Andrew Nusca

Former editor

Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily News. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. He also happens to be a reformed rock drummer who digs food, cities, words and neckties. He is based in New York.

Andrew Nusca does not hold any investments in the companies he covers.

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Microsoft 'Pink' phones, Turtle and Pure, leaked in pictures

Microsoft 'Pink' phones, Turtle and Pure, leaked in pictures

Not satisfied with just leaking Microsoft's under-wraps Courier tablet, Gizmodo went and leaked photos of alleged Microsoft "Pink" project phones, named Turtle and Pure.A post published just moments ago reveals that the curiously named and shaped phones will be manufactured by Sharp, which will co-brand the devices with Microsoft.

September 23, 2009 by in Laptops

Culture of cheap: How discount computers cost the consumer

Culture of cheap: How discount computers cost the consumer

The American obsession with low-priced products -- especially electronics -- is actually bad for the individual consumer. According to one expert, the race to the bottom cramps innovation, speeds the decline of successful industries and alters our expectations of product quality. Are thinning margins and the economics of cheap ruining our attitudes?

August 12, 2009 by in Laptops

$299 laptop specials keep back-to-school shoppers happy; would you buy over a Netbook?

$299 laptop specials keep back-to-school shoppers happy; would you buy over a Netbook?

Specials for fully-featured notebook PCs with $299 price tags are helping laptops stake out ground against the popular 10-inch Netbook segment in a tough economy.With bigger screens, optical drives, much more memory and some graphics horsepower to speak of, the $299 laptop is, believe it or not, giving 10-inch Netbooks a run for their money, reports Brooke Crothers for CNET.

August 16, 2009 by in Laptops