Stories by Sharon Gaudin

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

NASA launches massive Cloud migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

Shoppers around the world are becoming a bit more adventurous and a lot more focused on buying what they're hunting for online, according to a new study.

Amazon reportedly scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $1B

Amazon is about to buy Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, according to reports.

NASA spacecraft en route to historic look at mysterious Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit today and is speeding along a path that will give scientists their first real information about the distant and still mysterious Pluto.

Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards.

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.

Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1300 people, and sickened even more.

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth.

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Peer pressure! Business pushing the cloud on enterprise IT

When you graduated from high school, you might have thought peer pressure was mostly over.

Scientists create self-assembling, working robots

Scientists have found a way to cheaply and quickly build sophisticated robots that can automate their own design and assembly process.

Facebook moves to protect user data with PrivateCore buy

Facebook has moved to beef up its servers by agreeing to buy cybersecurity startup PrivateCore.