Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker

Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

The new blockchain protocol, Devv, was demoed at CES; backers say it outperforms other distributed ledger technologies and traditional financial networks such as VisaNet. Analysts are skeptical.

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain developers are commanding a salary premium for their services as the distributed ledger technology has heated up in the enterprise IT marketplace over the past year, but it's also spurring job growth in related fields as...

How blockchain may kill the password

How blockchain may kill the password

Blockchain technology is being piloted as the basis for self-sovereign identities, which can eliminate user names and passwords for logging into corporate sites or verify sensitive information such as income for purposes of a loan...

Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks
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Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Experian's annual data breach forecast predicts that biometric hacking will continue to surge as more mobile devices use fingerprint scans and Face ID technology to protect corporate and consumer data. But there are ways to avoid...

LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

Echoing a number of similar reports this year, the career and professional social site says listings for blockchain developers have exploded. The reason: continued interest in cryptocurrency.

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch

Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch

These wireless chargers for Apple and Android devices offer the option of powering up your smartphone and smartwatch at the same time – though the features and prices differ significantly among them.

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

New York-based ShelterZoom is going live soon with its blockchain-based real estate offer-and-acceptance application; it's one of several ways companies are testing out the distributed ledger technology.

iOS 12 is now installed on nearly 3 out of 4 iDevices

iOS 12 is now installed on nearly 3 out of 4 iDevices

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now running on 70% of all iOS devices, according to new data.

Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

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