Jason CrossExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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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.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

Microsoft may release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at an event in Barcelona on February 29.

Facebook IPO, Tons of New Cameras, and Inkjets for Business on PCWorld Podcast #131

Facebook makes a lot of money, and wants to make more by going public. Also, did you know that inkjet printers may be better than lasers for small business?

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Pro Gaming Roundtable on Game On Podcast #4

How does playing games become a competitive sport? Join the editors of PCWorld as they discuss the origins of eSports, what it takes to become a pro gamer and what makes the PC such an ideal platform for professional gaming.

HP Envy 15 Review: A Great Laptop Marred by Serious Flaws

If HP can address a couple critical problems with the Envy 15, it will have a very desirable laptop on its hands.

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.