Jason CrossExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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I have written professionally about technology and video games for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I am to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

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.

Three-Minute Tech: DLNA

If you've ever wanted to stream music or video from one device (say, your laptop or your smartphone) to another (like your TV), you know it can be a bit of a pain. DLNA Certified devices can make life easier.

Microsoft Office 2013, Windows 8 Launch Date, Digital Photography PC, New Games

PCWorld editors discuss the the Microsoft Office 2013 Launch Event, Windows ship dates, building a photography PC and new games.

Field Test: Astro A50 wireless headset

The well-loved Astro gaming headsets have finally gone wireless with the new A50. Does it live up to the legacy of the Astro A40s, and is it worth the steep $300 price?

Fit Tech: Nike+ FuelBand

Strap it on your wrist, and it tracks your activity all day long. Is the Nike+ FuelBand just another expensive gimmick, or can it really help you get into shape?

Kickstarter Spotlight: A MicroSD drive, a game console, and a posture sensor

A regular roundup of kickstarter projects.


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Google I/O (including Nexus 7 & Q), Windows 8 Upgrades, Choosing a Gaming PC, plus New Games!

PCWorld Editors cover the Google I/O announcements, Windows 8 upgrade pricing, choosing a gaming system and talk about a couple of new games.

Windows 8 is the cheapest Windows yet

Microsoft just announced that the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro - available to users running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 - will cost a whopping $40.

The big Google I/O 2012 overview

Want to get caught up on all the big announcements from Google I/O 2012? We've got you covered. If you don't have time to read a lot of in-depth coverage, this summary will give you the highlights.

Liveblog: Google I/O keynote day 2

Day 2 of Google I/O. What will Google announce at its morning keynote? What's left after the big announcements from Day 1?

Liveblog: Google I/O Keynote Day 1

Will Google announce its own tablet this year? What surprises will the next version of Android bring? We'll deliver all the news from the Google I/O keynote presentation live.

Apple Podcasts app

Apple expands its app offerings with Podcasts

Apple's removal of podcasts from iTunes in the iOS 6 beta made it obvious they were working on a dedicated podcast app, and now it's here.

Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8 Events, Youtube Blocks MP3 Transcoding Sites, AMD's New GPU

PCWorld Editors cover all the Microsoft news of the week, plus the new Radeon HD 7970