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.

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?

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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

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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.

Nokia Lumia 900, Printer Ink Prices, and Instagram for Android on PCWorld Podcast #135

Melissa Riofrio dishes out some interesting info about who's got horrible printer ink prices and who doesn't. Ginny rants and raves about Nokia's hot new Windows Phone, and we all shrug about the debut of Instagram on Android.

Why "Ultrabook" Doesn't Mean Much

Intel’s requirements for Ultrabooks aren’t in line with what consumers expect, and it’s going to turn the label into a meaningless buzzword.

SXSW in Review, Problems With the New iPad, and GeForce 680 on PCWorld Podcast #134

Mark tells us what was new at SXSW, Melissa raves about the iPad display but points out battery problems, and Nate enthuses about Nvidia's efficient new GeForce GTX 680.