Sharon Gaudin

Sharon Gaudin is a science writer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an experienced technology reporter.

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it, according to a report from Intel.

NASA at work on autonomous space rendezvous technology

NASA at work on autonomous space rendezvous technology

NASA is about to launch technology to the International Space Station that could bring the agency closer to enabling rendezvous with a spacecraft without human intervention.

Google lets users get social with Maps

Google lets users get social with Maps

Google is moving to make Maps more than just about getting to your destination. Maps is getting social.

Get ready to grab your Google I/O tickets

Get ready to grab your Google I/O tickets

If you're hoping to attend Google I/O in May, you can apply for tickets to the annual developer conference Feb. 22-27.

DARPA: We’re on cusp of merging human and machine

DARPA: We’re on cusp of merging human and machine

Within three to five years, researchers could have a device that helps people with brain injuries form and recall memories.

Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter is extending its campaign to curb trolls and abuse on its social network, building on efforts it rolled out last fall.

Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

The 97 tech firms who have vocally opposed President Trump’s executive order on immigration say they are looking to protect their employees and business interests

Tech companies come out swinging against immigration ban

Tech companies come out swinging against immigration ban

Facebook, Google and Microsoft are offering help to affected employees.

D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

The new 2,000-qubit system has twice the number of qubits as D-Wave's previous system.

White House Comments Line says try Facebook Messenger

White House Comments Line says try Facebook Messenger

Members of the public who want to leave a comment for President Donald Trump won't be doing it by voicemail.

Robot reporter gets first article published in China

Robot reporter gets first article published in China

We're at "the beginning" of human jobs being replaced by robots, one analyst says.

Autonomous robots are about to deliver your lunch in D.C. and Silicon Valley

Autonomous robots are about to deliver your lunch in D.C. and Silicon Valley

Starship Technologies, a company that builds autonomous delivery robots, has signed deals with two meal delivery companies set to launch as soon as next month.

After first week, A.I. system is beating human poker players

After first week, A.I. system is beating human poker players

A third of the way through the latest man-vs.-machine poker tournament, the A.I. system is winning handily.

Crate and Barrel works to balance online and offline sales

Crate and Barrel works to balance online and offline sales

Even as more people shop online, Crate and Barrel says it's not ready to give up on brick-and-mortar stores.

Amazon commits to hiring 100,000 U.S. workers

Amazon commits to hiring 100,000 U.S. workers

While many of the jobs will be in warehouses, Amazon said the company will be looking for engineers and software developers in such areas as cloud computing and machine learning.

DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

Families of ISIS victims sue Twitter for being 'weapon for terrorism'

Families of ISIS victims sue Twitter for being 'weapon for terrorism'

The families of three Americans killed in ISIS terror attacks are suing Twitter for allegedly knowingly providing support for the terrorist group and acting as a "powerful weapon for terrorism."

U.S. workers beware: Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

U.S. workers beware: Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year.

Man vs. A.I. machine in Texas Hold'em matchup

Man vs. A.I. machine in Texas Hold'em matchup

Four of the world's best professional poker players are about to take on an artificial intelligence system in what's being called an "epic rematch" to find out if machines can outplay humans.

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