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: we report from IFA in Berlin on a virtual mirror that makes trying on clothes a snap, Sony’s new line of Walkman players, LG’s network attached storage system, a super slim prototype LCD TV by Philips, eco friendly electronics, a traffic alert system, Toshiba’s advanced 3D modeling and Samsung’s new lightweight laptop.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: we report from IFA in Berlin on thin televisions, Fujitsu Siemens shows off a new netbook, Toshiba has a DVD player with better upscaling, Garmin adds to its GPS line-up and LG puts Bluetooth inside a TV.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: court dissolves gag order against MIT students, Cuil is not so cool, a look at the technology behind the Olympics, WiFi takes to the skies, Google’s Android readies for its debut, Taiwan investigates Microsoft, and Intel introduces a new Classmate.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: Cuil tries to compete with Google, kids program their own computer games, Intel’s Classmate gets a big order, the IOC admits to a censorship deal, Asus’s Eee Box launches, a Facebook faker gets a fine, Comcast is punished, the friendly skies might not be so friendly and a new cell phone service helps you do more than just make calls.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: hackers descend on New York City, a new service sends you directly to voicemail, Microsoft’s online services head departs, NTT DoCoMo shows off Super 3G, augmented reality mixes computers with the real world, Microsoft announces plans to make your own Xbox games, WiMAX is set to take off and a robotic device helps paralyzed people walk again.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: big gaming news from LA’s E3, iPhone 3G undergoes a stress test, Intel introduces Centrino 2, the European Commission is busy regulating, UK internet users protest BT, eBay is not liable for counterfeit items, a spammer gets jailed, China sees its first Apple store and the world’s largest LCD TV makes its debut.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: iPhone 3G launches, Galileo moves forward, Imagine Cup finals held, IBM helps make Web sites accessible and more.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

Bill Gates readies for retirement, iPhone 3G made on the cheap, Microhoo is back, Google delays Android, Panasonic introduces a new Toughbook, cell phones come in handy, Sony delivers content and Toshiba shows off new laptops.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

Greenpeace boards a ship in Hong Kong, WiMAX is ready to launch, Verizon expands FiOS, Microsoft and Nortel partner, Intel shows off a new robot, Australia gets an Apple store, Tokyo shows off new toys and New York’s Digital Downtown demos new gadgets.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: several die in an attack in Tokyo’s electronics district, Apple’s iPhone 3G launches, Roadrunner smashes the petaflop barrier, the Telectroscope lets London see New York, Enterprise 2.0 pushes social networking applications and paperless boarding passes speed travel.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

This week’s show is from Taipei’s Computex and includes: low-cost laptops, a new version of the Eee PC, production shortages of Intel’s Atom, Microsoft’s extension of XP, a new navigation device from Japan’s Clarion, HTC’s new Touch Pro, a digital camera with a built-in GPS receiver, Via and Nvidia joining forces, Nvidia’s Tegra chip, the last public speech from Bill Gates, Korea’s fine against Intel, free public Wi-Fi for Harvard Square and NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

Vodafone’s CEO resigns, NASA’s Mars Lander touches down, Dell is found guilty of fraud and more, LG introduces the KF600, Sony shows off pricey speakers, Google I/O kicks off, Facebook plans for a redesign, Intel announces Centrino 2 delays and Microsoft demos a new touch screen interface.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week's show: Facebook launches in Japan, OLPC introduces a new laptop, Greenpeace finds hazardous chemicals in popular game consoles, Fujitsu demos a new security system, Apple’s iPhone may debut in Japan and Korea soon, a new application lets space enthusiasts explore the heavens from a computer chair.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

A recap of the week’s technology news.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week's show: Vietnam launches a telecom satellite, Samsung introduces the Soul, the European Commission asks for video game ratings, Honda’s Asimo robot has a new job, technology runs the Boston Marathon, disgruntled eBay users plan a boycott and Sony shows off a razor thin OLED display.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week’s show: advancements in electronic paper in Japan, Google Maps host videos, a woman airs her pre-nup grievances online, NEC premieres its Lui PC, Apple’s iPhone comes down in price, Willcom creates the first device based on Intel’s Atom, the Library of Congress offers a digital experience and Sony recycles televisions.
14 years ago

World Tech Update

In this week's show: the EC approves cell phones for airplanes, HP's 2133 competes with the Eee PC, computer viruses make art, Homeland Security Secretary keynotes at RSA, Europe's Galileo is moving forward and you can now send smells.
14 years ago

IDG World Tech Update

Motorola splits, online video both helps and hurts political candidates, Google's CEO calls YouTube uploads disturbing, hackers compete in the Super Bowl of hacking, Big Dog robot makes its debut, space tourism is coming faster than you think and Amazon.com hopes to restock the Kindle.
14 years ago

Netflix dumps HD DVD, opts for Blu-ray

HD DVD’s possible dirge sounded louder Monday after Netflix announced it is dropping the format and fully supporting the rival Blu-ray format.
14 years ago