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Stories by Lucas Mearian

The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

By Lucas Mearian | 12 July, 2014 05:36

The government's military research agency, DARPA, says it has demonstrated a bullet capable of locking onto a moving target from up to a mile away.

As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls

By Lucas Mearian | 12 July, 2014 04:02

The solar power industry is expanding quickly, but not when it comes to funding for technology advances.

Apple's CarPlay to dominate infotainment systems, will be in 24m cars by 2019

By Lucas Mearian | 10 July, 2014 04:36

Apple's API for in-car mobile devices, better known as CarPlay, will outpace both the open API MirrorLink and GENIVI.

Mobile health device market to grow 800 per cent to $US42bn

By Lucas Mearian | 03 July, 2014 08:02

A new report shows venture capital funding and clinical mobile health applications will push the mobile device market to extraordinary highs by 2023.

Fortune 100 companies saved $1.1B using renewable energy

By Lucas Mearian | 02 July, 2014 06:27

Clean energy is no longer just the bastion of crunchy granola types and companies hoping to improve their public image.

Personal 3D printer sales to reach $1.2bn by 2018

By Lucas Mearian | 21 June, 2014 04:33

A new report shows that 3D printers and the materials that go along with them will explode over the next five years due to a growing comport with the technology fed mainly by inclusion of the tech in academic settings.

Katherine the White Shark crashes research site's servers

By Lucas Mearian | 20 June, 2014 05:45

Katherine, a 14-foot electronically tagged White Shark, has become so popular with visitors to a shark-tracking site, that she's now routinely crashing servers.

Most ISPs don't deliver on their advertised broadband speeds

By Lucas Mearian | 20 June, 2014 04:27

An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the U.S. shows broadband speeds don't measure up to advertised rates.

E-health for pets? Smart collar can send health alerts to vets

By Lucas Mearian | 19 June, 2014 06:39

PetPace's new smart collar is making it easier for veterinarians to track the well-being of pets and keep in touch with owners.

Dems' plan would force FCC to ban Internet fast lanes

By Lucas Mearian | 18 June, 2014 02:03

Democrat lawmakers plan to keep the FCC from allowing ISPs from offering higher-bandwidth connections for some Internet traffic over others.

Netflix continues to thumb its nose at Verizon in bandwidth fight

By Lucas Mearian | 13 June, 2014 07:18

After Verizon issued a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix for calling out poor broadband service, Netflix shot back,r saying poor streaming video quality rests squarely with ISPs.

AMA says telemedicine could improve access, quality of care

By Lucas Mearian | 12 June, 2014 07:52

The American Medical Association today voted to approve a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.

Smartphone-controlled SSD firm launches its Kickstarter campaign

By Lucas Mearian | 11 June, 2014 07:27

SoSecure has created a solid-state drive that is controlled remotely via a smartphone app, which monitors everything from backups to battery power and can delete all data from the drive.

Enough with all the apps in my car! say drivers

By Lucas Mearian | 06 June, 2014 05:50

Industry research as well as a focus group revealed that people don't want more apps in their vehicle, but they want apps that are as intuitive and work as well as the ones on their smartphones.

GM app lets you scan a license plate, then text the driver

By Lucas Mearian | 05 June, 2014 21:55

GM has its share of challenges creating mobile apps for cars in China, but the R&D team there has come up with quite a few, including one that'll let you scan another driver's license plate and then message them.