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Dan Ackerman
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An unofficial price cut, plus a new pack-in game, makes the Xbox One price competitive with Sony's PS4. Read this article by Dan Ackerman on CNET.
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Check this out: New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an "adaptive" function key row that changes app by app.
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Let's take a look at the the major Yoga variants, past, present, and future...
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+Dan Ackerman With both the Yoga 2 Pro and the newly announced Yoga 2 at the $999 price point range, is there a compelling reason why someone would opt for the 2 over the 2 Pro?  Am I missing something, or will the 2 debut with a lower than listed price?
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I'm liking the Lenovo Flex 20 as a frills-free 20-inch tabletop PC (it's a pretty reasonable $750).
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Most Cyber Monday deals for laptops, tablets, etc. are for older systems with last-generation CPUs at minor discounts, or else bottom-of-the-barrel stuff. Here are a few actually worth checking out. 
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I'm interested in how Steam boxes shake-up the platform-centric world of video game consoles.  Steam is the dominant provider of digital video game downloads.  To have a box that can stream PC or Mac games to the livingroom is huge.  Once the games are ported natively to the Steam boxes, Windows will become irrelevant and Gamers will buy steam laptops instead of Windows.
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Check out the first laptop we've tested with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 880M GPU. 
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Nerd alert! Hands-on with The Elder Scrolls Online beta
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Yet another attempt to come up with a "hybrid" laptop/tablet design that works. This time, you fold the lid all the way back, and the keyboard keys sort of retract into the body. Good idea? Or just another impractical design?
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Rubbish. Laptop must be with mate screen and keyboard layout is just wrong!
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Ok, so everyone seems to be jumping on the better-than-HD bandwagon now (jargon-wise it's QHD+ or something like that), with a 3,200x1,800 screen in the new XPS 15. Does anyone really want/need this? Or has the Retina MacBook Pro make it cool?
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Did I miss something or did your tests pit the $1900 XPS against the $2600 rMBP? If we are to assume the new XPS is meant to be a direct competitor to the rMBP would it not have made more sense to pit the $2300 XPS against it and then comment on whether the 300 dollar difference is justified by Apple's smoother execution?
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Why did I shave my beard last Friday? To test facial recognition login on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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  • CNET/CBS Interactive
    Senior Editor, 2005 - present
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    Editor in Chief, 2001 - 2005
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    Senior Editor, 1999 - 2001
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When he's not recording jazz/funk-infused indie music, New York native Dan Ackerman is a former radio DJ turned journalist and has covered music, games, and tech for Men's Journal, SPIN, and other publications.

Dan's fourth album release is the bossa-nova-tinged 'The Futurist.' Inspired by his love for classic Brazilian jazz, from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sergio Mendes, the album lays bossa beats over indie jazz rock, with plenty of Rhodes organs and funky basslines.

Dan is currently a Senior Editor at CNET.com and a semi-regular TV talking head on outlets including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, BBC News and CBS News.
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  • Bronx H.S. of Science
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Fordham University
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