Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

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

Mars rover uses A.I. to decide what to zap with a laser

Facebook takes a step forward with its Net-connectivity plane

Facebook takes a step forward with its Net-connectivity plane

Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed the first full test of Aquila, a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that would beam Internet connectivity to remote, underserved areas of the world.

NASA ready to build Mars 2020 rover

NASA ready to build Mars 2020 rover

NASA is ready to wrap up the final design and begin building the next Mars rover, which is set to search, for the first time, for signs of past life on the planet.

Live streaming to take off at political conventions

Live streaming to take off at political conventions

With presidential candidates looking to reach more viewers, especially younger voters, both the Republican and the Democratic national conventions this summer will be live streaming their events.

Amazon says Prime Day was company’s biggest sales day ever

Amazon says Prime Day was company’s biggest sales day ever

The company’s second annual summer sales event surpassed customer orders from Prime Day 2015 by more than 60% worldwide and more than 50% in the U.S.

NASA rover Curiosity is back at work on Mars

NASA rover Curiosity is back at work on Mars

The Mars rover resumed work on Monday after being in safe mode for nine days.

 Dallas PD turned robot into IED to get sniper

Dallas PD turned robot into IED to get sniper

When Dallas police officers were under fire during a deadly sniper attack last week, it was a nearly 4-foot-tall robot that took out the suspected assailant.

With Minnesota shooting, power of live streaming takes center stage

With Minnesota shooting, power of live streaming takes center stage

Live streaming, a technology that has been around for years, became white hot this week after it was used to capture the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Minnesota.

Facebook device could bring Internet to four corners of the earth

Facebook device could bring Internet to four corners of the earth

OpenCellular can offer connectivity to about 1,500 people who are sending and receiving voice calls and SMS messages. It provides basic 2G data connectivity.

NASA reconnects with Mars rover Curiosity

NASA reconnects with Mars rover Curiosity

Engineers are requesting the rover send home data that should help them diagnose the problem.

NASA and GM glove gives workers robotic hands

NASA and GM glove gives workers robotic hands

The glove is designed to multiply the force that a human could normally exert on his or her own.

Sorry, kids, the oldsters are moving in on Snapchat

Sorry, kids, the oldsters are moving in on Snapchat

The number of older users on Snapchat is on the rise, with comScore reporting that 38% of smartphone users between 25 and 34 years old, and 14% of those 35 and older are now Snapchat users.

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