Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

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


Oculus acquires gesture-control firm

Oculus acquires gesture-control firm

Oculus is acquiring Pebbles International; the goal is to advance immersive user experiences and computer-human interaction, for gaming and beyond.

Amazon Prime sale busts Black Friday record

Amazon Prime sale busts Black Friday record

Online shoppers on Wednesday ordered more than 34 million items on Amazon Prime Day, making it a bigger sales day for the retailer than the biggest Black Friday in history.

'Mind blowing' images show Pluto may be active

'Mind blowing' images show Pluto may be active

Scientists got their first glimpse at images of Pluto showing that the dwarf planet and its largest moon may both be geologically active.

NASA spacecraft expects 'dazzling' data after Pluto flyby

NASA spacecraft expects 'dazzling' data after Pluto flyby

After a journey of nine years and 3 billion miles, the New Horizons spacecraft re-established contact with NASA and was furiously collecting data and what are expected to be "dazzling" images of the dwarf planet Pluto.

Facebook reportedly working on 'Moneypenny' virtual assistant

Facebook reportedly working on 'Moneypenny' virtual assistant

Facebook is reportedly working on a virtual assistant for its Messenger app.

Amazon, Walmart go toe-to-toe with Black Friday-like smackdown

Amazon, Walmart go toe-to-toe with Black Friday-like smackdown

Online retailer Amazon.com has dubbed Wednesday as "Amazon Prime Day," offering what it says will be Black Friday-like sales. Note to be outdone, rival Walmart launched its owns sales deals this week.

Here's how to follow NASA’s Pluto flyby

Here's how to follow NASA’s Pluto flyby

As NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft closes in on Pluto, stargazers tracking the historic mission can use a number apps to keep tabs on the mission.

 AWS pushes out new services at Cloud Summit (with video)

AWS pushes out new services at Cloud Summit (with video)

Werner Vogels, chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon.com, said enterprises are beginning to look to the cloud not only to free up their IT staffs but to bring agility and stability to their businesses.

DARPA challenge greatly propelled humanoid robotics -- and WPI

DARPA challenge greatly propelled humanoid robotics -- and WPI

Participants not only helped advance the field of humanoid robotics, but some believe their work also made them better researchers and better teachers.

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

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.

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