Stories by Nick Barber

Rapid Reaction: Businesses unfriend Facebook

Puzzled by Facebook's news feed algorithm some businesses are dropping their presence on the social network in frustration. Zach Miners of IDG News Service breaks it down.

Phantom drone outfitted with new camera, more stability

DJI's Phantom 2 Vision Plus quad-copter has improved battery life, a 1080p camera and a three-axis gimbal for stable shots while flying.

Sony's Alpha 7S camera records 4K video with one big exception

At NAB in Las Vegas Sony debuted its Alpha 7S interchangeable lens camera that can shoot 4K video.

Phantom flying drone shoots improved, more stable video

Aerial videography drone maker DJI introduced its next generation quad-copter, the Phantom 2 Vision Plus, at NAB in Las Vegas Monday.

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant to compete with Apple's Siri, Google Now

At Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco this week the company debuted Cortana, a voice assistant for Windows Phone similar to Google Now and Apple's Siri.

Roboy's springy joints move like yours

The springs give Roboy's movements fluidity, which is different than the sometimes stiff movements in other robots.

MWC 2014: Samsung targets fitness junkies with Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Fit

The Gear Fit has a 1.84-inch, curved, 432 by 128 pixel display. Both the Gear 2 and Gear fit include heart rate monitors and S Health, an application suite for fitness tracking.

MWC 2014: Hands on - Nokia's Android phones

The Android interface on Nokia's X and XL has a tiled home screen like WIndows Phones

MWC 2014: Mobile World Congress in two minutes

The gigantic mobile show in Barcelona spans multiple halls and covers more than 90,000 square meters or about 970,000 square feet. Preview one hall in just two minutes.

MWC 2014: Sony's Z2 smartphone can record 4K video

Sony's new Xperia Z2 flagship smartphone can record 4K video and includes digital noise cancelling headphones the company announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday.

MWC 2014: Have $10,000? Buy this iPhone speaker

A high-end speaker from Germany's Avantgarde promises impressive sound if you can afford it.

Connected clothing can tell how soundly your baby is sleeping

Singing along to the Disney movie playing in the background, Dulcie Madden helped hand-package thousands of high-tech baby clothes from her start up in Boston's Leather District. Madden is the CEO and co-founder of Rest Devices, which just last weekend started shipping its Mimo connected "onesie" to stores across the US. The $200 system aims to help anxious parents by monitoring a baby's movement, respiration, position and skin temperature and delivering the information with audio to smartphones.

NASA satellite to bring high-speed data to Hubble, ISS

NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay or TDRS satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas V rocket Thursday night.

NASA satellite to bring high-speed data to Hubble, ISS

NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay (TDRS) satellite, which will provide high data-rate communications to space craft, went into orbit Thursday night.

Ford enlists MIT, Stanford to drive automated cars

Ford is enlisting top U.S. universities to make self-driving cars a reality, announcing Wednesday that it hopes researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can come up with advanced algorithms to help vehicles learn where pedestrians and other automobiles will be located.

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