Nick BarberDirector, Online Video, IDG News Service

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

ZeroTouch Turns 55-inch TV Into Touchscreen, Gets Ready for Market

ZeroTouch, the inexpensive technology that turns regular displays into touchscreens, can be fitted to larger screens, is more responsive and is almost ready for...

Electric Lemonade Zaps Taste Buds

A research project at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Austin experimented with adding electricity to food to change its taste.

Exploited Display Bug Lets LCDs Show Two Images Simultaneously

Researchers have turned a display annoyance into a way to show two different images simultaneously. When an LCD is tilted, colors change and become difficult to...

ACM User Conference Seeks the Magic in User Interfaces

Echoing the words of science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, former YouTube user experience director Margaret Gould Stewart advised an audience of design...

Privy Offers Social Daily Deal Alternative

Pizza chain owner Melissa Ferriman wanted to boost business using an online social deal promotion. She tried services like Groupon, but eventually chose...