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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

What to expect in Facebook's earnings call today

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 05:19

With Facebook set to release its Q2 earnings today, it's a safe bet company execs will talk about mobile issues and user growth.

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 July, 2014 03:40

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 July, 2014 05:41

Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide users with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 July, 2014 04:36

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

Enterprises increasingly look to the private Cloud

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 July, 2014 06:01

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

Microsoft WPC 2014: Microsoft seeks help in pushing Cloud tech

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 July, 2014 06:28

Microsoft's renewed push into Cloud computing, announced this week, doesn't change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that's critical to its future.

NASA: Finding life on other planets is within our grasp

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 July, 2014 06:17

Many scientists believe we're not alone in the universe, and NASA researchers say discovering if that's true is within their reach.

45 years after moon landing, NASA looks to next giant leap

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 July, 2014 05:05

Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, NASA scientists are looking forward to the next giant leap for mankind, and that next leap is likely to be on Mars.

NASA to use Google's Project Tango to update space robot

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 July, 2014 05:03

Robotic spheres aboard the International Space Station soon will will be quite a bit smarter, gaining the ability to fly safely and adroitly around the orbiter.

IBM eyes new chips for a new digital age

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 July, 2014 20:37

IBM plans to spend $3 billion to develop new computer chips and chip architectures. So what's this non-silicon future look like?

Particle collider gets an overhaul to better seek out dark matter, God particle

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 July, 2014 04:48

Scientists are prepping the Large Hadron Collider for the start of its third two-year run next year.

Google goes mum on Glass release plans

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 July, 2014 06:17

Google executives are no longer saying whether Glass will be ready for release in 2014.

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 July, 2014 05:16

What would you do with your time if you gave up Facebook for 99 days?

Are PCs dead? Certainly not, as demand for upgraded systems is set to explode

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 July, 2014 06:31

The rumours of the PC's demise have been greatly exaggerated, analysts say.

Google's Larry Page talks of killing the 40-hour work week

By Sharon Gaudin | 08 July, 2014 06:34

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page said we may someday see more part-time work weeks than we do today -- and that would be a good thing.