Computerworld Sharon Gaudin News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:01:17 GMT 2014-04-25T00:01:17Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Public cloud market ready for 'hypergrowth' period The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.' Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:33:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-24T19:33:00Z Go time traveling with Google Maps Google added past images of places noted in Street View for the desktop version of Google Maps. The goal is to give users the ability to see how places have changed over time. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-23T19:18:00Z Google Glass dips its toe into iOS pool As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said this is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:43:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-22T17:43:00Z Future tech: Americans foresee made-to-order organs, teleportation and robots Many Americans think the next 50 years will bring custom-ordered, made-to-order organ generation, teleportation and robots that care for the elderly and sick. But not everyone's so hopeful. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:52:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-21T19:52:00Z Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T18:42:00Z With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T14:01:00Z Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T10:33:00Z After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370 The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:41:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-15T17:41:00Z Rocket leak delays SpaceX resupply mission launch A SpaceX cargo mission launch that had been scheduled for Monday afternoon has been scrubbed because of a helium leak on a rocket. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:23:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-14T21:23:00Z Sorry, Facebook, Google snatches up drone maker Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-14T19:59:00Z As pings go silent, Robotic sub joins search for Malaysian jet Failing to hear any further pings from the missing Malaysian airliner, searchers today began using an autonomous underwater torpedo-shaped robot. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:08:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-14T18:08:00Z What you need to do about Heartbleed The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-10T20:18:00Z Torpedo-shaped robot joins search for missing Malaysian flight As the hunt for missing Malaysian flight 370 narrows, searchers are preparing to use the Bluefin 21, a 16-foot-long autonomous robot, to look for wreckage beneath the ocean's surface. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:26:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-09T14:26:00Z Google pushes I/O registration deadline back to April 15 If you thought you'd spend part of today signing up to attend this year's Google I/O, think again. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-08T15:02:00Z Building your own rocket or robot? NASA has code for you Ever wish you could get your hands on the software that NASA used to launch its Apollo lunar missions or to get robots working on Mars? If so, NASA has something for you. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:42:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-08T14:42:00Z Google looks to push Glass into the enterprise Google is looking to push its wearable computer Glass into the enterprise. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:55:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-08T13:55:00Z To the moon! NASA finds water, suspects life on Saturn moon NASA announced on Thursday that its Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have found evidence pointing to an underground ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus. And if there's water, there could be life. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:51:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-04T17:51:00Z Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:23:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-04T17:23:00Z NASA expects Russia to keep up its end of space station deal Although NASA publicly severed many ties with its Russian counterparts Wednesday, the U.S. space agency is not concerned Russia will leave its astronauts without a lift home. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:29:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-03T21:29:00Z Scientists battle cancer with nanoballoons and lasers Scientists are working with nanoballoons that are popped by lasers to target chemotherapy treatments directly at cancerous tumors. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:06:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-03T19:06:00Z NASA severs most of its Russian ties NASA announced late Wednesday that because of continuing tensions with the Russian government, it is scaling back work with Russia's space agency. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-03T10:29:00Z Testing life on Mars, but here on Earth A six-astronaut crew has begun a four-month "mission" in remote area of Hawaii to investigate how they would interact and survive long-duration space exploration, such as a trip to Mars. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:43:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-02T20:43:00Z U.S. Navy to test humanoid robotic firefighters Some day, if there's a fire on a U.S. naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:04:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-01T20:04:00Z Yahoo reportedly launching YouTube rival Reports are circulating that Yahoo is looking to launch a video site that would go up against Google's behemoth YouTube. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:51:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-31T20:51:00Z 'Significant' solar flare may affect communications, GPS on Wednesday The sun emitted what NASA is calling a "significant" solar flare on Saturday that could affect communications systems on Earth on Wednesday. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:51:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-31T18:51:00Z Facebook may lure teen users back with virtual reality promise With its acquisition of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR , Facebook may have found a way to lure back younger users to the social network. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:02:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-26T20:02:00Z Astronauts still orbiting Earth after planned 6-hour trip to space station goes awry One NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are still orbiting the Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft nearly 24 hours after lifting off on what was expected to be a six-hour trip. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:35:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-26T18:35:00Z Facebook spends $2B on virtual reality firm, but analysts are skeptical Facebook said late Tuesday that it is shelling out $2 billion to scoop up Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality gaming glasses. