Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Particle collider gets an overhaul to better seek out dark matter, God particle

Scientists are prepping the Large Hadron Collider for the start of its third two-year run next year.

Google goes mum on Glass release plans

Google executives are no longer saying whether Glass will be ready for release in 2014.

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

What would you do with your time if you gave up Facebook for 99 days?

Are PCs dead? Certainly not, as demand for upgraded systems is set to explode

The rumours of the PC's demise have been greatly exaggerated, analysts say.

WPI scientists on the road to DARPA's robotics finals

Slightly less than a year away from the DARPA robotics challenge finals, roboticists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are already working more than 50 hours a week on the robot they hope will not only win the challenge but one day act as a search and rescue worker.

Google's Larry Page talks of killing the 40-hour work week

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page said we may someday see more part-time work weeks than we do today -- and that would be a good thing.

Facebook: We can't and won't control emotions

Facebook executive, Sheryl Sandberg, speaking about the company's controversial psychological experiment for the first time, has apologised for upsetting users.

Google scoops up Songza and its modern version of the 80s mix tape

Google will acquire music streaming service Songza, which offers customized playlists on its free mobile app.

Brain-decoding chip, algorithms give quadriplegic movement again

Thanks to a computer chip, algorithms and nearly 10 years of research, a 23-year-old quadriplegic moved his fingers and hand with the power of his own thoughts.

Tech breakthroughs may mean 'digital everything' by 2025

Forget carrying a smartphone in your pocket. In about 10 years, we're likely to have digitally connected cars, smart homes, as well as refrigerators and dishwashers that can think for themselves.

7 things you need to know about Facebook's mood experiment

With the uproar continuing over Facebook's manipulation of some users' News Feeds to conduct an experiment on emotions, there are several things users need to understand.

Ready the robots! DARPA sets finals for robotics challenge

Scientists from at least 11 robotics teams have less than a year to prepare to compete in the DARPA robotics challenge finals.

Facebook emotional manipulation test turns users into 'lab rats'

Users and analysts were in an uproar over news that Facebook manipulated users' News Feeds to conduct a week-long psychological study that affected about 700,000 people.

Google focused on Big Data, real-time analysis in the Cloud

When it comes to big data, many enterprises are getting slammed with big problems. That's why Google will focus on helping those large companies over the next year.

Google looks into a future with 3D tablets, interactive animation

In Google's vision of the future, tablets will provide a 3D view of the world and smartphones will have uses that haven't been thought of yet.