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.

Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.

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HEVC video compression halves bitrate, keeps quality the same

HEVC or H.265 video compression will affect all stages of video content creation and delivery, and possibly let providers deliver Ultra HD video over existing infrastructure, according to Motorola Mobility.

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How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.

Kia shows off its Android-based infotainment system at New York Auto Show

Kia is using an Android-based platform for the infotainment system in its 2014 Soul. The car maker is also showcasing its 2014 Sorrento, which lets users plug an Android phone or an iPhone into the car’s UVO system to access 11 different applications.

Back up, wipe and restore your iPad

If you're selling your iPad, then you need to wipe all of the information on it. In this Tech Tip from IDG News Service, Nick Barber will show you how.

Homemade robots shoot Frisbees in student competition

Hundreds of high school students gathered in Boston this weekend to pit their homemade robots against other schools bots in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

How to migrate RSS feeds from Google Reader

With Google Reader closing in the coming months, taking your RSS feeds with you to a new service doesn't need to be a painstaking process. In this IDG News Tech Tips video, we'll show you how it's done.

Heat Meter measures energy use in real time

A new, Wi-Fi connected device called the Heat Meter allows homeowners to track propane, natural gas or oil use in real time and compare their home's efficiency with others in the area.

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Four mobile apps to make global travelers feel at home

Downloading a few apps before you take your smartphone abroad could save you a lot of money. Here's a look at four apps that can help you out on your next trip overseas.

Video: iPhone 5, MacBooks get wireless charging from Duracell Powermat

Duracell Powermat introduced wireless charging options for the iPhone 5, Macbook and Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Morpho's software will soon bring high-end camera features to smartphones

Imaging technology once reserved for high end cameras might be coming to smartphones with new software from Japan's Morpho.

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ZTE Grand Memo smartphone's huge screen is designed for small hands

China's ZTE debuted a smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen dubbed the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday. It's a follow up to its 5-inch Grand S smartphone that the company introduced at CES last month.

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Video: Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

If you leave a networking event without exchanging business cards, don't fret -- you can use the search features in LinkedIn to put a name to a face.

Video: EU celebrates 10th Safer Internet Day

As the European Union look to teach Internet users to be more courteous and cautious online, lawmakers say if improvements aren't made, then regualtion and legislation will follow.

How to print from a mobile device with Google's Cloud Print

Just because you're on a smartphone doesn't mean you can't print. In a few easy steps -- and with Google's Cloud Print -- you'll be printing from your mobile device in no time.