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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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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Camera, introduced at this week's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, takes clear, colorful images but is buggy and slow.
31 Aug 2012
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iPad sales and Apple’s dividend

Macworld senior associate editor Dan Moren talks to IDG News Service about weekend iPad sales and Apple's plans for its nearly $100 billion in cash and short-term investments.
19 Mar 2012
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Multiplayer gaming goes full screen with LG TV

Hoping to boost sales of its 3D televisions among gamers, LG showed off technology that lets traditional split screen multiplayer games be played full screen.
5 Sep 2011
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Angry Birds robots under Wi-Fi control

Robots modeled after the characters in the popular mobile game Angry Birds were controlled over Wi-Fi at the Beijing International High Tech Expo this week.
20 May 2011
Creative Notes

Hands on with Contour GPS

The Contour GPS hands-free camcorder crams a 1080p sensor, Bluetooth and GPS radios, removable storage and a rechargeable battery into a small, lightweight unit.
3 Apr 2011
Macworld Video

Video: Apple 2010 year in review

2010 proved to be yet another successful year for Apple with its main attractions being the iPad and iPhone 4. Steve Jobs' criticism of Adobe's Flash technology was an ongoing story, and products such as the iPod nano and MacBook Air got smaller.
30 Dec 2010
Macworld Video

Video: Tech news 2010 in review

2010 proved to be a busy year for the world of technology as continued innovation brought forth new products as well as controversy.
28 Dec 2010
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2009 in review: Apple’s year in video

2009 was a good year for Apple with a bevy of new products including new MacBooks, iPods and a new iPhone. It also saw the return of CEO Steve Jobs. Financials for the tech giant were strong, with its stock price more than doubling.
31 Dec 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show Iran’s a-Twitter after elections, iPhone 3GS readies for launch, Acer announces new phones for September, Samsung shows off an Android phone, Buzz Aldrin talks tech, new OLED technology is demonstrated and Guitar Hero is adapted for people with visual impairments and for amputees.
18 Jun 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show Apple intros new hardware and software at WWDC, the Palm Pre goes on sale, more Computex news and two new digital cameras.
11 Jun 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show Nokia launches their Ovi apps store, LG Display unveils a super bright 3D television, Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates discuss the market and upcoming possibilities, NHK shows off their paper-thin, bendable display and we explore Siftables at MIT's Media Lab.
28 May 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show Atlantis launches to fix Hubble, the European Commission fines Intel, iRobot ships bots to the battlefield, Kabul gets WiMax, a Thai hospital boosts safety with robots and eye tracking systems go open source.
14 May 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show Amazon intros a new Kindle, the Microsoft Imagine Cup declares a US champion, Windows 7 release candidate becomes publicly available, Steve Ballmer gives Stanford students a pep talk, a robot mows the lawn, a computer snaps together like Legos and robots battle it out in Tokyo.
7 May 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show a number of laptops of netbooks get refreshed with new technology, Taiwan researchers show off a speaker made of paper, IBM’s Watson plans to compete on Jeopardy and celebrities gather in Los Angeles for cell phone parties.
30 Apr 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show the New York Auto Show shows off car technology, Sun launches new servers, Sanyo unveils a laser projector, Sony intros a new Walkman and Honda demos two motion assistance devices.
16 Apr 2009
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World Tech Update

In this week’s show IBM and Sun merger talks break down, Acer launches 20 new products, Nintendo’s DSi launches worldwide, the Mousegrips helps you exercise while checking e-mail, Nanotouch solves the fat finger problem, JAXA unveils a new supercomputer, iRobot updates the Looj, Skype helps marriages, GM and Segway unveil the PUMA and Casmobot mows the lawn.
9 Apr 2009