Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

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

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Google's A.I. system gets its snark from humans

Google's A.I. system gets its snark from humans

A Google computer recently made headlines for appearing to become agitated and verbally lashing out at the human working with it.

NASA readies test for first Mars airplane

NASA readies test for first Mars airplane

NASA scientists are working on a plane that would be deployed from a rover's landing system to fly across the Martian surface and take images of potential landing sites for future astronaut missions.

Will A.I. drive the human race off a cliff?

Will A.I. drive the human race off a cliff?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to help mankind, but we need to focus on policies to prevent the technology from one day killing us all.

SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off on resupply mission

SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off on resupply mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies bound for the International Space Station exploded less than two minutes after launch on Sunday.

NASA to use holographic glasses on space station

NASA to use holographic glasses on space station

NASA is teaming up with Microsoft to enable astronauts onboard the orbiting space station to use the company's virtual reality headset.

Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

Researchers at MIT and Harvard are partnering with Google to use its cloud platform to take genomic data and use it to find cures to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Google goes after Apple with its own free music service

Google goes after Apple with its own free music service

Google is launching a free ad-supported music service that pits it against Apple, Pandora and Spotify.

Separating science fact from science fiction in robotics (with video)

Many roboticists competing in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge earlier this month, said they are backing away from autonomy in order to make their robots work faster and more efficiently.

Personal robot that shows emotions sells out in 1 minute

Personal robot that shows emotions sells out in 1 minute

SoftBank Robotics Corp. sold out of its 1,000 personal robots, priced at $1,600, after the machines had been for sale for just one minute.

Researcher finds redemption, possible hotel deal after robotics challenge

Researcher finds redemption, possible hotel deal after robotics challenge

A robotics professor not only found redemption at the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge earlier this month, he might have found his robot a job at a Las Vegas hotel.

Philae lander phones home from comet hurtling through space

Philae lander phones home from comet hurtling through space

After seven months of silence, a robot riding a comet hurtling through space has woken up and phoned home

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