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.

Google Earth weather

Get more out of Google Earth with these tips for power users

Google Earth users can do more than just fly around a virtual globe. The free mapping application can display real-time weather, help compose photographs and measure distances much more easily than its Maps cousin.

Glass wearer

Google Glass apps for enterprises coming by early 2014

A company that specializes in Google apps is developing a series of enterprise applications for Google Glass that should be available late this year or early 2014.

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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

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

Sony PlayStation 4 on sale this holiday for $399

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

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.

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.

Eye tracker hopes to improve road safety

An eye tracking system on show at Computex in Taipei, might be the answer to creating safer roads. It uses a small camera mounted on the dashboard to monitor the driver for unsafe actions.

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.

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.

Tech Tip - offline maps

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.

Low-cost autonomous car technology aims to reduce deaths, pollution

A 19-year old from Romania won top honors and $75,000 at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix last week for a project that aims to reduce the cost of self-driving cars.

Tech Tip - Google - sites

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.

Kinect wheels

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.