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.

AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series: Right Performance, Right Features, Right Price

AMD’s latest graphics cards don’t take the speed crown, but they do offer a terrific combination of performance, price, features, and power efficiency.

Wikileaks and Top Tech Stories of 2010 on PCWorld Podcast #100

PCWorld editors discuss great moments in Wikileaks history and the future of the service on the 100th episode of our podcast.

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Every Conversation I Have About Buying a Laptop Goes Like This…

If the discussions about laptops I have with friends and coworkers are any indication, the “right laptop” simply doesn’t exist yet.

Facebook Updates, Near-Field Communications, and 25 Years of Windows on PCWorld Podcast #99

Facebook adds new messaging features and cuts a deal with MySpace, Android to get Near-field Communications (NFC), and we look back on 25 years of Windows.

RockMelt Goes Beta, Black Friday Starts Early on PCWorld Podcast #98

The new RockMelt browser promises a more social Web, and Black Friday Bargains now start in October.

nVidia GeForce GTX 580: The Fastest GPU Money Can Buy

nVidia’s much-lauded Fermi architecture finally comes into its own.

Gaming on Windows Phone 7: A Strong Start, Room for Improvement

Gaming is off to a strong start on Microsoft’s new phone platform with Xbox Live integration and strong relationships with major publishers, but it has a long way to go.

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100 Best Products of the Year on PCWorld Podcast #96

Join the editors of PCWorld for a look at some of the hottest products of 2010.

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AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Is the New Midrange Graphics Champ

The Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 offer fantastic performance at a price gamers can live with.

Sony’s VAIO VPCEA22FX Laptop: A Great General-Purpose PC With Style to Spare

As long as you avoid the terrible green color of our test model, the style and usability of Sony’s VAIO EA series make one of these laptops worth the modest price premium you’ll pay.

Alienware M11x Revision 2: New Internal Hardware Improves Performance

Our favorite ultraportable for gamers gets a nice speed boost with new internal hardware, but battery life suffers a bit.

HP Envy 14: Plenty of Power in a Stylish Package

HP’s answer to the MacBook Pro gives you more power at a lower cost, without sacrificing the sexy design.

10 Dream Machines Almost Nobody Can Afford

Whether you're in the market for an insanely high-end rig or you just feel like doing a little high-tech window shopping, these pricey PCs deliver serious bang for a whole lot of bucks.

Dell Inspiron 14R: Finding the Sweet Spot in the Inspiron Line

The R series of Inspiron laptops is more than just a cosmetic change: Better specs and features make them stand out from the typical, everyday Dell.

Samsung N230 Netbook Promises 13.5 Hours of Battery Life

Thanks to an extended battery and some power optimizations, Samsung claims one of the longest-life netbooks yet.