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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Verizon: Want our Triple Play? Sorry, can't have it

As I wrote about last week, I just made the decision to switch our phone (from Verizon to Time Warner Cable) and TV services (from Time Warner Cable to DIRECTV). My ideal solution would have been to sign up for Verizon's FIOS service for everything, but alas, FIOS TV service isn't yet available in New York City, and according to Verizon's website, my building isn't DSL-capable, much less FIOS-friendly.

February 4, 2008 by


So long Time Warner Cable, hello DIRECTV

With a move pending in two weeks, my wife and I had to confront a bunch of issues - renovating the new apartment, finding movers, and of course the most important one of all - deciding whether or not to stick with Time Warner Cable, or make the jump to satellite.

January 29, 2008 by

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Countdown to PMA: Digital cameras galore

With PMA less than a week away, Janice Chen's been keeping busy over in our Digital Cameras blog. In case you haven't been paying attention, she served up a nice snapshot (pun really not intended - I swear) of Canon's new line-up, including the new 12.

January 24, 2008 by


Hey Time Warner: Left hand, meet right hand

So just days after the news broke that Time Warner was getting ready to test a pay-for-pipe rate plan for Road Runner customers, HBO announced that it would start making some of its shows available to subscribers via the Web for free. (Henry Blodgett, for one, is convinced the new service will fail.

January 22, 2008 by

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Is your broadband bill about to go up?

Updated second paragraph below to give credit where credit is due (1/17/07, 10am)I'm not 100-percent sure what to make of Time Warner's recent announcement that they're about to begin experimenting with a pay-for-what-you-use pricing plan for broadband customers, but I'm pretty sure it ain't good.

January 17, 2008 by


Putting the Touch on iPod users

I would have thought that after the iPhone price cut fiasco, Apple would have gotten a bit savvier on the customer-friendly front, but given the company's decision to charge $20 for the iPod Touch software update, I guess not so much.

January 15, 2008 by


Mixed HD-DVD messages from Toshiba (and Google)?

And now boys and girls, fun from a seconds-old search on Google News (search term="Paramount Blu-ray," and no, there's no confirmation on that front just yet).Note to Toshiba: A 50-percent price cut on your HD DVD product line doesn't exactly ooze confidence that HD-DVD is going to win the format war, though admittedly, it's a touch better than a flashing "Everything Must Go!

January 15, 2008 by