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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General Electric appliances strive for 'net-zero energy homes'

General Electric appliances strive for 'net-zero energy homes'

General Electric has unveiled a research project that intends to help homeowners cut annual energy consumption to zero by 2015.GE plans to "combine on-site power generation through solar panels or wind turbines with energy-efficient appliances and on-site storage," according to an article by Martin LaMonica on CNET.

July 15, 2009 by in Storage

Seagate demos 6Gbps hard-drive transfer speed

Seagate demos 6Gbps hard-drive transfer speed

In collaboration with AMD, Seagate announced today its demonstration of a new hard drive Serial ATA interface, tentatively called SATA3, that offers speeds up to 6Gbps, or 600MBps.Currently most consumer-grade computers use either the SATA or SATA2 interface that offers cap throughput speeds of 1.

March 9, 2009 by in Storage

How-to: Build a $300 DIY NAS device with Ikea

How-to: Build a $300 DIY NAS device with Ikea

The crazy chaps at Indestructibles have cobbled together a how-to guide on building one's own network attached storage, or NAS, device.Using the stainless steel "Emu" box from IKEA ($7 per set), one Instructables user created a NAS system to be proud of.

March 10, 2009 by in Storage