Stories by Sharon Gaudin

After losing Photos, is Google+ circling the drain?

If shutting down Google+ Photos isn't the death knell for the social network, it at least indicates that Google is losing interest in the site.

Oculus acquires gesture-control firm

Facebook, owner of virtual reality gaming company Oculus, has inked a deal to buy gesture-control and computer-vision company Pebbles Interfaces.

Amazon Prime sale busts Black Friday record - LOTR, TVs and robots snaffled up

Online shoppers on Wednesday ordered more than 34 million items on Amazon Prime Day, making it a bigger sales day for the retailer than the biggest Black Friday in history.

'Mind blowing' images show Pluto may be active

Just one day after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to distant Pluto, scientists got their first glimpse at images showing that the dwarf planet and its largest moon may both be geologically active.

NASA spacecraft to be full of 'dazzling' data after Pluto flyby

After a journey of nine years and 3 billion miles, the New Horizons spacecraft re-established contact with NASA and was furiously collecting data and what are expected to be "dazzling" images of the dwarf planet Pluto.

Facebook reportedly working on 'Moneypenny' virtual assistant

Facebook is reportedly working on a virtual assistant for its Messenger app.

Amazon, Walmart go toe-to-toe with Black Friday-like smackdown

Looking for some Black Friday kind of deals in the middle of July? If you are, this is your week.

Here's how to follow NASA's Pluto flyby

As NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft closes in on its Pluto flyby early Tuesday morning, stargazers interested in the historic mission can use a number apps to track it and even print out a 3D model of the spacecraft.

AWS pushes out new services at Cloud Summit

Amazon Web Services continues to pile on the new features and services for its enterprise customers.

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Just months after Yahoo extended its long-term search agreement with Microsoft, Yahoo is testing a search partnership with Google.

Google's A.I. system gets its snark from humans

A Google computer recently made headlines for appearing to become agitated and verbally lashing out at the human working with it.

NASA readies test for first Mars airplane

NASA scientists are working on a plane that would be deployed from a rover's landing system to fly across the Martian surface and take images of potential landing sites for future astronaut missions.

SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off on resupply mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying a resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station exploded less than two minutes after launch earlier today.

NASA to use holographic glasses on space station

The International Space Station is going to be getting a little more like Star Trek.

Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

Researchers at MIT and Harvard are partnering with Google to use its cloud platform to take genomic data and use it to find cures to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.