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

Is anyone home for the text message revolution?

During this morning's scanning tech news, I stumbled across a strange AP News story on Wired's site announcing "a new service that lets shoppers compare prices and buy things with a few quick taps on their cell phones." In other words: text.

April 2, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


CTIA '08: Can Apple's competition bring sexy back?

Toshiba, LG and Samsung sure think so.While the tech world is alive today at CTIA 2008, news of products seemingly designed to compete with Apple offerings -- Toshiba's "Fusion" Satellite laptops, LG's Vu phone for AT&T, Samsung's Instinct phone for Sprint -- has emerged, and I'm getting the same kind of emotional rumblings that I had when companies first replaced matte black with silver on consumer products.

April 1, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


320GB for less than $70. Am I dreaming?

Resident cheapskate Rick Broida uncovered this gem on the Crave blog, and I have to say, it's tempting: eCost.com is selling a 320GB FreeAgent External USB Seagate Recertified Hard Drive (7200 RPM) ...

April 1, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Can the Apple logo make you more creative?

Apparently so, according to yesterday's Science Daily. In a recent study by Duke University and the University of Waterloo, Canada, researchers found that even brief exposure to established brands can cause people to inherit the behaviors championed by those brands.

March 31, 2008 by Andrew Nusca


Turn your PC into the ultimate DVD changer

The good folks over at Lifehacker have a nifty step-by-step tutorial on how to easily rip your [non-HD] DVDs to your PC. While the back-up files provide nice insurance in case anything ever happens to your original discs, more compellingingly, they make it even easier never to leave your couch.

March 25, 2008 by


Sony PS3 getting BD-Live sooner rather than later

When I referred to potential Blu-ray player shoppers having an easy choice to make last week - Sony PS3 or, ummm, a Sony PS3 - I mentioned it was the only Blu-ray player currently on the market that could be upgraded to the format's Profile 2 functionality. Profile 2, or BD-Live, makes Blu-ray players capable of downloading content, which I should point out -- with only a few sour grapes -- means Blu-ray will now have the same ability that HD DVD players had from day one.

March 20, 2008 by