Sharon Gaudin

Senior Writer

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

NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

A group of students, computer programmers and other volunteers gathered on a snowy night at a former mill in Dover, N.H., to participate in a nationwide data rescue effort to archive scientific data that could be lost.

Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, robots continue to play a key role in the cleanup effort. Scientists are learning more about the robots' capabilities, and where improvements are needed.

Facebook confirms testing a dislike emoji for Messenger

Facebook confirms testing a dislike emoji for Messenger

The company insists it's a "small test" to determine if the reaction is helpful.

With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap’s next move?

With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap’s next move?

With its successful IPO now done, Snap's most likely focus will be on finding key acquisitions to keep it near the top of the social networking world.

AWS blames a typo for Tuesday’s outage

AWS blames a typo for Tuesday’s outage

An authorized S3 team member entered a command incorrectly and a larger set of servers was removed from service than was intended, Amazon said.

Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

Twitter is taking the offensive in its ongoing battle online trolls and hopes to identify them before users even turn them in.

Update: 11-hour AWS failure hits websites and apps

Update: 11-hour AWS failure hits websites and apps

The Associated Press, Mashable and others reported problems as a result of the AWS problem, which lasted about 11 hours.

Boston Dynamics takes big jump with two-legged Handle robot

Boston Dynamics takes big jump with two-legged Handle robot

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has built a two-legged, wheeled robot that can roll down a flight of stairs and jump on and off a table, all while maintaining its balance and speed.

Afraid of A.I. taking your job? Yep, you likely are

Afraid of A.I. taking your job? Yep, you likely are

Some 86% of 2,000 people surveyed said they thought emerging tech would disrupt their industries or cost them their jobs personally.

H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return

H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return

H&R Block is betting that customers will be willing to have IBM's Watson assist their human tax preparers in getting them the biggest refunds possible or at least reduce how much they owe.

Software glitch aborts SpaceX rendezvous with space station

Software glitch aborts SpaceX rendezvous with space station

A software glitch caused a SpaceX cargo spacecraft to abort its rendezvous with the International Space Station early on Wednesday.

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