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Stories by Sharon Gaudin

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.

Would an anonymous app from Facebook be creepy or smart?

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 October, 2014 06:01

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously. eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 October, 2014 07:17, the largest online retailer in the world, is looking to open its first brick-and-mortar store -- in New York City -- just in time for the holiday shopping season.

See yah, Facebook. Teens prefer Instagram

By Sharon Gaudin | 10 October, 2014 06:20

Teenage users have been drifting away from Facebook for the last few years, but now it seems they're in a mad rush to get off the world's largest social network.

I understand you now! There's a Google Glass app for hard-of-hearing users

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 October, 2014 07:24

Georgia Tech scientists have created an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

Astronauts to make robotics repairs during 6.5-hour spacewalk

By Sharon Gaudin | 08 October, 2014 03:04

Two astronauts today began what is expected to be a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to repair a robotics system, along with cooling pump and a television camera on the International Space station.

The Navy is building robotic weaponized boats

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 October, 2014 23:53

As a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, loaded with 60 aircraft and more than 6,000 sailors, heads toward port, it's protected by a group of 10 or more small boats.

Cloud price cuts are nice but enterprises still want more

By Sharon Gaudin | 03 October, 2014 06:14

Google dropped its Cloud computing prices and other vendors are expected to follow suit, but the lower pricing may not be the key lure for attracting enterprises to the cloud.