Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Facebook wants to blur lines between reality and virtual reality

Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 March, 2015 07:16

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

At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Whether it's two, five or 10 years from now, virtual reality technology may change the way people play and communicate on social networks.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 March, 2015 01:56

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

NASA's Curiosity finds new ingredient of life on Mars

After already finding evidence of water on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered another key element necessary for life on the Red Planet.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 March, 2015 00:47

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Facebook releases social time capsule with On This Day

Want to know what you were excited about, what was making you sad or what your friends were doing a year or five years ago today?

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 March, 2015 23:06

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

News content, Messaging app rumors swirl ahead of F8

A day before Facebook kicks off it annual F8 developers conference, rumors are swirling about the social network testing a phone app, using Messenger as a platform and hosting news content.

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 March, 2015 06:59

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

Rosetta spacecraft calls out to comet probe

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been trying to reach out to Philae, the lander sitting on a comet hurtling through space.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 March, 2015 08:05

Tags: popular science, Rosetta, European Space Agency, space technology, Philae lander

Researchers use A.I. to reimagine health care

Two patients receiving the same treatment for breast cancer may be entirely different in significant ways.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 March, 2015 21:21

Tags: Carnegie Mellon University, popular science, emerging technology

NASA tests virtual reality smart glasses for trip to Mars

NASA is testing virtual reality smart glasses that could one day help astronauts as they travel to an asteroid or even Mars.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 March, 2015 07:39

Tags: NASA, consumer electronics, computerworld, Osterhout, Wearables

Dyson invests in batteries to build new products, robotics

By investing $15 million into supporting battery technology research, a company known for making high-end vacuum cleaners is positioning itself to expand into other products, including robotics.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 March, 2015 07:39

Tags: popular science, Dyson, robotics, emerging technology, computerworld

GoogleX exec: Where Google went wrong with Glass

Google botched its wearable, Google Glass, and now the director of GoogleX labs is openly talking about it.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 March, 2015 07:26

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Southwest, Wearables, astro

Registration opens for Google I/O, but not for long

Registration is now open for Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, and it will rap up Thursday evening.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 March, 2015 06:07

Tags: App Development, Google, Google I/O, internet

Ford uses Microsoft cloud to seamlessly update cars

Ford Motor Co. is moving to automatically update its cars infotainment systems using Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 March, 2015 07:48

Tags: Ford Motor Co., Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

NASA's Mars rover working again

After some long-distance troubleshooting, NASA engineers have the Mars rover Curiosity back up after almost two weeks of down time.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 March, 2015 05:52

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology, sharp

Hotel guests open the door to a robotic butler

If a guest is staying at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif. and asks for a comb or a late-night snack, the guest may be surprised at who -- or what -- brings it to the room.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 March, 2015 07:32

Tags: popular science, Aloft, emerging technology

Google opens London shop as new marketing strategy

Opening its first store-in-a-store in London this week, Google is looking to raise its already worldwide image.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 March, 2015 07:48

Tags: business issues, Apple, IT industry, PC World, Google, youtube

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