Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Robotics can now give you a leg up -- literally

It sounds easy enough for the average healthy person, but could it be made easier for people who have to do a lot of it - like nurses, soldiers, police officers or postal workers?

Want to secure your social info? Facebook shows you how

Facebook today launched 11 interactive guides and how-tos to help users secure their social information.

Is your robot a little cheeky? Google may build it that way

Google is working toward the day when robots have individual personalities, according to the company's U.S. patent application.

5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

Facebook wants to blur lines between reality and virtual reality

Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.

At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Whether it's two, five or 10 years from now, virtual reality technology may change the way people play and communicate on social networks.

NASA's Curiosity finds new ingredient of life on Mars

After already finding evidence of water on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered another key element necessary for life on the Red Planet.

Facebook releases social time capsule with On This Day

Want to know what you were excited about, what was making you sad or what your friends were doing a year or five years ago today?

News content, Messaging app rumors swirl ahead of F8

A day before Facebook kicks off it annual F8 developers conference, rumors are swirling about the social network testing a phone app, using Messenger as a platform and hosting news content.

Rosetta spacecraft calls out to comet probe

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been trying to reach out to Philae, the lander sitting on a comet hurtling through space.

Researchers use A.I. to reimagine health care

Two patients receiving the same treatment for breast cancer may be entirely different in significant ways.

NASA tests virtual reality smart glasses for trip to Mars

NASA is testing virtual reality smart glasses that could one day help astronauts as they travel to an asteroid or even Mars.

Dyson invests in batteries to build new products, robotics

By investing $15 million into supporting battery technology research, a company known for making high-end vacuum cleaners is positioning itself to expand into other products, including robotics.

GoogleX exec: Where Google went wrong with Glass

Google botched its wearable, Google Glass, and now the director of GoogleX labs is openly talking about it.

Registration opens for Google I/O, but not for long

Registration is now open for Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, and it will rap up Thursday evening.