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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Weekend Gadget Guidance: Lower your phone bill

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 in Mobility

Sony, Sanyo, Panasonic battle for compact camcorder crown

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 in Hardware

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

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 in Telcos

Firefox 3 Beta 5 released. Thoughts?

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 in Enterprise Software

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

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 in Mobility

Can the Apple logo make you more creative?

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 in Apple

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