Christopher Nickson

Christopher Nickson

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Chris Nickson is a journalist who's written extensively about music and related fields. He's the author of more than 30 books, most recently The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music and Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn. His work is published in a number of magazines on a regular basis. After many years living in Seattle, he recently return to England to live.

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How to choose a computer

Choosing a computer means deciding on an operating system, whether you want a laptop or desktop, and more.

Apple Denies iPhones Are Exploding

Apple is denying that there's been a rash of exploding iPhones in Europe, instead blaming "external force."

Guitar Hero Gets Teen Spirit

Guitar Hero 5 is getting Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, with the hit Smells Like Teen Spirit and a previously unreleased version of another song.

Microsoft Lets People Play With Natal

For the first time, Microsoft is letting people play with the hands-free Natal Xbox controller at Gamescom.

Iran Wants To Be An International Games Player

Iran is showing its games wares at Gamescom and wants to become more of a power in international gaming, but can it happen?

MP3 Players That Rock

Check out these five unique alternatives to Apple?s ubiquitous and pricy ?pods.