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What you need to know about social-network upstart Ello

Ello, a new social networking site, is creating a lot of buzz and raising more than a few questions.

By Sharon Gaudin | 01 October, 2014 06:18

Tags: The Gabriel Consulting Group, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Ello, internet, social media, Facebook

Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.

By Sharon Gaudin | 01 October, 2014 02:56

Tags: Akamai Technologies, internet

Driving with Google Glass not a good idea

Think it will be easier and safer to drive using Google Glass to text or make a call instead of your smartphone? Sorry. Think again.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 September, 2014 06:18

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, Wearables

Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

Researchers are working on a new version of an algorithm that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 September, 2014 06:36

Tags: The Gabriel Consulting Group, baidu, Networking, emerging technology, software, Stanford University

NASA rover drills into Mount Sharp, begins main science mission

The Mars rover Curiosity's primary science mission has begun.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 September, 2014 23:07

Tags: NASA, sharp, space technology, industry verticals

Forget passwords -- the Nymi wristband uses your heartbeat for security

Imagine one day strapping on a wristband in the morning and then opening your smartphone and laptop without passwords, getting into your car without a key and even boarding a plane without your ID or a boarding pass.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 September, 2014 21:49

Tags: consumer electronics, security, emerging technology, Access control and authentication, biometrics, accessories, Bionym

NASA's Mars machines gets company from India

An Indian spacecraft today was the first from the country to slide into orbit around Mars. The Indian Space Research Organization's Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, reached Mars, fired its engines and maneuvered itself into orbit around the distant planet after a 10-month journey.

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 September, 2014 05:10

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

GoogleX to circle the Earth with Internet-connected balloons

Google is looking to launch a fleet of high-altitude balloons that will circle the planet, providing Internet connectivity to remote areas -- and it plans to do so within a year.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 September, 2014 06:15

Tags: Google, emerging technology, internet

Without mandatory signups, is Google+ adrift?

Now that Google has backed away from requiring new Gmail users to automatically sign up for Google+, analysts are wondering whether the company is giving up on its social network.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 September, 2014 03:37

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

After harrowing 10-month trek, NASA's Maven orbits Mars

After 10 months and 442 million miles, NASA's Maven spacecraft has reached Mars and entered into its orbit.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 September, 2014 00:48

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft heads to space station

Days after receiving a contract to build spacecraft that will ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft, loaded with supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting station.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 September, 2014 00:46

Tags: popular science, NASA, space technology, SpaceX

Future spacesuits could act like protective second skin

As NASA works to one day send astronauts to asteroids and eventually to Mars, the space agency is also looking for new spacesuits that will keep the astronauts safe, while enabling them to move freely.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:10

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Before many travelers head to the beach or up to the mountains to go apple picking or skiing, they check a weather app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:05

Tags: mobile applications, Virginia Tech, mobile, mobile apps

MIT's Cheetah robot is off its leash, running and jumping

Robots with legs should be able to go where wheeled robots cannot over obstacles and crevices.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 September, 2014 06:45

Tags: robotics, computerworld

Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook?

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 September, 2014 05:51

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social business, twitter, social networking, internet, Facebook

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