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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

The Past, Present and Future of Co-Op Gaming on Game On Podcast #3

The first PCWorld Game On podcast of 2012 is a rousing roundtable discussion on the advent of co-op games and how modern technology can help us game better together. Listen in as we debate the pros and cons of playing with others!

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Rounding up CES 2012 on PCWorld Podcast #130

After an extended break, the PCWorld Podcast is back, wrapping up the products and trends we saw at last week's big CES show.

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Samsung to Bring Series 7 Gamer to the U.S., With Upgrades

Ultra-high-end specs and an aggressive price mark Samsung’s entry into the domestic gaming market against companies like Alienware and Asus.

Laptops at CES 2012: Thinner, Lighter, and More Luxurious

If laptops made New Year's resolutions for 2012, they would say, "Lose a few pounds, and get a makeover."

Dell Aims High With the XPS 13 Laptop

Dell expands its impressive XPS line with a laptop so small and good-looking, you’d be surprised it’s a Dell.

An Early Look at the HP Envy 14 Spectre

HP expands its Envy line into a very attractive 14-inch Ultrabook, but is it thicker and heavier than the market expects?

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It’s a Tablet, It’s an Ultrabook, It’s the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

If you ever wanted a laptop that’s comfortable in downward-facing dog position, Lenovo is ready to deliver.

Hands-On Preview: Samsung Series 9 (2012 Model)

The laptop that preceded the Ultrabook craze is back, sleeker than ever.

CES: Vizio's Slick New Laptops Are Impressive

After going hands-on with the upcoming Vizio laptops, and speaking about them with CTO Matt McRae, I have to admit: I'm impressed.

Lenovo Unveils a Slew of New IdeaPad Laptops

Thinner and more affordable is the name of the game for Lenovo’s consumer-focused IdeaPad line of laptops.

Ultrabooks: Laptops as Light as Air

Ultrabooks--from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba--promise to deliver enough power to satisfy your needs in a thinner, lighter package than previous Windows laptops could offer. We took the first Ultrabooks for a spin in the PCWorld Labs.

The Old Republic, Diablo 3, eSports and More in Game On #2

Listen in as the PCWorld team talks about gaining early access to The Old Republic and discusses the future of online commerice after playing the beta version of Diablo 3.

GamePro closes, Nintendo may lose Miyamoto and OnLive brings LA Noire to Android tablets in Game On Podcast #1

We talk about the biggest news in gaming, including Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to develop new games with smaller teams and the latest advances in cloud gaming, including new OnLive game support for Android and iOS tablets. Will we ever need to buy another physical game again? Listen in to find out.

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Microsoft Releases Xbox Live App for iPhone and iPad

With the release of My Xbox Live for iOS, Microsoft finally brings a little bit of Live to a platform other than Windows Phone 7.

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Laptops of 2012: What to Expect

All the pieces are in place for a surge in laptop sales next year--from new Intel chips to the planned launch of the Windows 8 operating system to sleeker designs.