Jason CrossExecutive Editor, TechHive

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I have written professionally about technology and video games for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I am to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: You should play... but she definitely dies

It's the second episode of Play This! and we already have special guest Dan Hsu in the studio to talk about the cool stuff he's been playing.

Live Blog: Windows Phone with Microsoft and Nokia

Microsoft is unveiling the major features of Windows at, along with its partner Nokia, at an event in New York City. Follow our coverage, live!

Liveblog: Nokia's big Windows Phone 8 news

Nokia announces Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 at event in New York City.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: GamrCred, new music discovery, and our favorite podcasts

It's the first episode of our digital entertainment podcast, Play This! We discuss places to find new music online, the new Gamrcred social service for gamers, and lots more.

Apps for stargazers and space lovers

Look, up in the sky! It's a bunch of stars, planets, and other celestial objects! Learn more about them, and aid your night sky viewing, with these apps.

Windows RTMs, PCWorld Lab Testing and Mechwarrior Tactics

PCWorld Editors discuss the Windows 8 final release, important Windows 8 dates and how the PCWorld Labs tests gear. We also talk about some gaming news, including Mechwarrior Tactics and Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play.

Three-Minute Tech: DLNA

If you've ever wanted to stream music or video from one device (say, your laptop or your smartphone) to another (like your TV), you know it can be a bit of a pain. DLNA Certified devices can make life easier.

Microsoft Office 2013, Windows 8 Launch Date, Digital Photography PC, New Games

PCWorld editors discuss the the Microsoft Office 2013 Launch Event, Windows ship dates, building a photography PC and new games.

Field Test: Astro A50 wireless headset

The well-loved Astro gaming headsets have finally gone wireless with the new A50. Does it live up to the legacy of the Astro A40s, and is it worth the steep $300 price?

Fit Tech: Nike+ FuelBand

Strap it on your wrist, and it tracks your activity all day long. Is the Nike+ FuelBand just another expensive gimmick, or can it really help you get into shape?

Kickstarter Spotlight: A MicroSD drive, a game console, and a posture sensor

A regular roundup of kickstarter projects.


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Google I/O (including Nexus 7 & Q), Windows 8 Upgrades, Choosing a Gaming PC, plus New Games!

PCWorld Editors cover the Google I/O announcements, Windows 8 upgrade pricing, choosing a gaming system and talk about a couple of new games.

Windows 8 is the cheapest Windows yet

Microsoft just announced that the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro - available to users running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 - will cost a whopping $40.

The big Google I/O 2012 overview

Want to get caught up on all the big announcements from Google I/O 2012? We've got you covered. If you don't have time to read a lot of in-depth coverage, this summary will give you the highlights.