Stories by Sharon Gaudin

The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out

The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it's Andy Rubin, the former head of the company's Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who's out.

Sorry movie goers, Google Glass, other wearables banned from cinemas

Going to the movies this weekend? You better leave your pair of Google Glass at home or at least in your bag.

After rocket explosion, no air, water pollutants detected

The initial assessment of the explosion that destroyed an Antares rocket and cargo craft on launch on Tuesday evening showed no signs that the blast emitted pollution into the water or air around the launch area in Virginia.

AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.

Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

Unmanned Cygnus rocket explodes on launch

Carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment, the Cygnus cargo craft and the Antares rocket it was riding exploded just after launch this evening.

Google shakeup puts Sundar Pichai in charge of...almost everything

Google CEO Larry Page is apprently looking to ensure his company stays forward-looking and innovative as it grows up.

Speedboats race with the cloud

The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

Days after Dragon returns, NASA readies Cygnus launch

Two days after a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth, Orbital Science Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft is getting ready for a Monday launch.

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.

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