Nick BarberDirector, Online Video, IDG News Service

I'm the director of online video for IDG News Service. I cover general and breaking technology stories in text and video.

Heart-lung bypass simulator

Surgical simulators get Hollywood special effects

Boston Children's Hospital partnered with an effects to to create more lifelike simulators

Uber rating in app

How to find your Uber rating

Your Uber drivers have been rating you and here's how you can find out what yours is.

3D food printer

The Food Printer proves 3D printing in cookie dough tastes better than plastic

The Food Printer from XYZ Printing will cost $1,800.

drone laser

Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

Tech trains more powerful athletes

Helped by laser arrays, breathing systems and other high tech tools, Northeastern University athletes are improving their game and their fitness

PCWorld News

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

Most were there to meet an NHL hockey player

cyphy drone

Upcoming drone has six rotors to capture stable video

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

PCWorld News

Robotics startup building bones and muscles of humanoid robots

Modbot uses a common joint to power its different modules.

scoot networks

Scoot Networks wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

PCWorld News

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

PCWorld News

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

turtleshell beach

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.