Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of powerful quantum computers.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 03:34

Tags: popular science

NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at comet Siding Spring

After comet Siding Spring made a close flyby past Mars on Sunday, one of NASA's orbiters and a robotic rover captured images of it -- and they've already beamed them back to Earth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 October, 2014 07:12

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Google uses Songza to update Play Music app

The Google Play Music app is getting an update. Starting today, users can find music to go along with what they're doing, whether it's working, cooking with friends or going to sleep. They also can use Google's app to find music that correlates with the day of the week or the mood they're in.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 October, 2014 07:09

Tags: Google, internet, mobile apps

Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid Cloud push

With a series of Cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid Cloud computing and emerge from the shadow of Cloud rivals Google and Amazon.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 October, 2014 12:24

Tags: Dell, Google, Microsoft, internet, intel, cloud computing

iRobot CEO decries the slow advance of robotics

The CEO of one of the biggest and arguably the best-known robotics companies in the world is disappointed at the progress being made in the industry, which he says is nowhere near where he thought it would be today.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 October, 2014 21:27

Tags: iRobot, robotics

NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby and sneak once-in-a-lifetime peek

Just as NASA's Mars orbiters took shelter from a debris-spewing comet behind the Red Planet on Sunday, they also took the opportunity to study the flyby's effect on Mars.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 October, 2014 13:38

Tags: NASA, robotics, COMET

Researchers to meet with aid workers to build Ebola-fighting robots

Robotics researchers from around the country are working together to come up with technology that could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 October, 2014 06:37

Tags: white house, Berkeley, robotics, University of California, computerworld

NASA: Robots are our friends

No matter what images we have from the Borg on Star Trek or the Cylons on Battlestar Galactica, NASA says the future of space exploration is all about human and robotic cooperation.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 October, 2014 03:49

Tags: NASA, robotics

5 tips for building a successful hybrid cloud

Enterprises are increasingly interested in the cloud, but IT managers are discovering that one size does not always fit all.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: internet, cloud computing

NASA's Maven spacecraft snaps 'unprecedented' images of Mars

NASA's latest spacecraft sent to study the Martian atmosphere is already collecting data.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 October, 2014 06:34

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

Bionym's wearable authentication device ships to developers

A new wearable device designed to use your unique heart rhythms to authenticate your identity for everything from your smartphone to your car door is being shipped to developers.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 October, 2014 23:24

Tags: consumer electronics, Bionym, Wearables

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

When an employee turns on his own company, the results - damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage - could be devastating.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 October, 2014 21:16

Tags: intrusion, security, Virginia Tech, hacking, cybercrime

Would an anonymous app from Facebook be creepy or smart?

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 October, 2014 06:01

Tags: new york times, Internet-based applications and services, The New York Times, internet, social media, Facebook

NASA's orbiters, rovers prep for rare comet close-up

Mars robotic rovers and orbiters are set to have a front row seat for a comet that will be flying past the Red Planet so close it will be less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 October, 2014 10:30

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC, the largest online retailer in the world, is looking to open its first brick-and-mortar store -- in New York City -- just in time for the holiday shopping season.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 October, 2014 07:17

Tags:, retail IT, internet

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