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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 December, 2014 07:59

Tags: IDC, internet, cloud computing

IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

IBM is building out its global computing network in a bid to focus on the enterprise cloud market.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 December, 2014 09:06

Tags: IBM, equinix, internet, cloud computing

Is there life on Mars? Mystery (and hope) deepen

Could there actually be life on Mars?

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 December, 2014 02:12

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 December, 2014 08:17

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, computerworld, Stanford University

Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

The Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher that has hunted for antimatter and the elusive Higgs boson, shut down in February 2013 for an overhaul and upgrade. Now, scientists are getting ready to fire up the collider, which has been called "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," again.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 December, 2014 13:24

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, CERN

Instagram gains user momentum, passing Twitter

Photo-sharing site Instagram said Wednesday that its active monthly user base reached 300 million, a dramatic 50% increase in the past nine months.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 December, 2014 10:01

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

Twitter sees 2014 as year of the celebrity selfie

In 2014, people around the world were celebrating, mourning, protesting and connecting. And thanks to the approximately 500 million tweets being posted every day this year, they were largely doing it on Twitter.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 December, 2014 08:07

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

Orion's lesson for IT: Test your systems, then test again (and again)

When NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, made its maiden voyage last week, it completed its successful 4.5-hour trip running on a 12-year-old processor and a computer that's far from state-of-the-art.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 December, 2014 01:52

Tags: NASA, space technology, IT management

Amazon.com tells customers, 'Make an offer'

Amazon.com is going after online auction giant eBay just in time for the big holiday shopping season.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 December, 2014 08:47

Tags: amazon.com, e-commerce, ebay, internet

Mars once was warm, wet and humid

NASA scientists today touted new evidence of a warm, wet and humid Mars that lasted for millions of years and could have supported life.

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 December, 2014 08:22

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Splashdown! Orion completes successful maiden voyage

After orbiting the Earth twice and climbing 15 times higher than the orbit of the International Space Station, NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, today completed its maiden voyage and returned safely to Earth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 December, 2014 07:13

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology, lockheed martin, U.S. Navy

Orion spacecraft makes historic launch

After various snags kept NASA's Orion spacecraft from lifting off Thursday, the next-generation spacecraft had a flawless launch at 7:05 this morning.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 December, 2014 01:42

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

The Orion spacecraft is no smarter than your phone

Orion, NASA's next-generation deep space vehicle, is going to eventually fly to Mars - run by a computer that's no smarter than your smartphone.

By Sharon Gaudin | 05 December, 2014 23:50

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology, intel

NASA resets launch of Orion

Today wasn't the day for NASA's next-generation spacecraft Orion to lift off on its first test flight.

By Sharon Gaudin | 05 December, 2014 05:29

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Google says bye bye, CAPTCHAs, well, mostly

Sick of typing those annoying, and barely readable, letters and numbers to prove to a website that you're not a robot or a spammer?

By Sharon Gaudin | 04 December, 2014 08:12

Tags: Google, security, PTC

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