Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Gloria Sin

<p>Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.</p><p>She has written for FastCompany.com, Popular Science, Olympic News Service; she currently covers the startup scene in the Tri-State area for NYConvergence.com. </p><p>Prior to ZDNet, Gloria was the online editor for Dance International, and dabbled in web design and social media consulting. When she is offline, you will find her at an ice rink living out her figure skating dreams. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/gloria_sin">Follow her on Twitter.</a></p>

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Stream PC content to every HDTV in the house via coaxial cable

Stream PC content to every HDTV in the house via coaxial cable

In a similar vein to yesterday's post about wireless HDTVs, today's news arrives with a media streamer by ZeeVee that plugs into one's computer and sends on-screen content to every TV in the house over existing coaxial cable.In effect, the unit, called the ZvBox, enables users to view any media from the Internet (streaming video, for example) right on their TV with no subscription fees or wireless dropouts.

May 1, 2008 by in Hardware

More USB fun: Copy 60 USB drives simultaneously

More USB fun: Copy 60 USB drives simultaneously

The fine people at CNET's Crave blog always find the strangest things, and this adds to our growing archive of wacky-but-useful USB devices.The Virtual Console "USB Flash Drive Duplicator" can make digital copies of 60 -- that's right, as in six-oh -- 1GB drives in just over 2 minutes.

April 29, 2008 by in Hardware

Canon's new Vixia HF10: The best (and first) camcorder I've ever owned

Canon's new Vixia HF10: The best (and first) camcorder I've ever owned

About a month before my wife gave birth (which explains where I've been the past few weeks), I got a great piece of purchasing, errrr, parenting advice, from my friend Joe via IM:"though you prolly already have this covered, use this as an excuse to buy photo and video gear you've been wanting... no resistance"While I'm not sure I had viewed purchasing a camcorder as strategically as Joe had, I was definitely on the same page.

April 23, 2008 by in Hardware

Asustek to launch 10-inch Eee laptop

Asustek to launch 10-inch Eee laptop

Coming over the IDG newswire this morning is news that Asustek is planning to launch a new version of the Eee PC -- this one with a 10-inch screen, according to the company's CEO."The feedback we've received from users has been great.

April 20, 2008 by in Laptops

New high-def S3 graphics processor announced

New high-def S3 graphics processor announced

ESC 2008 seems hot this year, and S3 Graphics just announced its 65-nanometer 4300E graphics processor this morning.The company claims that the 4300E outperforms its competition by as much as 30 percent, and is the only discrete high-performance HD video and graphics processor designed specifically to cope with "the rigid thermal requirements of the embedded industry.

April 16, 2008 by in Processors

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