Articles By Sharon Gaudin

Living tissue will power new super-fast ‘hybrid’ computers

Researchers are working on integrating nanotechnology with biological materials to create more powerful computers, medical tools and even prosthetics.Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced this week that they have built a hybrid

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Facebook fuelling anti-social behaviour, says archbishop

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England is warning that Facebook, texting and e-mails are destroying relationships and may even lead teens to commit suicide. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, head of the

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Canadian astronauts, robots, play key role in NASA mission

Much attention has been paid to a Canadian milestone in space as astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk became the first two Canadians to ever orbit the earth at the same time. But

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

New Google tools let you “slice and dice” through search results

Saying that its users are becoming increasingly sophisticated, Google Inc. today unveiled a list of new search technologies geared to help users 'slice and dice' their Google search results, along with a new

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Using Gmail and Google Calendar on your Blackberry now a piece of cake

Google Inc. is looking to pull more business users into its hosted Google Apps fold by making it easier for BlackBerry users to use Gmail and Google Calendar.The company late today unveiled the

Published on: May 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Fired IT worker blackmails former company for money, references

A systems administrator pleaded guilty in a federal court yesterday to charges that he tried to extort an undisclosed amount of money and even forcibly secure good job references from a New York-based

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Elementary my dear Watson – IBM supercomputer may take on Jeopardy stars

This invention could possibly unseat some of the best Jeopardy players in the history of the game show. What is an IBM supercomputer, Alex? IBM today unveiled Watson, an advanced computing system that

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Digital forensics leads police to suspected Craigslist killer

Digital forensics was a key factor in tracking down a man law enforcement officials say targeted women who advertised massage and other personal services on Craigslist.Philip Markoff, 22, of Quincy, Mass., was arraigned

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Pink Floyd lead singer backs British hacker in song

A British hacker who has been fighting extradition to the U.S. for the past seven years is getting support from some well-known musical backers.David Gilmour, singer and guitarist for the iconic English rock

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Gmail and Google Apps could face privacy investigation following breach

A privacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google Inc.'s cloud computing services, including the popular Gmail hosted e-mail service, Google Docs and the Picasa photo sharing service, adequately

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Flying car’s maiden flight a success

Logging 37 seconds in the air, a prototype of a flying car completed its first test flight earlier this month in upstate New York. The Transition "roadable" aircraft was created by Woburn, Mass.-based

Published on: March 20th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

A Tweeter way to connect with people

Twitter Inc. is arguably changing the way people socialize and communicate online. When Lance Armstrong's bike was stolen, he put out an APB to the "twitterati." When NASA scientists make a discovery about

Published on: February 19th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

New Google tools show you if your ISP’s giving you value for money

Want to know if you're actually getting what you're paying your Internet service provider for?If you are, join the club. The problem is that it it has been far from easy to get

Published on: January 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

‘Citizen historians’ help capture Obama inauguration with Microsoft Photosynth

Microsoft is teaming up with CNN to make average people virtual historians. CNN.com put out a call for the millions of people that attended President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration at noon on Tuesday. Anyone

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Facebook takes exception to Burger King application

While Burger King Corp. execs might have thought they were being pretty funny by offering Facebook users free hamburgers if they each deleted 10 online friends,. Facebook Inc wasn't getting the joke.A Burger

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin