Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Gloria Sin

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

Latest Posts

How to calibrate your HDTV

Have you bought a shiny new flatscreen HDTV to replace the old boxy clunker, get it all set up, and notice that the picture is, well, worse?The colors are wonky.

April 15, 2008 by Andrew Nusca

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Weekend Gadget Guidance: Lower your phone bill

It's tempting to choose a cell phone plan by the shiny toy that comes with it, but we all know that it's too easy to get roped into the two-year terror of a contract you don't like (or worse, can't pay for) when distracted by, say, that shiny new Samsung Instinct.Enter Billshrink.

April 11, 2008 by Andrew Nusca

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Sony, Sanyo, Panasonic battle for compact camcorder crown

While the mini-laptop wars heat up in another department, the world's gadget producers are fighting it out over another device: the compact hi-def camcorder.In today's New York Times, David Pogue explains how Sony, Sanyo and Panasonic keep trying to beat each other to the punch in making their handheld cams harder, better, faster, stronger.

April 10, 2008 by Andrew Nusca

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More USB fun: High-class jewelry and colorful flex cables

I'm always a sucker for the versatile USB port -- apparently so are you, readers, who made the USB Hygro-thermometer one of the most highly rated posts on this blog -- and I came across two more to keep your mouth watering.First up, the product that should be marketed with "every kiss begins with USB": a sterling silver necklace that is actually a 2GB memory stick.

April 9, 2008 by Andrew Nusca

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Firefox 3 Beta 5 released. Thoughts?

In what may be the most important "gadget" on your desktop, Firefox 3 Beta 5 was released yesterday, promising performance-boosting improved connection parallelism and a fixed memory leak that means the browser now uses less memory than other browsers, according to Mozilla developers, CyberNet, The Browser World and Slashdot. The new release also adds one-click site info, Vista parental controls (not that you're using Vista!

April 3, 2008 by Andrew Nusca

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