Sharon Gaudin

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Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

What you need to know about social-network upstart Ello

Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

The average global Internet connection speed rose above 4Mbps for the first time.

Driving with Google Glass not a good idea

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

Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

Researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

NASA rover drills into Mount Sharp, begins main science mission

NASA rover drills into Mount Sharp, begins main science mission

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

Forget passwords -- the Nymi wristband uses your heartbeat for security

Forget passwords -- the Nymi wristband uses your heartbeat for security

Toronto-based Bionym is working on a wearable device that uses a person's heartbeat to authenticate their identity

NASA’s Mars machines get company from India

NASA’s Mars machines get company from India

An Indian spacecraft today was the first from the country to slide into orbit around Mars.

GoogleX to circle the Earth with Internet-connected balloons

GoogleX to circle the Earth with Internet-connected balloons

Google is looking to launch a fleet of high-altitude balloons that will circle the planet, providing Internet connectivity to remote areas -- and it wants to do so within a year.

Without mandatory signups, is Google+ adrift?

Without mandatory signups, is Google+ adrift?

Now that Google has backed away from requiring new Gmail users to automatically sign up for Google+, analysts wonder whether the company is giving up on its social network.

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft heads to space station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft heads to space station

Days after receiving a contract to build spacecraft that will ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft, loaded with supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting station.

After harrowing 10-month trek, NASA's Maven orbits Mars

After 10 months and 442 million miles, NASA's Maven spacecraft has reached Mars and entered into its orbit.

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Virginia Tech researchers are developing a traffic app that uses cloud computing to help travelers get to their destination without getting stuck in a traffic jam or waylaid by an accident.

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