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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E3 2012: Sony Conference Liveblog

Can Sony convince us that we really need a Vita for portable gaming in addition to our smartphones? What can it do to bolster PS3 sales, since the next Playstation isn't due for awhile? We hope to find out at Sony's E3 press conference.

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E3 2012: Microsoft Conference Liveblog

Join our liveblog of the Microsoft keynote conference from E3 2012 as Microsoft discusses the road ahead for Xbox, and maybe even the PC and Windows Phone.

Windows 8 Release Preview, Desktop Apps for Android, and the coming E3 Expo on PCWorld Podcast #139

PCWorld editors discuss the just-released Windows 8 Release Preview, some apps to make your desktop or laptop PC work with your Android phone, and what we expect from the E3 Expo next week.

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Windows 8 release preview now available

The Windows 8 release preview makes a number of welcome improvements over the consumer preview earlier this year. It's not quite "done" yet, but this is a much better look at what the future tablet and PC operating system will be like.

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Three-Minute Tech: Image file formats

There are dozens of file formats for digital images, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Our quick guide helps you understand the differences between the most common formats.

Hands-on: Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

A full-HD IPS display is the breakout feature of Asus’ new high-end Ultrabook.

Facebook IPO, Nvidia GTC, Diablo 3, and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon on PCWorld Podcast #138

The PCWorld editors discusses the impact of Facebook's IPO, news from the Nvidia GTC, the launch of Diablo 3, and Lenovo's slick new ultrabook.

TechHive: Comcast Suspends Data Cap, Searches for Alternative


The bad news? The Internet service provider will instead try out “improved data usage management approaches." Could these be data caps?

Comcast suspends data cap, searches for alternative

Comcast is suspending its 250 GB per month data cap while it searches for a better way to manage its network usage.

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Opt-out of Twitter's new email digest

Twitter is introducing a new weekly email digest, and it's enabled by default. Here's how to disable it.

Kickstarter Spotlight: Android keyboard, iPad stand/case, and iPhone Bluetooth grip

A regular roundup of kickstarter projects.

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Nerd Fight: Will tablets with only Wi-Fi go away soon?

Jason Cross and Philip Michaels face off about Wi-Fi only tablets. Will they always exists, as Michaels argues, or will all tablets be cellular-equipped before long, as Cross asserts?

Three-Minute Tech: AMOLED

AMOLED technology explained in three minutes or less.

The great Windows 8 DVD debate

Microsoft is dropping support for DVD movie playback from Windows 8, but it doesn't really matter.

Hands on with Headquake

Headquake promises 3D sound from your iOS device. It only sort-of delivers.