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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for cloud users

By Sharon Gaudin | 03 September, 2014 04:25

An apparent hack of cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public and for enterprises to be more cautious with the information they store on the cloud.

Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 August, 2014 03:06

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.

Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 August, 2014 06:06

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app.

NASA green-lights plans to build world's most powerful rocket

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:31

NASA's program to build a heavy-lift rocket capable of launching astronauts into deep space is moving from the design to the development phase.

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:03

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

NASA launches massive Cloud migration

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 20:09

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

Humans want autonomous robots that take control

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2014 02:44

If a company wants humans and robots to work more seamlessly together, they need to give the robots more freedom to work on their own.

Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2014 02:40

Shoppers around the world are becoming a bit more adventurous and a lot more focused on buying what they're hunting for online, according to a new study.

Amazon reportedly scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $1B

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:55

Amazon is about to buy Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, according to reports.

NASA spacecraft en route to historic look at mysterious Pluto

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:49

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit today and is speeding along a path that will give scientists their first real information about the distant and still mysterious Pluto.

Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 August, 2014 05:54

By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards.

Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 August, 2014 21:45

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 20:20

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1300 people, and sickened even more.

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 04:37

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 01:56

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.