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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Google I/O 2012 Rewind: Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, Nexus Q and More

It rained innovative tablets, phones, and media streamers as Google heaped announcement upon announcement on attendees at the search giant's developers conference Wednesday. Take a look at what Google showcased.

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

Live Blog: Windows Phone 8 Details

Windows Phone 8 will support multi-core phones and NFC payments, use Nokia Maps, and share many traits with Windows 8. Join us for a play-by-play from Microsoft's keynote.

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TechHive: Vizio's New PCs-- A Scouting Report

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If Vizio gets the usability of these new computers right, they could make big waves in the PC business this fall.

TechHive: Apple WWDC 2012--The Major Announcements

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Announced today: iOS 6, new MacBooks, a next-gen MacBook Pro, new features in the Mountain Lion OS, a new version of Safari, and more. Here are the details.

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.

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

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

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?

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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.

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.