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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Intel, Micron 3D NAND

These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

Data storage manufacturers have repeatedly come up against walls in their quest for ever larger drives and faster performance. And each time, new technology allows them to scale those walls and keep going. They're about to do it again.

Seagate Nytro XP6500 SSD

Seagate's blistering new 10GBps NVMe drive is the world's fastest-ever SSD

Seagate will show off at an industry event today a 10GBps SSD, 4GBps faster than any previous drive.

samsung ssd

SSD prices plummet again, close in on HDDs

Consumer-grade SSDs saw a 12 percent price decline over just the past quarter. Based on DRAMeXchange’s analysis, the price difference between 128GB SSD and 500GB HDDs will shrink to less than $3 in this year.

IronKey thumb drives

Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

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Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.

Ford focus electric vehicle

Ford to add 13 electric vehicles to its lineup, plans $4.5B investment

The car-maker will invest additional $4.5 billion in electric vehicles by 2020, when, it says, some 40% of its vehicles will have EV models.

toshiba 3d nand

SanDisk, Toshiba reveal world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk and Toshiba today announced a new fabrication plant: a 48-layer 3D NAND flash chip that doubles the capacity of previous chips.

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Average cost of a 128GB SSD now just $50 for PC makers

Contract prices being paid by laptop and desktop manufacturers for SSDs have dropped dramatically over the past year.

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Ikea's wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

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Teen hacks car with $15 worth of parts

With just a little soldering and assembly, a 14-year-old built a device to wirelessly communicate with a vehicle's controller area network (CAN) and remotely start and unlock the vehicle.

Samsung delivers firmware fix for EVO SSD slowdowns

Samsung has issued a software fix to address slowdown problems with its triple-level cell 840 EVO SSDs -- the company's most affordable consumer drive.

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Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

Is your car vulnerable to an attack via its Bluetooth, telematics, or on-board phone applications? You'll find out at this week's security conference in Las Vegas.

ipod watch strap

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

exacto bullet

U.S. DARPA researchers announce the self-guided bullet

DARPA's .50 caliber bullets should help snipers remain undetected as they shoot at a target more than a mile away.

LaCie LittleBigDisk

LaCie ships world's fastest external hard drive

The external Little Big Disk drive is aimed at 4K video processing jobs