Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA nearly ready to launch Mars super rover

NASA is nearly ready to launch its SUV-size super rover to Mars later this month.

Google's 'delighted' that Facebook underestimates Google+

A Google executive was quick to fire back at Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's description of Google+ as "their own little version of Facebook."

Facebook rebounds from May slump despite Google+

After Facebook hit a wall and lost 6 million U.S. users last May, the social network has been slowly coming back.

Google starts rollout of Google+ for businesses

Google is getting ready for businesses to start jumping onboard its Google+ social network.

Groupon IPO surges despite Google, Facebook competition

Groupon's initial public offering today is off to a big start.

Google updates search algorithm, ups ante vs. Bing

Google is looking to freshen up its search results with updated algorithms.

Global chip market strengthens as Intel, AMD compete

Global computer chip revenue showed strong signs of life in the third quarter, jumping 16.1% compared to the same period in 2010.

Toyota expects to offer health care robots in 2013

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing high tech to health care, as it works on a family of robots geared to lift patients and help the paralyzed walk.

DHS to set up policies for monitoring Twitter, Facebook

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security receives information about potential threats to the U.S., agents may turn to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Google gives Gmail an updated look

Just a week after Google teased users with a sneak peak at a Gmail redesign, the official updates were released today.

Robots are taking mid-level jobs, changing the economy

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy, said industry watchers and MIT economists at a robotics symposium Monday. And, they said, the transition has already started.

Google+ comes to the enterprise via Google Apps

Google is beginning its big Google+ integration move.

Facebook-led foundation pushes for open data center tech

Facebook and several of its high-tech partners are rethinking how companies can handle big data with low-cost computing centers.'s second site crash could become e-comm nightmare

For the second time in six weeks, Target's Web site crashed Tuesday, and that is scary news for any major retailer heading into the holiday shopping season.

John McCarthy, one of the fathers of AI, dies at 84

John McCarthy , one of the grandfathers of artificial intelligence, died Sunday. He was 84.