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

Black Hole

NASA's NuSTAR telescope detects images of 10 'supermassive' black holes

NASA's black-hole-hunting spacecraft NuSTAR hit its first major milestone, detecting 10 "supermassive" black holes.

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Google+ updates mobile apps for iPhone, Android

Mobile Google+ users should expect to see more prominent features such as +1, a display for your current location and photo enhancements.

What you Like on Facebook could reveal more than you think

Before you "like" a friend's or company's post on Facebook, think twice. A new study shows that your Facebook "likes" may be far more revealing than you ever thought.

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Bing's top 2012 search terms: iPhone 5, Facebook

The annual list of top search queries on Bing show that Facebook, Apple's iPhone 5 and the presidential election have been of significant interest to the online world during 2012.

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Tablets beat out PCs on holiday shopping lists

Respondents largely opted for tablets over PCs in a survey asking which computer they had on their holiday wish list.

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Google cleans up search page, eyes mobile users

Google wants to optimize its search pages for its growing base of mobile users, and it's a pretty subtle shift.

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Facebook reflects swings in presidential campaigns

Social networking has become so critical to the 2012 presidential campaign that one analyst said Facebook is accurately predicting swings in the election polls.

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Google may be pushing Street View to mobile Safari

iPhone users frustrated with the inaccuracies in iOS 6's Maps app might get another choice for finding where they want to go from rival Google, which is expected to make Street View available on the iPhone in the coming weeks.

Pinterest goes all-in with mobile, releasing iPad and iPhone apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled iOS and Android mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Bing lets you ask your Facebook friends as you search

Microsoft announced Monday that when users do a search, they can tag their Facebook friends by name and get their recommendations on the search.

Twitter crashes day before Olympics kick off

The day before the opening of the 2012 London Olympics that are expected to light up major social networks, Twitter has crashed.

Google's Schmidt says China censorship will fail

After carefully working with China for the past two years, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt bluntly predicted the fall of the Great Firewall of China.

Twitter gets transparent; releases list of government data requests

Twitter has received more government requests for user information in the first six months of this year than it did in all of 2011.

Google Now takes on Apple's Siri

With its new Google Now smart assistant, Google hopes to take search to another level -- and take on Apple's Siri.

Twitter crashes twice Thursday

Twitter went down this afternoon, got back up and crashed again. Twitter said it was working on the issues but that problem was ongoing.