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.

Social Networking App Backs up Après-ski Tales

A slopeside location-based social networking service came to five ski resorts this season, allowing skiers and boarders to track their Vail Resorts vertical...

Hard Drive Withstands Drops, Submersion, Shotgun Blasts

ioSafe's Rugged Portable hard drive launched at the Consumer Electronics Show this week withstood drops, submersion and even blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun.

Ford Debuts All-electric Car

Ford Motor Company debuted its first all-electric vehicle, the Focus Electric, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show Friday. It is one of five new...

Build a Budget PC for Less Than $500

Building your own desktop PC is a fun and easy project that will allow you to customize a system to fit your needs.

OLPC XO-3 Tablet Delayed

OLPC's XO-3 tablet will be delayed by about 45 days and first be shown in February 2011.

DoCoMo Shows Prototype Augmented Reality Display

NTT DoCoMo's glasses-mounted display sends the user navigation and weather information.

DoCoMo Shows 3D Display With Force Feedback

Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo showed a glasses-free 3D display at Ceatec this week that also creates force feedback for the user.

TDK Promises Flexible OLEDs by Next Year

At Japan's Ceatec TDK showed flexible and transparent organic displays.

GoGear Connect Plays Music and Movies, Runs Android

Philips introduced the GoGear Connect, a portable media player that runs Android 2.1

Aiptek I2 Shoots 3D Video on a Budget

Aiptek introduced a pocket-sized 3D camcorder at IFA.


IPad Copter Fun to Fly, Steep Learning Curve

The AR.Drone from France-based Parrot is an exciting, fun-to-fly, four-rotor helicopter that can be piloted over Wi-Fi by an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. But...

Ranger Robot Breaks Record, Walks 23km on Single Charge

The Ranger robot from Cornell University broke a record by walking 23 kilometers in one charge.


How to Configure a PC's BIOS

In part 7, we end the series "Build a Great Media Editing PC," by showing you how to configure the BIOS.

How to Connect a PC's Power Supply

In part 5, we show you how to connect the computer's power supply.


DIY: How to Build A Great Media-Editing PC

Every dream of building a powerful video-editing or gaming PC, but don't know where to start or how to finish? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do it, complete with video tutorials.