 8 and fetch images stored on any PC

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Lucas Mearian

This SSD will self-destruct….

Shades of Mission Impossible. RunCore SSD, a Chinese maker of solid state drives (SSDs), today unveiled a drive that with the push of a button self-destructs, wiping your data from the NAND flash

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Google Drive launches (finally) with 5GB of free storage

According to an announcement made on its French blog site, Google has launched its GDrive, offering users 5GB of free space - an increase of 4GB over what it had been offering users

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Researchers see

As the circuitry of NAND flash-based, solid-state drives shrinks, performance drops precipitously -- meaning the technology could be doomed, according to new research.Speaking to about 500 attendees at the 10th Usenix Conference on

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Hard drive shortage pain won’t end any time soon

Hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding will continue to affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops into 2013, according to market research firm IDC. "I think

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Micron’s entry-level SSD for blade servers

Micron today released its first entry-level solid state drive (SSD) aimed at being used as a boot drive in servers or for I/O intensive read applications, such as video streaming in cloud computing

Published on: September 16th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

‘Stone’ optical disc withstands liquid nitrogen, boiling water

Start-up Millenniata and LG plan to soon release a new optical disc and read/write player that will store movies, photos or any other data forever. The data can be accessed using on any

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Mobile devices that last for a month between recharges

University of Illinois engineers have developed a form of ultra-low-power non-volatile memory could someday provide consumers with hand-held devices that go without recharging for weeks or even months.The results of the study by

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Study reveals best ways to secure data in SSDs

Until a university study emerged last week, few experts suspected that it's more difficult to erase data stored on solid-state drives (SSD) than that on hard disk drives (HDDs).Industry experts were taken aback

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Lucas Mearian

SMBs migrating to cloud-based data backup

Millions of small- and medium-sized businesses are vastly underserved by suppliers of data protection hardware and services, even though the organizations have many of the same needs as large enterprises, a new research

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Lucas Mearian

Tweet messages from your doctor – the new face of healthcare

When Janel Wood's 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Lucas Mearian

IT systems in hospitals don’t save money, boost efficiency, study finds

A Harvard Medical School study that looked at some of the nation's "most wired" hospital facilities found that computerization of those facilities hasn't saved them any money or improved administrative efficiency.The recently released

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Lucas Mearian

1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian

FlashTrack — College loads entire courses on USB Flash drives

Thomas Edison State College is looking to accelerate the deployment of a new course delivery system that uses USB drives loaded with entire courses and associated applications to help students complete the work

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Swine flu raises red flag for IT, business managers

Though the H1N1 flu has been declared a national emergency by President Barack Obama, experts say that many companies remain ill-prepared for its potential consequences, which could include employee absentee rates of 40

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian