Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Gloria Sin

Gloria Sin is a freelance journalist based in New York City.

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Acer announces $499 home theater-friendly mini PC

If your geek tendencies have ever desired to shoehorn a computer into your home theater, now's the time to give in.Acer introduced the Aspire X1200 this morning, which for $450 includes on-board NVIDIA GeForce 8200 graphics, an AMD Athlon (remember those?

July 8, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Pioneer ups Blu-ray discs to 16 layers, 400GB capacity

Pioneer's scientists have reportedly upped the Blue-ray ante with a 400GB optical disc.The capacity is stretched by manufacturing discs that are 16 layers deep, to be played with a player advanced enough optically to pick up the light scattered by all 16 layers.

July 7, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Linux-based cell phone drops July 4

The Openmoko Neo Freerunner, a Linux-based cell phone that "will help enable ubiquitous computing in the 21st century," will be on sale starting July 4, with shipping to begin July 7.According to company specs, the phone utilizes GNU/Linux and comes with core software for dialing, SMS and recording contacts.

July 2, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Adobe makes Flash searchable, crawlable

It's not gadget news per se, but if you consider Adobe Flash a tool in your arsenal, this is big news.Posted on Slashdot today is news that Adobe has figured out a way to make Flash crawlable by search engines:Today Adobe systems made an announcement that it has provided technology and information to Google and Yahoo!

July 1, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Weekend Gadget Guidance: Put some pizzaz in your presentations with free Keynote Objects

There are a lot of ZDNet readers out there who have to give presentations at the office -- and any way to distinguish yourself from the monotonous pack is worthwhile.Thanksfully, iPresentee recently released free Keynote Objects, a package of 100 images suitable for use in Apple Keynote, iWeb and Pages documents (as well as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, for that matter).

June 27, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Play with gadgets in private using $100K isolation chamber

No, it's not quite like the "cone of silence" thing in Get Smart -- hell, it probably costs more -- but it's certainly in the same vein.In this week's offbeat news, the Ovei isolation pod, reportedly launched this week in the UK, will let you scream how "so happy!

June 25, 2008 by Andrew Nusca