Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Microsoft, IBM make Cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 July, 2014 02:43

Tags: web apps, Synergy, IT industry, Google, Microsoft, IBM, internet, cloud computing

Google's next frontier: What it means to be healthy

Google has launched a new project, dubbed the Baseline Study, that seeks to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be healthy.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 July, 2014 05:58

Tags: Google, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, healthcare IT, Stanford University

Changes afoot as DARPA challenge robots prep for upgrade

As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute make their humanoid robot more autonomous, they're getting ready to get an upgrade robot this fall.

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 July, 2014 20:28

Tags: Boston Dynamics, NASA, Emerging Technologies, DARPA, hardware systems, Virginia Tech

What to expect in Facebook's earnings call today

With Facebook set to release its Q2 earnings today, it's a safe bet company execs will talk about mobile issues and user growth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 05:19

Tags: IT industry, Gartner, Internet-based applications and services, internet, social media, Facebook

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 03:40

Tags: Google, Spotify, consumer electronics, wall street journal, Internet Search, internet, Personal Technology, mobile apps, search engines, Apple

Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide users with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 July, 2014 05:41

Tags: web apps, Google, Internet Search, internet, search engines

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 July, 2014 04:36

Tags: hardware, NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, government, SpaceX, Government/Industries

Enterprises increasingly look to the private Cloud

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 July, 2014 06:01

Tags: public cloud, internet, private cloud, cloud computing mulls unlimited e-book subscription offer looks to be prepping a $9.99-a-month e-book and audiobook subscription service dubbed "Kindle Unlimited."

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: consumer electronics,, Personal Technology

Microsoft WPC 2014: Microsoft seeks help in pushing Cloud tech

Microsoft's renewed push into Cloud computing, announced this week, doesn't change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that's critical to its future.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 July, 2014 06:28

Tags: SaaS, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

NASA: Finding life on other planets is within our grasp

Many scientists believe we're not alone in the universe, and NASA researchers say discovering if that's true is within their reach.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 July, 2014 06:17

Tags: NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Industries, government, Government/Industries

Google moves closer to selling smart contacts

Google has reached a deal with Alcon to work together on smart contact lenses that can monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 July, 2014 02:53

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Personal Technology

45 years after moon landing, NASA looks to next giant leap

Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, NASA scientists are looking forward to the next giant leap for mankind, and that next leap is likely to be on Mars.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 July, 2014 05:05

Tags: NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, government, Path, Government/Industries

Google's 3D mapping tech flying to space station

After a successful Sunday launch, the Cygnus cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station, carrying a Google 3D smartphone, along with a flock of tiny satellites.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 July, 2014 03:49

Tags: Google, NASA, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, Android, hardware systems, smartphones

NASA to use Google's Project Tango to update space robot

Robotic spheres aboard the International Space Station soon will will be quite a bit smarter, gaining the ability to fly safely and adroitly around the orbiter.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 July, 2014 05:03

Tags: hardware, Google, NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, government, Government/Industries

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