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.

Morpho's software will soon bring high-end camera features to smartphones

Imaging technology once reserved for high end cameras might be coming to smartphones with new software from Japan's Morpho.


ZTE Grand Memo smartphone's huge screen is designed for small hands

China's ZTE debuted a smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen dubbed the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday. It's a follow up to its 5-inch Grand S smartphone that the company introduced at CES last month.


Video: Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

If you leave a networking event without exchanging business cards, don't fret -- you can use the search features in LinkedIn to put a name to a face.


Video: EU celebrates 10th Safer Internet Day

As the European Union look to teach Internet users to be more courteous and cautious online, lawmakers say if improvements aren't made, then regualtion and legislation will follow.

How to print from a mobile device with Google's Cloud Print

Just because you're on a smartphone doesn't mean you can't print. In a few easy steps -- and with Google's Cloud Print -- you'll be printing from your mobile device in no time.

High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

A photo kiosk that can track user behavior using a Microsoft Kinect-like sensor and mine social data could help marketers gain valuable information about audiences at sporting events.


Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

Early adopters lined up Friday to get their hands on Microsoft's Surface, as the Windows RT-powered tablet went on sale in the U.S.


Motorola unveils HC1, a kind of Google Goggles for business

Motorola Solutions has unveiled a head-mounted, voice-controlled computer that's targeted at the military and other industries where workers need hands-free access to information.



Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

Researchers at the User Interface Software Technology conference demonstrated unique projects that took advantage of a new, pressure-sensitive Synaptics "forcepad" that could debut in ultrabooks as soon as next year.


Tosy Robotics Shows off Drawing, Dancing Robots

Vietnamese toy maker Tosy Robotics showed two robots at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Hands On

Analysis: The device's S Pen stylus is surpsisingly useful, with an update from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Camera: Hands On

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Camera, introduced at this week's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, takes clear, colorful images but is buggy and slow.


Android App Combines Social Networking, Phone Calls, Analytics

Current Caller ID, a new, free app that launched Wednesday for Android phones, applies social media and analytics to traditional phone calls.


Mars Rover Curiosity Sends Images, Video

A short, low resolution video captured the final minutes of Mars rover Curiosity's descent onto the planet. At the beginning of the clip the 15-foot wide heat...

Tailored Displays Compensate for Vision Problems

Researchers have built a prototype display designed to compensate for vision problems so that viewers don't need to wear glasses.