Ed OswaldContributor, PCWorld

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Google+ Hangouts Host Olympic Athletes

All are invited to the series of live chats with U.S. athletes competing in the Olympic Games in London this month.

New York City Finds New Use For Old Pay Phones: Wi-Fi Hotspots

New York pay phone kiosks have been on the decline since Superman found he couldn't use them to change identities. Now there's a great 21st century use for them.

Verizon Delays Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Until Thursday

Verizon has delayed its in-store launch of the Galaxy S III two days.

Updated Apps Crashing? Here's What You Need to Know

A glitch in Apple's app-updating mechanism has rendered over 100 apps unusable. Here's what you need to know, and how to fix it.

Tablets Will Outship Notebooks by 2016, Research Firm Says

Research firm NPD DisplaySearch thinks tablet shipments will exceed laptop shipments in the next few years.

Go Retro With Polaroid's New Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid is bringing instant photos back (again) with its new Z2300 instant digital camera.

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Microsoft Says It Is Happy With Its Windows Phone Partners. But For How Long?

Will the company do the same with smartphones that it did with tablets?

Windows 8 Supposedly to Be Delivered to Manufacturers in July

Getting Windows 8 to partners by July is important for Microsoft for several reasons.

Sprint Settles Lawsuit over Improper Messaging Charges

Those who file a claim are eligible for a cash payment of up to $20, or a non-cash payment that includes free services, fee waivers, and discounts.

Duolingo Translates the Web and Teaches You a Language

Duolingo currently supports English, German, French, or Spanish, and there are plans to add Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese in the near future.

FCC to Review Cell Phone Radiation Standards

Studies have shown no conclusive evidence regarding danger from wireless signals, but the FCC wants to reopen an inquiry into whether its regulations do enough to protect consumers.

Android Users: Microsoft Debuts a Version of its My Xbox Live App for Android

The Microsoft Xbox Live iOS app also is upgraded.

Want What the TV Commercial Shows You? Buy It Immediately via PayPal

Comcast, PayPal and TiVo Premiere are set to make it simple to buy goods and services via your television.

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Nokia Lumia 900 Phones Appear in One College's Freshman Packet

New Jersey college Seton Hall will issue every member of the incoming Class of 2016 a smartphone through its Mobile Computing initiative.