Ed OswaldFreelance contributor, PCWorld

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

Klout Now Wants To Measure Your Real-World Influence

Klout updates the way it computes your Klout score, which will bring your score more in line with real-world influence versus social networking prowess.

Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides To Bulk Up Reviews

Google acquires yet another big name in the travel and recreation space. Will this move encourage the FTC to come knocking on the search giant’s door once again?

Amazon Starts Fire Sale on Kindle DX

The Kindle DX is now $269.

Facebook Turns to Users to Help Combat Phishing

Facebook has set up a special email address for users to forward suspicious emails to.

Microsoft Opening a Dozen Stores for the Holidays

Microsoft is preparing to open an additional dozen pop-up stores across the country, just in time for the holidays.

Are Your Facebook Likes Free Speech?

Some courts have said no, but the social networking site and the ACLU argue otherwise.

Opinions Mixed on Apple's Deletion of YouTube from iOS 6

While a significant number of our readers with iOS devices are not happy with Apple’s decision to give YouTube the boot, some see a silver lining.

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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.