Nick BarberMultimedia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Nick Barber is multimedia correspondent and video content manager for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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Windows 10 launch draws a small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston

Most were there to meet an NHL hockey player

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Upcoming drone has six rotors to capture stable video

Instead of an expensive, fragile gimbal, the LVL 1 uses a unique rotor configuration.

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Robotics startup building bones and muscles of humanoid robots

Modbot uses a common joint to power its different modules.

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Scoot Networks wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

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New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have raised cameras.

Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

Apple fans expressed a preference for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

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Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

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Whistle activity monitor is like FitBit for dogs

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but it has durability issues.

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How to change the voice on your Android phone

The option is in the phone's accessibility menu

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Inside United Airlines' nerve center

From a desk in downtown Chicago, United dispatchers can talk to pilots anywhere in the world

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Electric impulses make this device a true touchscreen

The Hamsa Touch project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses, helping users with impaired vision feel what's on a screen.

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Become Paperboy: Vintage video game recreated with Oculus Rift, Kinect support

PaperDude VR combines modern technology to immerse gamers in that 1980s video game stalwart Paperboy.

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Microsoft's prototype keyboard understands gestures

The gestures are designed to replace some more advanced keyboard shortcuts.

Home inkjet printer fabricates circuit boards on photo paper

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The ink costs $500 a bottle, but only a few cents are needed to make a circuit