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Stories by Lucas Mearian

New smartphone attachment can detect cancer

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a spectrometer that fits on a smartphone and can detect cancer with 99% accuracy.

Written by Lucas Mearian03 Nov. 16 07:47

Ford to use Blackberry QNX software in autonomous cars

Ford has expanded its partnership with Blackberry to use its QNX software in its Internet-connected cars. The goal: to ensure the mobile platform is secure as the company moves toward a self-driving fleet.

Written by Lucas Mearian03 Nov. 16 03:17

Tesla doubles power in commercial Powerpack battery

Tesla has announced its second generation of a utility-scale Powerpack. The Powerpack 2 provides twice the energy density and a new inverter that integrates a number of previously independent components.

Written by Lucas Mearian29 Oct. 16 06:30

Target passes Walmart as top corporate solar customer

A new report shows Target is the top U.S. corporate user of solar power, with 147 million watts installed on 300 stores, meaning it has surpassed Walmart, which is still close behind with 145MW. Apple's coming up fast.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 Oct. 16 06:32

Ford engineer called MyFord Touch infotainment system 'a polished turd'

A class-action lawsuit filed against Ford for problems associated with its MyFord Touch infotainment system revealed that the company's own engineers worried it would be “unsaleable” and described a flawed, upgraded version of it as a “polished turd.”

Written by Lucas Mearian12 Oct. 16 05:45

By 2020, your Wi-Fi-connected car will pay for parking, gas

The number of Internet-connected cars will increase from 6.9 million per year in 2015 to 61 million per year in 2020, for a cumulative total of 220 vehicles, according to a new Gartner report.

Written by Lucas Mearian01 Oct. 16 04:59