Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Navy calls on researchers to create firefighting humanoid robot

Office of Naval Research is giving a grant of $600,000 to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor to develop motion-planning algorithms for firefighting humanoid robots.

Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bullies

Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.

Users await possible Twitter feed change

Twitter may be getting ready to launch an algorithm that will reorder the way users see tweets on their feeds.

Facebook masters mobile, carrying company to record earnings

Facebook's efforts to figure out how users want to connect when they're on the move is paying off. The social network's latest earnings report show that mobile is carrying the company, pushing it to record fourth-quarter results.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 January, 2016 07:54

Tags: mobile marketing, Facebook

You'll soon be able to do more than just Like a Facebook post

Facebook plans to add five new reactions to the iconic Like button in the next few weeks.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 January, 2016 06:41

Tags: Facebook

Global public Cloud market expected to hit $US204bn in 2016

The worldwide market for public Cloud systems is projected to hit $US204 billion this year, a 16.5 per cent increase over the $US175 billion market in 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 January, 2016 22:29

Tags: public cloud, Garther, software, cloud computing

The tech revolution could change (or erase) your job by 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way and while it could lead to the loss of more than 7 million jobs over the next few years, it will add jobs in areas like computer science, math and engineering.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 January, 2016 07:42

Tags: management, Fourth Industrial revolution, tech revolution, employment

Google dives into virtual reality with new division and new boss

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is focusing on virtual reality, creating a new division to work on the technology and moving the head of its product management team to run the operation.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 January, 2016 00:04

Tags: Google, emerging technology, virtual reality

Google sets I/O ’16 conference for May 18-20

Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted that the Google I/O ’16 conference will be held May 18-20, and at a new venue.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 January, 2016 21:57

Tags: Google

Meet Nadine, a life-like robot with a personality of her own

Nadine was built to recognize specific words and phrases -- whether happy or sad -- and respond accordingly.

Robotic hoverboard can greet guests after taking you home

When Intel brings a Segway hoverboard on stage at CES and says it can transform into a robot, people tend to notice.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 January, 2016 22:05

Tags: CES 2016

Twitter may expand 140-character limit

Twitter may be getting ready to allow tweets with more than 140 characters, a lot more, according to reports.

Audi drives repairs with telepresence robots' help

These robots are catching on for a variety of uses -- telemedicine, to help remote employees and, now, car repair. But it's still early going, and there are some technical and cultural bumps to watch out for.

One in 10 U.S. homes may have a robot by 2020

At least one in 10 U.S. homes will have a consumer robot by 2020, according to a study from Juniper Research. That number is up considerably from the one robot in 25 homes this year.

4 reasons you just can't seem to quit Facebook

Researchers from Cornell University have published a study showing that it's tough to break away from using social networks like Facebook. They found four reasons that some people can't resist going back for more.

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