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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Atlas Unplugged: DARPA challenge robot gets major makeover

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 January, 2015 22:23

The 6-foot, 2-in. tall humanoid robot that many teams in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be using in June has gotten a major makeover. And the teams using it in the finals got their first look just last week.

White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 January, 2015 05:52

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address last night.

Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 January, 2015 08:09

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 January, 2015 08:25

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

Google tries to reset Glass embarrassment with cooler wearable

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 January, 2015 08:23

Is it too late for Google Glass to become the big hit that people are excited to be seen wearing and will use in their everyday lives, taking video of their work projects and vacation adventures?

Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 January, 2015 08:23

Facebook, the world's largest social network, is making its first move into the enterprise.

Suspected computer glitch forces astronauts to evacuate part of space station

By Sharon Gaudin | 15 January, 2015 05:42

The astronauts living onboard the International Space Station are safe after evacuating part of the station when they awoke to an alarm going off this morning.

GM says its open to talks with Google, working on self-driving tech

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 January, 2015 08:23

General Motors Co., which already is working on autonomy technology, is willing to talk with Google about getting self-driving cars on the road.

Verizon gets 'black eye' in long cloud shutdown

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 January, 2015 09:19

The Verizon Cloud platform is up and running again after a 40-hour shutdown over the weekend for a planned upgrade.

SpaceX docks with space station

By Sharon Gaudin | 13 January, 2015 06:38

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft has successfully rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station.

NASA, SpaceX ready Dragon spacecraft for Saturday launch

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 January, 2015 08:46

NASA and SpaceX are preparing the Dragon spacecraft, loaded with more than 5,100 pounds of cargo, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

How to prepare for Verizon's 2-day cloud shutdown

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 January, 2015 09:44

With some of Verizon's enterprise customers about to lose their cloud service for up to two days, now is the time for them to prepare for the extended downtime.

Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown

By Sharon Gaudin | 07 January, 2015 09:14

Verizon is warning users of its new cloud service to brace for a two-day outage late this week.

Santa (well, Santa Tracker) helps Google test its dev tools

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 December, 2014 22:22

As the time for St. Nick's big ride quickly approaches, kids of all ages can track his progress delivering presents around the world with Google's Santa Tracker website and app.

Twitter stock jumps on report that CEO is on way out

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 December, 2014 07:53

After reporting slowing growth and getting passed by Instagram in number of users, Twitter's stock price jumped Tuesday on speculation that CEO Dick Costolo might be leaving the company.