Ed OswaldContributor, PCWorld

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

Windows 8 'Metro' Start Screen is Unavoidable

Microsoft has apparently done away with shortcuts to the traditional Windows desktop, leaving users with no choice but to use the formerly-known-as-Metro interface.

New MetroPCS Phone Offers Mobile TV Programming: Worth It?

The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G debuted on the budget carrier on Friday, the latest phone to offer mobile television programming. But is it bound to fail like every other mobile TV device before it?

Facebook Unveils New User-Generated Feature: Facebook Stories

The point of the new feature is to showcase how Facebookers use the site in compelling ways. Entries are welcome.

Microsoft Debuts Outlook.com: 'Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes'

Microsoft hopes that new features built into the web-based Outlook client will draw web users away from competing services like Gmail and Yahoo.

Ouya Gets OnLive Support, But Is It Enough?

OnLive has announced its streaming game service will be available on the anticipated Ouya console.

Facebook's Recommendations Bar: A Privacy Concern?

Does Facebook's new passive sharing feature invade your privacy?

$50 Hacking Device Opens Millions of Hotel Room Locks

A black hat hacker has discovered an easy, cheap method for opening hotel room door locks manufactured by Onity.

Lowe's Brings Home Automation to the Masses

For as little as $179, consumers are able to monitor and control their homes via a smart phone, tablet, or Internet connected computer.

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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