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Google: Would you pay to not see ads on favorite websites?

Would you trade ads for a monthly payment? Google wants users to rethink the way their favorite websites are funded.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 November, 2014 10:21

Tags: e-commerce, Google, internet, Mashable

Cameras, robotic mules could help battle Ebola in West Africa

Researchers are working on technology that could be shipped to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak as soon as a few months from now, while also looking ahead to bigger plans to combat any disease outbreak.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 November, 2014 08:18

Tags: popular science, white house, emerging technology

Facebook's privacy blunders may trip up potential enterprise push

If Facebook launches a social network for the workplace, CIOs will have to decide whether they can get past Facebook's history of privacy issues.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 November, 2014 08:49

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social business, financial times, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

Facebook's new Groups app helps you separate your friends

Need to get in touch with old college friends or some of your work buddies when you're on the run?

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 November, 2014 14:51

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

No, Google Glass isn't dead

Is Google Glass dead?

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 November, 2014 09:49

Tags: popular science, Google, Reuters, emerging technology, computerworld

Facebook may be building social network for the enterprise

Facebook may be expanding from a social website where users share photos of their favorite sandwiches and pets, to a network focused on business users.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 November, 2014 05:31

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social business, LinkedIn, financial times, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

Forget the app; Microsoft rolls out Skype for Web

Microsoft announced today that it's launching a beta of Skype for the Web, allowing browser-based video chats that don't require a separate app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 November, 2014 05:37

Tags: Firefox, skype, Microsoft, internet

Comet mission could offer clues about the 'origins of us'

With the European Space Agency's robotic lander now sitting on a comet hurtling in orbit around the sun, the 10-year trip is over and the real science of the mission has begun.

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 November, 2014 01:38

Tags: popular science, European Space Agency, space technology

Facebook nudges users to take control with privacy makeover

Facebook wants its users to take control of their own privacy.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 November, 2014 06:41

Tags: security, data privacy, privacy, Facebook

Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science

The former CEO of Microsoft said the next era of computer science is going to focus on machine learning.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 November, 2014 23:07

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, Microsoft, computerworld, Harvard College, Los Angeles Clippers

Internet goes ad-free for an hour as Google ad server fails

A Google ad server went down Wednesday morning, leaving many websites without advertising. Sites like Computerworld and CNBC.com were affected.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 November, 2014 07:09

Tags: The Gabriel Consulting Group, Google, computerworld, NBC.com, internet, CNBC

App as fitness instructor? Watson-based app aims to keep you healthier

By mid-2015, you may be able to use an app to find out what exercises to do, what to eat and what medical tests to ask your doctor for... all based on your medical history and your genetic makeup.

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 November, 2014 05:37

Tags: Apple, IBM, Path, mobile, mobile apps

Robotic spiders may someday build satellites in space

By 2030, when the U.S. government or a company wants a new satellite in orbit, a robotic spider might build it in space.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 November, 2014 07:11

Tags: robotics

Scientists raise doubts over discovery of elusive God particle

Some researchers are throwing cold water on the belief that the particle discovered in the Large Hadron Collider two years ago actually is the elusive Higgs boson.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 November, 2014 12:50

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

Rosetta spacecraft days from launching probe onto comet

After a journey lasting more than 10 years, a spacecraft is just days away from softly landing a robotic probe on a comet.

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 November, 2014 09:41

Tags: popular science, NASA, European Space Agency, space technology

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