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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Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD offers 1TB; 500GB per platter

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD offers 1TB; 500GB per platter

Samsung on Wednesday announced a new line-up of high-density hard drives for high-end computing environments, the Spinpoint F3.The new drives operate at 7200RPM with capacities of up to 1 terabyte, thanks to fitting 500GB on each platter:Increased areal density per platter provides up to a 30 percent higher performance than a three-platter 1 TB in the same 3.

July 29, 2009 by in Samsung

Samsung adds full disk encryption to solid state drives

Samsung adds full disk encryption to solid state drives

Wave Systems and Samsung announced today new self-encrypting solid state drives that automatically encrypt information as it is saved to the drive, "an industry first" for SSDs, the companies say.While full disk encryption is a standard feature on typical HDDs, SSDs are a different story.

April 15, 2009 by in Samsung

Samsung's NX hybrid digital cameras unveiled, bridging gap between dSLR and compact point-and-shoot

Samsung's NX hybrid digital cameras unveiled, bridging gap between dSLR and compact point-and-shoot

Just a day before the official start of PMA 2009, electronics giant Samsung has announced its new NX Series, a new family of hybrid digital cameras that offer the performance and image quality of a dSLR and the portability and convenience of a compact point-and-shoot.Like conventional digital SLRs, the NX Series utilizes an APS-C sized image sensor, providing a much larger surface area to gather light and produce higher-quality images.

March 2, 2009 by in Samsung

The world's first 12-megapixel cameraphone is coming

The world's first 12-megapixel cameraphone is coming

Rumors are a swirlin' that Samsung plans to begin mass production on the world's first 12-megapixel cameraphone before the end of February, with the intention of releasing it in Europe first, reports UnwiredView.Telecoms Korea reports that, according to another Korean publication, the cameraphone will be unveiled at MWC 2009, just two weeks from today.

February 2, 2009 by in Samsung

CES 2009: The world's highest ultra-high definition LED TV [day 3]

CES 2009: The world's highest ultra-high definition LED TV [day 3]

Samsung certainly doesn't need any more coverage than I've already given it, but the company clearly aimed to blow out all the superlatives it could at this year's CES. I took a spin through the Samsung booth and happened upon their LED TVs, which are stunning in person in both brightness and clarity:Click the image to enlarge.

January 9, 2009 by in Samsung