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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Sorry movie goers, Google Glass, other wearables banned from cinemas

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 01:59

Going to the movies this weekend? You better leave your pair of Google Glass at home or at least in your bag.

AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 October, 2014 07:21

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.

Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 October, 2014 04:31

The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

Google shakeup puts Sundar Pichai in charge of...almost everything

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 October, 2014 07:03

Google CEO Larry Page is apprently looking to ensure his company stays forward-looking and innovative as it grows up.

Speedboats race with the cloud

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 October, 2014 21:02

The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

Days after Dragon returns, NASA readies Cygnus launch

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 October, 2014 00:59

Two days after a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth, Orbital Science Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft is getting ready for a Monday launch.

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 October, 2014 04:44

A scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a way to change metal 3D printing that could revolutionize the way products are customized.

One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 06:57

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 05:11

Google, the search company that's investing heavily in robotics, is teaming with Oxford University researchers to work on artificial intelligence.

Google uses Songza to update Play Music app

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 October, 2014 07:09

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.

Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid Cloud push

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 October, 2014 12:24

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.

iRobot CEO decries the slow advance of robotics

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 October, 2014 21:27

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.

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

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 October, 2014 06:37

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

5 tips for building a successful hybrid cloud

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 October, 2014 23:36

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

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 October, 2014 21:16

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