Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Gloria Sin

<p>Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.</p><p>She has written for FastCompany.com, Popular Science, Olympic News Service; she currently covers the startup scene in the Tri-State area for NYConvergence.com. </p><p>Prior to ZDNet, Gloria was the online editor for Dance International, and dabbled in web design and social media consulting. When she is offline, you will find her at an ice rink living out her figure skating dreams. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/gloria_sin">Follow her on Twitter.</a></p>

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Firefox 3 RELEASED: Thoughts?

Firefox 3 RELEASED: Thoughts?

As you're all well aware by now, the latest version of everyone's favorite browser is slated for release today.There's been a whole lot of coverage of the release -- Adrian Kingsley-Hughes details the changes here, Mary Jo Foley covers Microsoft competition here, musings about memory usage here and benchmarking here.

June 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Father's Day gifts for gadget freaks

Father's Day gifts for gadget freaks

With Fathers’ Day around the corner – and this being the first time I get to actually receive a gift in addition to giving one – here are five items that I think should be on every dad’s short list. (If I didn’t already own several of these, theywould all be on mine.

June 11, 2008 by in Tech Industry

iPhone 3G: The official rates from AT&T

iPhone 3G: The official rates from AT&T

Now that the iPhone 3G announcement has finally come and gone, turns out the most common rumors were right -- big price drop, GPS, slightly thicker, Exchange-friendly out of the box, not immediately available -- others not so much (nope, no (Product) RED version. My colleague Matthew Miller has some great open questions, some of which I take a stab at below.

June 9, 2008 by in Mobility

Samsung announces 3G 'iPhone killer'

Samsung announces 3G 'iPhone killer'

Coming in the Toybox inbox this morning is news of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-based 3G Samsung Omnia, announced today while Apple fanboys around the globe wait nervously for an announcement of a 3G iPhone at today's WWDC keynote.

June 9, 2008 by in Networking

IBM to cool chips with H20

IBM to cool chips with H20

Much like a Porsche boxer engine -- only much, much smaller -- scientists from the IBM Zurich Research Lab and the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin are working on a microchip that uses micro pipes of water to cool itself, IBM announced this morning.The chip's components are built in a three-dimensional stack instead of side-by-side on a silicon wafer.

June 5, 2008 by in Hardware

VIA launches 'Nano' processor family

VIA launches 'Nano' processor family

VIA seems to be making lots of waves these days.This morning, the company announced a family of five 64-bit, superscalar, speculative out-of-order processors that use 65 nanometer process technology for enhanced power efficiency and thermal management within a compact 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package.

May 29, 2008 by in Processors

D-Link introduces ethernet-to-coax kit that uses your home's existing wiring

D-Link introduces ethernet-to-coax kit that uses your home's existing wiring

Using the existing wiring of your home is a hot topic here on this blog, and it seems like D-Link's new product might make it a bit easier.This morning, networking company D-Link introduced a Coax Ethernet Adapter Kit that taps into existing coaxial wiring throughout the home, allowing the user to extend a network to devices at the entertainment system and to multiple rooms without interrupting cable service.

May 28, 2008 by in Mobility

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