Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Intel moves beyond 'just the chip' with McAfee buy

After trying to push its way into the increasingly lucrative consumer electronics market for the last few years, Intel hopes that adding a security offering will be just what the market needs.

Facebook location service could kill Foursquare, ignite privacy issues

If all the speculation pans out and later today Facebook unveils a location service for its site, it will excite some users, cause new privacy concerns and make for a really bad day for the folks at Foursquare Labs.

Yahoo grabs search share from Google

While Google easily hung onto its first-place spot in the U.S. search engine market last month, Yahoo made a surprising, if slight, advance.

Scientists build robot that can learn emotions

Lead researcher Lola Caamero interacts with a robot that can respond to human emotions. Researchers in the U.K. are working on a robot that will develop emotions as it interacts with people.

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5 tips to protect yourself on Facebook

After news hit this week that Facebook developers are furiously trying to fix a bug that lets spammers harvest users' names and photos, the issue of online safety has reared its ugly head again.

Delta customers can book flights on Facebook

Looking to book a ticket on Delta Airlines? Now you can just go to the airline's Facebook page.

iPad, laptops drive integrated chip market

Four out of five PC laptops that ship in 2014 are expected to use integrated graphics processors, according to a report released today.

MTV gets its first Twitter Deejay

Remember when MTV debuted in 1981 with VJs, the on-air music equivalent of record-spinning deejays?

Google denies talks with Verizon to end net neutrality

Google today denied reports that it is in talks with Verizon for a deal that could undermine net neutrality.

Intel has its eye on iPhone, smartphone market

If you can't beat them, buy them. At least that's what executives at Intel Corp. seem to be thinking.

Social media sucks up 23 per cent of time online

Sorry, e-mail. You've just taken a back seat to both social networks and and online games.

NASA: Astronaut will ride robot arm in emergency spacewalk

Astronauts will use robotics in at least one of two emergency spacewalks that have been set up to make critical repairs to the International Space Station after part of its cooling system stopped working over the weekend.

Twitter battles fail whale with new data center

Tired of getting a fail whale when you try to tweet or simply try to log onto Twitter ?

For Facebook, the first half billion were easy

Facebook may have secured its place at the top of the world's list of social networking sites with yesterday's announcement that it passed the 500-million user mark. But industry watchers think that signing up the next 500 million Facebook users may be a lot harder.

Facebook user satisfaction 'abysmal'

While Facebook is expected to announce this week that it's grabbed its 500 millionth user, a new study shows that not everyone is so happy with the social networking site.