Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA listens for signs of life from Mars Lander

Ever hopeful, NASA engineers are trying once again to listen for contact from the robotic Phoenix Mars Lander, which is feared frozen to death on the Red Planet.

Google's about-face; now it says China blocked its sites

The Chinese government apparently slowed access to Google Web sites earlier this week, as the search giant last night backed off earlier statements that access to the site was blocked by changes Google made to the engine's search parameters.

AMD makes market gains at Intel's expense

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) grabbed a bigger piece of the global market in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Big Bang machine makes history

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider succeeded today in smashing two particle beams into each other at an energy level three and a half times greater than ever achieved before.

Google's own glitch causes blockage in China

While speculation has been running rampant online that the Chinese government was beginning to block Google , it seems the company caused its own blockage.

Social networking given the spotlight at Demo

With social networks such as Facebook and Twitter taking up more and more of our time and attention, the Spring Demo conference was loaded with technology designed to make it easier and faster to share and pull together information.

Large Hadron Collider smashes another speed record

The world's largest atom smasher has broken yet another record.

News analysis: Google, partners have clout to make smart TV a reality

With Google said to be working with Intel and Sony to develop a way to bring the best of the Internet to television, industry analysts wonder if the time for a smart TV has finally arrived.

Google may soon leave China, reports say

Both Google and the Chinese government appear to be leaking word that the search firm may soon shutter its operations there as negotiations between the two break down.

Enterprise 2.0 changing the way we work

Sure, companies have started using Web 2.0 tools, but one man says we've only seen a glimmer of the serious change that they're going to bring to the way we do business.

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Twitter wants to know where you are

Twitter knows where you are -- at least in the U.S.

Intel, AMD six-core chips mark an evolution for the desktop

Desktop processor technology took a significant step forward this month with the unveiling of six-core processors by both Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp., analysts say.

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The Internet is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Institute yesterday announced there are 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Though the the institute doesn't normally disclose who made the list, an official did confirm to Computerworld that it includes the Internet.

Google still tops, but Bing inches ahead in search market

Microsoft in recent months has slowly boosted its share of the search business, but still remains far behind a so-far unbeatable foe in its battle with Google.

Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says

A study released today supports the oft stated notion that most of Twitter's 75 million registered users are less than committed to the microblogging site.