Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Japan disaster rocks computer chip supplies

The disaster in Japan is putting a pinch on 25% of the worldwide production of silicon wafers used to make computer chips, according to a new report.

Remote-controlled nanoparticles target cancer

Researchers at a Canadian university are using nanotechnology and a tiny remote-controlled magnetic sphere to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to where they need to go.

Have you heard the one about Google going social?

If you're following the rumor mill about whether Google is going to release a social network of its own, your head may be spinning.

Twitter, Facebook become lifelines after Japan quake

Once again, social networking sites Twitter and Facebook are proving to be lifelines in times of crisis.

Dell can thank iPad for push over Acer

Sales of Apple's iPad battered Acer's netbooks and notebooks sales so badly that Dell was able to regain its second-place position in the global PC market.

With movies, Facebook looks to outgrow its niche

Facebook, as widely popular as it is as a social networking site, is looking to break out of its niche. In doing so, it would like to take a defensive swing at Google.

Can't sleep? Blame your computer, phone

Not getting enough sleep these days? You may have to blame your computer or your mobile phone.

After 3 days, Google Gmail still not fixed for everyone

Three days after Google's Gmail first suffered an outage, some users still don't have their service back.

Google goes off-road for latest Street View images

Google Street View is going off road.

Google still working to restore Gmail service

Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed.

Google Gmail outage leaves 150,000 users without e-mail

About 150,000 of Google's Gmail users woke up Sunday morning to missing e-mails, contacts and chat histories.

NASA: Humanoid robot launching into future

With 38 computer processors and working arms and hands, the humanoid robot onboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery is expected to be the centerpiece of a dramatic step forward in the evolution of humans and robots working together in space.

NASA's robot may get Japanese space companion

The humanoid robot taking off in NASA's space shuttle Discovery tomorrow afternoon could get a companion in a few years when the Japanese Space Agency plans to send its own robot to the International Space Station.

Yahoo Video dumping user content

Really like that video you posted on Yahoo Video? Well, if you want it back, you better hurry up and download it.

Twitter restores access to Twidroyd and UberSocial apps

Just one day after Twitter suspended three major third-party mobile applications for allegedly violating its use policies, the social network reinstated them.