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.

Nerd Fight!

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.

Hot Ivy Bridge Chips, GeForce GTX 690, the True Cost of Printers, and Nook News on PCWorld Podcast #137

Are Ivy Bridge chips really hotter than Sandy Bridge? If you buy a cheap printer, will you pay more for ink? Is the new Nook with Glowlight the e-reader to beat?

TechHive: Should You Buy That New Laptop, or Wait?


If you think you want a new laptop this year, this quick guide can help you decide when you break out your credit card.

Should you buy that new laptop, or wait?

Thinking of buying a new laptop this year? Worried that something better is just around the corner? We can help.

TechHive: Microsoft's Brilliant $99 Xbox Plan Brings the Phone Contract Model to Consoles


The best way to keep interest high in the aging console is to make it cheap and get people invested in the new premium audio and video content being added to Xbox Live.

Microsoft's brilliant $99 Xbox plan brings the phone contract model to consoles

In a brilliant move, Microsoft leverages its greatest weakness - a pay Xbox Live tier - into a subsidy strength.

Field Test: Sony XBA-3iP headphones

Sony's XBA-3iP headphones look great and sound great, but maybe not quite great enough to justify the high price tag.

Three-Minute Tech: Ivy Bridge

Everything you really need to know about Intel's Ivy Bridge tips, in three minutes or less.

Radeon HD 7770 Review: Bare Minimum for Serious Gamers

Not every PC game enthusiast can spend $250 or more on a graphics card. If your budget is tight and your case has the room, this GPU is the least you should buy.

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Review: A Minimal Graphics Upgrade

Improving integrated-graphics tech is killing the sub-$100 graphics card market, but the Radeon HD 7750 provides a nice boost at a reasonable price.

3G and 4G Wireless Speed Tests, Windows 8 Editions, and Google Drive on PCWorld Podcast #136

Can Google Drive compete with Dropbox? Which wireless carrier has the best real-world speeds? How many editions of Windows 8 will you really have to choose from?

GeForce GTX 680 Review: Nvidia's Impressive, Efficient New Graphics Card

Nvidia's new high-end graphics card is the most efficient in its class, and a great buy for serious game enthusiasts.