nbarber

nbarber

Director, Online Video

I'm the director of online video for IDG News Service. I cover general and breaking technology stories in text and video.

World Tech Update

In this week’s show Dell hints at a possible smartphone, Microsoft intros IE8, Google helps you unsend an e-mail, PC keyboards give away passwords, Toshiba delays its fuel cell launch, Google causes a commotion, RIM asks users to turn off their phones and a robot graces the catwalk.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show Dell’s rugged laptop fails the drop test, MIT plans to race a solar car, a smart meter helps users save energy, the bathroom of tomorrow reminds you to brush your teeth, high school students build and compete with homemade robots, the biggest cell phone in the world is unveiled, Nintendo ships its 100 millionth DS and Woz does the cha-cha.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: NASA’s satellite fails, NTT trials an electronic loyalty card phone application, Microsoft Research demos prototype technology, Gmail goes down, Kindle 2 begins shipping, Samsung’s new phone shoots HD video and an electric concept car is turned on with an iPhone.
13 years ago

IDG World Tech Update #51

In this week’s show from Mobile World Congress: solar charging phones make a debut, Microsoft introduces an new version of Windows Mobile, Samsung embeds a projector into a handset, LG introduces the Arena and Nokia unveils its thinnest smart phone yet.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Amazon unveils Kindle 2, the EU promotes Safer Internet Day, Ebay tightens regulations, an MIT student combines acoustics and electronics in a prototype guitar, a robot’s controlled by a G1, Microsoft gets its 10,000th patent, Google tracks your eyes, and satellites collide in space.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Lenovo is stung by losses, Google introduces tracking software and an update Google Earth, Apple’s iPhone readies for launch in the Middle East, the Gates Foundation donates millions towards world health, sticker machines with a twist make a comeback, Sony shows off a mini HD video camera, Facebook turns five and Michael Dell criticizes the US economic stimulus plan.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: the European Commission considers hearing impairment risks caused by personal music players, Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry, the Gates Foundation donates money to eradicate polio, MIT creates a seeing machine, Japan launches a satellite, the Pope gets a YouTube channel, R4 Revolution comes back for Nintendo DS and Hitachi and Toshiba show off gesture controlled TVs.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Obama’s inauguration slows down the web, Twitter breaks news of a plane crash, Sony feels the pinch of the economy, Al Jazeera beams images from Gaza for free, Seagate tries to fix faulty drives, TVs watch you, cell phones slim down to fit on a wrist and a new robot adds to arcade fun.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show from CES: Palm introduces a new phone, a wind and solar powered gadget charges electronics, Samsung shows off thin TVs and Blu-Ray Disc players, Tom Hanks and Howard Stringer try on futuristic glasses, Kodak displays an OLED photo frame, mobile internet devices shrink and Schlage Link makes sure you don’t get locked out.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Steve Jobs skips ’09 Macworld, McCain campaign leaves confidential files on BlackBerry, Amazon keeps busy during the holiday season, connectivity is one of the 2009 consumer electronics trends, Delta gets in flight WiFi, consumer want green electronics, the EU introduces a universal emergency number and Palm creates and app store.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Obama outlines an ambitious tech plan, Sony falls victim to the economic crisis, the mouse turns 40, a gadget-filled smart phone is at 3GSM, Cisco TelePresence translates, Tsubame supercomputer impresses, Asustek’s Eee Top debuts, the US Air Force shows insect-size robots and Google details the top 10 of 2008.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Microhoo is back, Bill Gates appeals to lawmakers, Google Earth is used by terrorists, Cyber Monday sees sales, the European Commission pressures online ticket websites, Pirate Bay gets blocked, Logitech hits a milestone, Nintendo introduces a new DS title and Sony celebrates Christmas.
13 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Yang steps down, Adobe shows off its new Flash platform, TVs fail the recycling test, robots take over California, Nintendo leads in the game console war, Intel launches a new processor and new auto tech is on display in New York.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: CEA gives a CES preview, MP3 players present a possible health hazard, Honda unveils a walking assist device, spam is still profitable, Colombia gets OLPCs and NASA’s Mars lander dies.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: e-voting problems arise in the US presidential election, Google drops Yahoo in advertising deal, Windows 7 appears on file sharing sites, vacuum tubes make a come back, companies cut staffs and Sony shows off art.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Apple introduces new MacBooks, new technology on display at the Tokyo Game Show helps make computer characters more life like, Beijing’s Forbidden City opens its doors, Cisco expands its TelePresence, Windows 7 is the name for the next version of Windows, the cell phone celebrates a birthday and Sony shows off a new electronic book reader.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: new games from the Tokyo Game Show, AMD splits into two, Panasonic sets a world record, the BlackBerry Storm readies to debut, Sony shows off a new OLED and Toshiba demonstrates a cell phone running on a fuel cell.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: T-Mobile introduces the first Android phone, a prototype bus steers without a driver, WiMAX sets to launch and gadgets are on display in New York.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: HP prepares to lay off workers, NYC hosts 3 tech conferences, 2 new digital cameras come out of Japan, VMworld is on in Las Vegas, American Airlines may need to filter in-flight WiFi, and PDAs prove to be very addictive.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: wireless executives keynote at CTIA, Yahoo introduces a new iPhone application, software turns a mobile phone into a wireless router, Apple introduces new iPods, Ashton Kutcher talks tech, Sony unveils new gadgets and a portable fuel cells charges your devices.
14 years ago