Jared NewmanPCWorld

Follow me on Google+

Jared writes for PCWorld and TechHive from his remote outpost in Cincinnati.

hololensrobot

Microsoft HoloLens gets real with robotics, surgery, architecture

At the 2015 Build conference, Microsoft tries to prove that its mixed reality headset is more than just a neat gimmick.

edgebrowser

'Project Spartan' no more: Microsoft's new browser is called Edge

Microsoft gives a real name to its new web browser and shows off extension support.

windowsstorecrisis primary

Microsoft wants Windows 10 on one billion devices in three years

At Build, Microsoft asks developers to give the Windows Store another shot.

hooksmarthome

Hook promises to make smart homes out of dumb power switches for less than $100

By moving remote-controlled outlet and light bulb switches onto a local Wi-Fi network, Hook promises to enable a smart home for under $100.

windows10 start menu on screen 100466241 large

These leaked Windows 10 notification sounds hint at a soothing OS experience

Instead of jolting you into action, Windows 10's notifications seem eager to put your mind at ease.

lgwatchurbane

The LG Watch Urbane is out, with a $350 price that tops the charts for Android Wear

As the new model arrives, LG drops the price of its G Watch R and discontinues the original G Watch.

ESPN sues Verizon over Custom TV, but skinny bundles seem here to stay

Verizon hopes skinny bundles will lure back cord-cutters, but ESPN doesn't want to be an extra-cost option.

paidskyrimmods

4 ways PC gamers think Steam could fix the paid mods debacle

Not everyone wants to tear down Steam after its messy venture into paid mods. Here are some more constructive solutions from the community.

Roku 3

Roku PSA: Here’s how to tell the new Roku 2 and Roku 3 from the old versions

They have the same names and nearly identical designs, but there's one sure way to make sure you get the right version.

Nokia Lumia Arc

Signs of the first Windows 10 Lumia phone emerge

Microsoft won't sell its first flagship Windows 10 phone until at least this summer, but maybe we'll hear about it sooner.

comcast time warner

Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

projectfi

What everyone's getting wrong about Google's Project Fi: Saving money isn't the point

Cheaper service isn't the primary goal with Google's new wireless plans. It's more about providing better connectivity.

acerswitch10

Acer back-to-school Windows lineup includes $249 Aspire R 11 tablet and Aspire E laptops starting at $599

Acer isn't waiting for Windows 10 to unload its latest laptops and 2-in-1s.

openoffice

OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking.

cord-cutting, cord cutter

Verizon's 'Custom TV' skinny bundles: More flexibility, same old gotchas

Verizon tries to win over cord cutters by breaking up its channel bundles, but watch out for the fine print.