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.

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Full body gaming suit immerses PC gamers at CES

A full body gaming suit from YEI Technology promises to immerse gamers in PC gaming. The company hopes to expand to consoles soon.

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Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

The robotic toy is controlled over your home WiFi network or a network created by the robot itself.

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2013 in Review: The year in gaming

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 dominated the headlines, but they weren't the only stories of interest to gamers in 2013.

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2013 in Video: Apple's year in review

Relive Apple's highs and lows with this video review of the company's 2013 product releases.

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2013 in Video: The year's biggest tech stories

Politics and technology collided this year, while the post PC era had some new entrants, as IDG News Service rounds up the most memorable stories of 2013

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2013 in Video: Microsoft's year in review

Take a look back at an eventful year for Microsoft in this video report.

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Robotic limbs blasting off to NASA's space bot

The robot aboard the International Space station is going to get new robotic apendages specially designed for zero gravity.

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Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

Amazon's distribution network limits the company's deliveries to just a tiny fraction of the country

Handheld scanner makes it easy to print your own 3D bust

3D printing is all the rage this holiday season. One company wants to make it easier to recreate objects using a 3D scanner.

Fitbit Force logs activity by day and night

Besides monitoring how many steps you take during the day, Fitbit's latest wristband activity tracker also can record your sleep patterns.

'LiFi' uses LEDs for blazing fast data transfer

Unlike traditional Wi-Fi routers which use radio signals, this system relies on light to send and receive data wirelessly.

Microsoft shows off its Beijing research center

To celebrate 15 years in Beijing, the research division showed off a number of projects, including a Kinect sensor that can translate sign language.

Which car is a smash hit in automated braking tests?

A car safety performance program in Europe tested which cars can avoid accidents with autonomous braking systems.

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MIT's 'Kinect of the future' looks through walls with X-ray like vision

Using simple radio signals, MIT researchers can pinpoint someone's location--through a wall--with incredible accuracy.

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Toyota expands electric vehicle sharing program

Toyota added a new concept electric vehicle to its Hamo car sharing project, which lets users rent electric cars by the minute.