Articles By Sharon Gaudin

A game plan for Yahoo’s new CEO to bring back days of glory

Now that Yahoo Inc. has put Carol Bartz at the helm of the slumping company, analysts say her first mission may just be to restore the hip buzz that used to surround the

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Twitter promises “full security review” after celebrity account hacks

Twitter Inc. has launched a comprehensive review of the defenses in its popular social network and micro-blogging service, after hackers last week hijacked the accounts of several high-profile users. In interviews last week,

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

MIT: Solar power storage discovery could mean energy nirvana

Researchers at MIT say they've made an energy storage breakthrough that could transform solar power from an alternative to a mainstream energy source. The university is calling the solar project a major advancement

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Scientists revive paralyzed limbs by rewiring brain signals

Researchers at the University of Washington are working to reroute brain signals in an effort to give paralyzed people the ability to move their limbs again.By creating an artificial connection between nerve cells

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

HP vows to reduce PC energy use by 25% in 2010

Hewlett-Packard Tuesday announced that it plans to reduce energy consumption of its personal computers by 25% within two years.To reach its goal, HP said it will reduce energy usage by integrating energy-saving technologies

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Hubble hobbles – Space telescope hit with major computer failure

A major computer failure onboard the Hubble Space Telescope is preventing data from being sent to Earth, forcing a scheduled shuttle mission to do repairs on the observatory to be delayed.Scientists announced yesterday

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Chip maker goes to court to prevent smart cards flaws being made public

A semiconductor company is suing a Dutch university to keep its researchers from publishing information about security flaws in the RFID chips used in up to 2 billion smart cards. p>The cards are

Published on: July 14th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Unsavoury terms, lack of tech maturity blamed for Wal-Mart’s failed RFID edict

Five years ago, when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. issued a startling mandate that its suppliers must adopt radio frequency identification technology, Daisy Brand Inc. quickly volunteered to be first out of the gate.Today, the

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Personal Internet will re-define electronics industry, says Intel’s Otellini

Much like the music video changed radio and television, the Personal Internet is going to revolutionize the entertainment industry.That was the message from Intel Corp. President and CEO Paul Otellini during his keynote

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

World’s most energy-efficient supercomputers ranked

The world's top supercomputers may be performance powerhouses, but they're also energy hogs, often using enough power to light up a small city.Such power consumption prompted two professors at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Published on: November 2nd, 2007 Sharon Gaudin