Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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

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CES: Hands-on (literally) with Microsoft Surface

Though Microsoft introduced its Surface tabletop PC last May, 2008 marked its CES debut, and it generated nearly as much buzz as any of the products that were actually announced at the show.[You can click here to watch a video I shot with Mark Bolger, the Surface team's senior marketing director.

January 10, 2008 by

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CES: A green TV snags Best in Show

My colleagues over at our sister site, CNET, announced their Best of CES winners, with Philips new Eco TV snagging the top prize. Expected to hit retail outlets in March, the 42-inch, 1080p set will list at $1,399, and as the name suggests, incorporates a variety of energy-conserving features, including dimming the backlight during darker scenes (which David Katzmaier points out, provides the dual benefit of improving black-level performance).

January 10, 2008 by


CES: My day one highlight? A surge protector

As day one of CES comes to a close, some quick snapshots of three of the more interesting products I've come across both on the show floor, and at the myriad press-only events that accompany the show.Belkin Conserve Surge ProtectorYes, you read that correctly.

January 7, 2008 by


CES: Will 2008 finally be the year of the SlingCatcher?

It's déjà vu all over again.It's been almost exactly a year since Sling Media announced the SlingCatcher and Clip+Sling functionality (at least year's Consumer Electronics Show), but thus far, beyond some private betas, there has been no public sign of life for either of the enticing new enhancements to the Sling platform.

January 6, 2008 by

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The Toybox is open

If you're one of the 17 loyal readers of Hits and Hype, the old column I used to have on ZDNet (in the pre-blog world of the early 21st century), welcome back! If not, errr, just a plain old welcome, I guess.

January 4, 2008 by


Disclosure: Josh Taylor

In his role as director of ZDNet and Tech Republic, Josh will occasionally have business-focused meetings with some of the companies (or representatives of the companies) he writes about. He will disclose those meetings in his posts whenever the situation arises.

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