What we Craved this week

Touch-screen Walkman rumors, a $99 Netbook, cheap HDMI cables, and PlayStation Home beta opens up.

Canon black dot
Canon's black dots are perplexing some photogs. Stephen Hoerold

You've probably been shopping your little consumer hearts out in preparation for the holidays. So if you didn't keep track of all the goings-on here at Crave this week, we understand. Here's a roundup of some of the week's best stories.

• Rumors surfaced that a touch-screen, OLED Sony Walkman will appear at CES 2009. Don't bet on it, says CNET's Donald Bell.

• Radio Shack will offer a $99 Netbook, but there's a catch .

• PlayStation finally opened its "Home" to the public .

• CNET's Stephen Shankland tried to get to the bottom of Canon SLR's "black dot" issue .

• Are Blu-ray players already a commodity ?

• We said it once, we'll say it again: don't buy overpriced HDMI cables .

Have a good weekend! And if you have any tips we should know about, be sure to write to us at crave dot cnet dot com.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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