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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Xbox One pricing paves way for Sony PS4 success

A series of blunders by Microsoft has paved the way for Sony's PlayStation 4 console to capture the top spot in year-end holiday sales.

Latest AMD processor runs at 5GHz

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Targeting gaming and multimedia enthusiasts, AMD announced a 5GHz processor at E3 in Los Angeles.

Sony PlayStation 4 on sale this holiday for $399

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Sony's PlayStation 4 will go on sale the U.S. and Europe in time for the year-end holiday season and cost US$399, the company announced Monday at its E3 press briefing in Los Angeles.

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in November for $499

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Microsoft announced that Xbox One will go on sale in 21 markets this November for US$499.

Previewing Microsoft's Xbox One event at E3

Microsoft kicks off E3 with a press event centered around its Xbox One gaming console. In this video preview, IDC games analyst Lewis Ward talks about what to expect.

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Gigabyte's convertible tablet goes on sale in July

Gigabyte is more widely known for making motherboards and components, but a pair of laptop-tablet hybrids on display at Computex this week caught our eye.

Today at Computex: Asus grabs the headlines from Haswell

Asus was the big story with a slew of product announcements on the first day of Computex. But now it's Intel's turn to return to the spotlight.

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Today at Computex: Company press events, Haswell in the spotlight

At Computex in Taipei Monday we'll hear from Acer, MSI, Asus and ARM as the companies tout their latest products. We also expect to see a number of Windows tablets and new laptop-table hybrids.

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Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

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Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

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Kinect sensor modified for wheelchair gaming

By modifying a Microsoft Kinect sensor, a research project at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference demonstrated how gamers in a wheelchair could interact with motion games.

Electricity zaps gamers' muscles for force feedback

A research project on show at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris uses a small electrical current to give the sensation of force feedback while gaming.

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Microsoft's IllumiRoom project transforms whole rooms into video games

The IllumiRoom project from Microsoft Research turns a living room into a video game with projected images that extend and complement the main television screen.

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Flexible, networked e-ink displays mimic physical documents

Researchers demonstrated flexible, networked e-ink displays that behave like papers on a desk at a conference in Paris. The displays can be used separately or in tandem, opening up new possibilities for a paperless office.

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Gaming prototypes on display at computer interaction conference

Gaming research and prototypes have created a lot of buzz at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris this week.