Nick Barber

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.

Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

Tech trains more powerful athletes

Tech trains more powerful athletes

Helped by laser arrays, breathing systems and other high tech tools, Northeastern University athletes are improving their game and their fitness

Windows 10 launch draws small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston and San Francisco

In Boston, most people were there to meet an NHL hockey player

Ford's new SYNC will be more like your smartphone

SYNC 3 will begin rolling out to new vehicles in 2015, but the existing 10 million SYNC customers won't get it

Startup wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

Apple fans expressed a preference for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

Sony's E3 briefing a mix of hardware, new gaming titles

Sony's E3 briefing a mix of hardware, new gaming titles

Sony mixed hardware and software news into its E3 press conference in Los Angeles Monday night. Highlights include a new glacier-white PS4, PlayStation TV and a bunch of new games for the leading gaming console system.

Microsoft keeps Xbox One E3 focus on games

Microsoft keeps Xbox One E3 focus on games

When head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer took the stage ahead of E3 and said the company's presentation would be all about games this year, he wasn't kidding. For the next 90 minutes the company showed trailer after trailer...


3D modeling gives USS Arizona Memorial a digital makeover

Using 3D modeling technology the US National Park Service is working on the first comprehensive survey of the USS Arizona memorial in 30 years.

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