Stories by Sharon Gaudin

One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

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

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

NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at comet Siding Spring

After comet Siding Spring made a close flyby past Mars on Sunday, one of NASA's orbiters and a robotic rover captured images of it -- and they've already beamed them back to Earth.

Google uses Songza to update Play Music app

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

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

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.

NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby and sneak once-in-a-lifetime peek

Just as NASA's Mars orbiters took shelter from a debris-spewing comet behind the Red Planet on Sunday, they also took the opportunity to study the flyby's effect on Mars.

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

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

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

NASA's Maven spacecraft snaps 'unprecedented' images of Mars

NASA's latest spacecraft sent to study the Martian atmosphere is already collecting data.

Bionym's wearable authentication device ships to developers

A new wearable device designed to use your unique heart rhythms to authenticate your identity for everything from your smartphone to your car door is being shipped to developers.

Researcher builds system to protect against malicious insiders

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?

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously.

NASA's orbiters, rovers prep for rare comet close-up

Mars robotic rovers and orbiters are set to have a front row seat for a comet that will be flying past the Red Planet so close it will be less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

Amazon.com eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC

Amazon.com, 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.