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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Pioneer's new heads-up displays hope to curb distracted driving

Pioneer updated its line of HUDs (heads-up displays), and it hopes the in-car gadgets will help keep drivers' eyes on the road instead of on a GPS device or other electronics.

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Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.

Make room for big tablets, all-in-ones at IFA show

Panasonic and Acer believe bigger is better when it comes to tablets and all-in-ones. This video report from the IFA consumer electronics show looks at Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet and Acer's 24-inch all-in-one.

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IFA security stops man accused of stealing from trade show

With millions of dollars of gadgets on display, the temptation to steal from some of the world's largest electronics trade show can prove too strong for some.

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3Doodler gadget makes handheld 3D modeling possible

The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler, extrudes heated plastic that can be shapped into a variety of objects

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NASA mission to capture near-Earth asteroid for study

The mission is in the early planning stages, but NASA has put out an animation of an ambitious project that includes capturing a near-Earth asteroid and sending astronauts into space to study it.

Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

Prototype Bluetooth headset tracks user movements

The wearable concept from Plantronics is aware of which direction the user is looking, opening up a vast opportunity for software development.

Health and fitness spotlighted at Wearable Tech Expo

Our video report on the Wearable Tech Expo highlights a smart posture and movement system and a fitness tracker.

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Goal line technology helps referees make the right call

Using an array of high speed cameras pointed at the goal, referees will be able to get a notification of a scoring kick to a wrist watch.

Disable Gmail's inbox sorting

Don't like how Gmail is putting your emails into categories like social, promotions or updates? It's an easy feature to disable.

Military robots conquer air, land without humans

Our video report looks at a pair of robots capable of carrying out military tasks in the air and on the land.

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3D modeling software helps design one-of-a-kind guitars

A New Hampshire design firm is using its expertise in 3D modeling and music in a new business making custom wood guitars.

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NASA robot hits the tundra to help perfect remote control

Researchers hope that Grover, or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, can teach them how to prepare robots for harsh conditions.

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Secure location sharing with Glympse for smartphones

Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.