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:06:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-26T01:06:00Z Despite rocky U.S.-Russian relations, NASA astronaut set to fly with cosmonauts Despite growing disagreement between the United State and Russia over the latter's actions in Ukraine, a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are slated to fly tonight to to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-25T19:59:00Z Google moves to bust Glass 'myths' That's it. Google says it's had it with what it says are rumors and myths circulating about its entre into the wearable computer market, Google Glass. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:14:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-24T20:14:00Z White House urges end to Turkey's Twitter ban The White House have called on Turkish officials to end the country's Twitter ban. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:41:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-24T16:41:00Z Syria hit by widespread Internet outage Syria was hit by what appeared to be an Internet outage that swept nearly the entire country, according to Internet monitoring companies. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:07:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-20T21:07:00Z Twitter marks 8th birthday with your first tweets Twitter is getting ready to celebrate its eighth birthday on Friday and it's marking the occasion with a present for its users. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-20T17:59:00Z Wearables fit perfectly into Google's smart strategy Google's Android Wear mobile operating system is about powering smartwatches and wearables, but it also fits neatly into the company's overall smart strategy. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-20T10:30:00Z Nothing fishy here! MIT builds soft, robotic swimmer MIT researchers have created a soft, autonomous robotic fish that can change direction in a fraction of a second -- nearly as fast as a real fish can. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:47:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-18T19:47:00Z Quantum rewrites the rules of computing Quantum computing holds huge promise, and scientists say it could eventually surpass classic supercomputers for tackling enormous calculations, like cryptography and finding planets. But there's debate over whether quantum computers truly exist. Google and NASA are testing one. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-18T10:30:00Z Google Hangouts, Talk, Sheets all crash on Monday Don't panic, Google's Talk and Hangouts services crashed this morning, but now appear to be returning for more and more users. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:11:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-17T19:11:00Z Techies see future where Web flows like electricity As the World Wide Web celebrates its 25th year Wednesday, top techies are looking ahead to the next 25 years, when they say the Web will be woven more deeply, and seamlessly, into our lives. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:08:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-12T21:08:00Z SpaceX, NASA launching reusable rocket Reusability is a key to any plan to making human life interplanetary, according to the CEO of SpaceX, one of the companies tasked with ferrying cargo, and someday astronauts, to the International Space Station. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:34:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-12T19:34:00Z Twitter crashed -- again -- on Tuesday The Twitter website crashed on Tuesday -- the social network's second outage in the past nine days. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:01:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-12T17:01:00Z Google to release wearables SDK in few weeks Google is nearly ready to come out with an Android operating system for wearable computers. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:07:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-10T20:07:00Z NASA will send a robot to investigate suspected life on Europa Thinking there could be life on one of Jupiter's moons, NASA scientists are working on a plan to send robots to try and find out. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:55:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-07T20:55:00Z AI researcher says amoral robots pose a danger to humanity With robots becoming increasingly powerful, intelligent and autonomous, a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says it's important to make sure they know the difference between good and evil. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:01:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-07T20:01:00Z Facebook launches redesign with a bit of the old, a bit of the new If you didn't like Facebook's News Feed redesign last year, you're in luck: The social network is trying to change what you don't like with another redesign. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:51:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-07T00:51:00Z Another asteroid buzzes by Earth today An asteroid measuring about 25 feet across will whizz safely past Earth today, the second such object in two days, Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:58:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-06T20:58:00Z Research on bendable glass could lead to flexible mobile phones What if one day you accidentally step on your smartphone and instead of it shattering, it simply bends? Research underway at the Los Alamos National Lab could give consumers more durable smartphones, tablets and laptops. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:07:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-05T20:07:00Z Duck! Just kidding. Asteroid to pass safely past Earth today An asteroid is flying relatively closely past Earth today, NASA reported.No need to duck or take to the root cellar, though. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:26:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-05T18:26:00Z NASA's 2015 budget plan maintains Mars landing plans NASA's $17.5 billion proposed fiscal 2015 budget would maintain the U.S. space agency's plan to send humans to Mars by 2030, to study near-Earth asteroids and to send astronauts to the International Space Station. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:35:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-05T01:35:00Z Facebook eyes solar-powered drone company Facebook is reportedly buying Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:58:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-04T19:58:00Z Russia blocks web pages linked to Ukrainian protest Russia has moved to block citizens from accessing online information about the Ukrainian political movement that ousted the country's pro-Russian president last week. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:02:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-03T21:02:00Z