Jason CrossExecutive Editor, TechHive

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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.

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Play This! Podcast: Halloween special

It's the Play This! Podcast Halloween special! Carlos, Jason, and a double-dose of Alex turn off the lights and turn on the flashlights to tell you about the Halloween movies and scary games. There's even a bonus special: the TechHive Halloween Playlist.

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Play This! Podcast: What's up, Jad Abumrad?

It's The Simpsons meets FarmVille, Spotify apps for music discovery, and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on our latest episode.

Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know

Microsoft is kicking it up a notch with the new Xbox music service, but the company will need to greatly expand device and OS support to capture significant market share.

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Play This! Podcast: I've never met Hef

Tech and lifestyle writer extraordinaire Damon Brown is in the studio with Carlos and Jason this week, talking about A Tribe Called Quest, Neil Young's music player, Louis CK, and more.

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Play This! Podcast: Pomeranians in the jungle

Alex Cocilova joins the crew this week, doubling up our Alex Power Quotient. It's a good thing too, because otherwise Alex Wawro's powerful love for Tokyo Jungle would overwhelm the podcast.

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Play This! Podcast: We don't need another hero

It's our first themed episode! We're talking about Borderlands 2, and other post-apocalyptic movies and media.

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Play This! Podcast: The merits of pie vs. cake

Dan Moren is in the studio to chat with us about Diaspora, audio books, sock puppets, and mother#&$n pie.

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Play This! Podcast: In a sci-fi mirror, darkly

Did you know there's a new David Byrne and St. Vincent album out? You should check that out. Also, be aware that Star Trek: Enterprise is awful.

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Play This! Podcast: You should play... but she definitely dies

It's the second episode of Play This! and we already have special guest Dan Hsu in the studio to talk about the cool stuff he's been playing.

Live Blog: Windows Phone with Microsoft and Nokia

Microsoft is unveiling the major features of Windows at, along with its partner Nokia, at an event in New York City. Follow our coverage, live!

Liveblog: Nokia's big Windows Phone 8 news

Nokia announces Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 at event in New York City.

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Play This! Podcast: GamrCred, new music discovery, and our favorite podcasts

It's the first episode of our digital entertainment podcast, Play This! We discuss places to find new music online, the new Gamrcred social service for gamers, and lots more.

Apps for stargazers and space lovers

Look, up in the sky! It's a bunch of stars, planets, and other celestial objects! Learn more about them, and aid your night sky viewing, with these apps.

Windows RTMs, PCWorld Lab Testing and Mechwarrior Tactics

PCWorld Editors discuss the Windows 8 final release, important Windows 8 dates and how the PCWorld Labs tests gear. We also talk about some gaming news, including Mechwarrior Tactics and Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play.