Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google Photos offers unlimited free cloud storage for photos and video

SAN FRANCISCO -- Does it ever feel like you take thousands of photos but rarely go back and look at them?

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 May, 2015 04:33

Tags: web apps, Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet, Google I/O 2015

At Google I/O, the Internet of Things gets a new OS

Google is moving deeper into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), announcing a new operating system -- Brillo -- as well as a communications layer at its Google I/O developer conference today.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 May, 2015 03:52

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Android, smartphones, Google I/O 2015

Android M, wearables and robots expected at Google I/O this week

With Google I/O coming up this week, developers, as well as people in the industry at large, are waiting to see what the company will trot out on stage.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 May, 2015 06:04

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, consumer electronics, Google, robotics

Marines test augmented reality battlefield

Thanks to augmented glasses, the U.S. Marines on Thursday were able to turn a golf course in Virginia into a simulated battlefield, complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 May, 2015 02:53

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up this morning to find that their service was down. And for many, the problem lasted for about 8 hours.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 May, 2015 02:45

Tags: verizon, computerworld, twitter, internet

How to handle angry customers, AI version

Companies often frustrate their customers -- or make them downright irate -- because of product problems, shipping snafus or rude people on customer service lines.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 May, 2015 04:17

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

Stephen Hawking fears robots could take over in 100 years

Worried that one day we'll have robot overlords? You're in good company.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 May, 2015 00:44

Tags: BBC, robotics

Brain-like circuit could drive artificial intelligence

Scientists are working on a circuit that mimics the human brain in an effort to dramatically boost artificial intelligence and machine learning.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 May, 2015 05:01

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

Former Apple exec's new company offers home setup with gadget buys

The man behind the idea of the Apple store and the Genius Bar has launched a store where trained employees bring the gadget you bought to your house and help you set it up.

By Sharon Gaudin | 07 May, 2015 23:40

Tags: distribution, Apple, J.C. Penney, retail IT

It's now or never to speed up robots for DARPA challenge

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The robotics team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has three weeks before the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to make their robot twice as fast as it is today.

By Sharon Gaudin | 07 May, 2015 20:35

Tags: robotics, DARPA

Google says mobile now dominates search

Google now gets more search queries from mobile devices than it does from PCs.

By Sharon Gaudin | 07 May, 2015 06:36

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, Google, mobile

Google senior VP talks about when the company nearly failed

The eighth person hired at Google, and its first vice president of engineering, talked today about how the world's largest Internet company nearly failed.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 May, 2015 23:32

Tags: business issues, The Gabriel Consulting Group, IT industry, Google

NASA: We "know enough" to send humans to Mars

NASA is making progress on its journey to sending humans to Mars -- but it will take tenacity, flexibility and the cooperation of scientists and engineers from around the world.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 May, 2015 03:24

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

WPI's team gears up for final battle of the bots

WORCESTER, Mass. -- In about a month, the robotics team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will have to put their robot up against 24 other teams from around the world in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals.

By Sharon Gaudin | 05 May, 2015 21:17

Tags: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, NASA, robotics, computerworld, DARPA

Microsoft looks to empower IT in the Cloud

Microsoft is working to help its enterprise customers move their data, apps and operations to the cloud specifically the hybrid Cloud.

By Sharon Gaudin | 05 May, 2015 06:05

Tags: Amazon Web Services, hybrid cloud, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

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