Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA's orbiters, rovers prep for rare comet close-up

Mars robotic rovers and orbiters are set to have a front row seat for a comet that will be flying past the Red Planet so close it will be less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

Amazon.com eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC

Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the world, is looking to open its first brick-and-mortar store -- in New York City -- just in time for the holiday shopping season.

See yah, Facebook. Teens prefer Instagram

Teenage users have been drifting away from Facebook for the last few years, but now it seems they're in a mad rush to get off the world's largest social network.

Robot gets a driving lesson for DARPA challenge

A vehicle drives toward a disaster site, robot at the wheel. The robot stops the car and then steps out to walk toward the disaster.

I understand you now! There's a Google Glass app for hard-of-hearing users

Georgia Tech scientists have created an app that creates captions on Google Glass for users who are hard of hearing.

Astronauts to make robotics repairs during 6.5-hour spacewalk

Two astronauts today began what is expected to be a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to repair a robotics system, along with cooling pump and a television camera on the International Space station.

The Navy is building robotic weaponized boats

As a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, loaded with 60 aircraft and more than 6,000 sailors, heads toward port, it's protected by a group of 10 or more small boats.

Cloud price cuts are nice but enterprises still want more

Google dropped its Cloud computing prices and other vendors are expected to follow suit, but the lower pricing may not be the key lure for attracting enterprises to the cloud.

Researchers hope to diagnose deadly Ebola virus with nanotech

With more than 6500 cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa, 3000 deaths and now one confirmed case in the United States, scientists are trying to find a way to detect the deadly virus more quickly, cheaply and easily.

Google finding its rhythm with streaming music service

Reports are hitting that Google is just weeks away from launching a new streaming music service.

What you need to know about social-network upstart Ello

Ello, a new social networking site, is creating a lot of buzz and raising more than a few questions.

Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.

Driving with Google Glass not a good idea

Think it will be easier and safer to drive using Google Glass to text or make a call instead of your smartphone? Sorry. Think again.

Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

Researchers are working on a new version of an algorithm that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

NASA rover drills into Mount Sharp, begins main science mission

The Mars rover Curiosity's primary science mission has begun.