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Dan Ackerman @danackerman "Upends the standard Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg technology-creation myth...The story shines." — The New York Times

Senior Managing Editor, @CNET; TV news talker, @CBS; Host, CNET Book Club; Author, The Tetris Effect; Game designer, Techlandia. https://t.co/JSn3fOZXav

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Joined Twitter 4/5/07


Current mood... https://t.co/Jrj4L6vOjGI'm hoping for the theme to Manimal next... https://t.co/1xP9aQoZEXA good cause indeed! And Phil has a “surprise” for all fans. https://t.co/ABaVYyCPyY
Retweeted by Dan AckermanThe right Macbook for you depends on what you're using it for: MacBook Air 👉Schoolwork, web surfing and movies. Mac… https://t.co/ZEdUuLzrdv
Retweeted by Dan AckermanHELENA BONHAM CARTER stars in this groundbreaking Cinema Quarantino Production DAS FONE HELL. At vast expense, film… https://t.co/50uXatAqzm
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5/24
2020
"When it comes to a subject as inconvenient as meat, it is tempting to pretend unambiguous science is advocacy." https://t.co/gaRAY4E9unCrazy. Woke up this morning with an unauthorized purchase on my @Microsoft Windows App Store account. After finally… https://t.co/RashenaIq5
5/23
2020
The president has called three prominent black journalists dumb in the last month alone. https://t.co/XXUTeRL6XS
Retweeted by Dan AckermanJust one more turn... https://t.co/pHLkTYssRZ
Retweeted by Dan AckermanTo clear up this misinformation: this is an APPLICATION for a mail ballot. There’s another verification step in the… https://t.co/Ptj2KomziB
Retweeted by Dan AckermanAdventure Lab is a ticketed VR escape room from Pixar/Oculus alums that has a live actor host, launching today. ⁦… https://t.co/CpXqBCJq7B
Retweeted by Dan AckermanI reviewed the Oculus Quest a little over a year ago. And, a year later, it’s still the most exciting gadget I can… https://t.co/rc8M1uyCQ6
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @jetscott @SamitSarkar Unwatchable! @jetscott The actual film-making is fine, but Alden Ehrenreich is literally as unwatchable as Hayden Christensen, h… https://t.co/phVMKT2ym0
5/22
2020
Wow. https://t.co/wPKZWj3N84Apple Glass(es) reports continue to grow. Here’s what’s been floating out there, and some thoughts on what else cou… https://t.co/1hSewh3vAt
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5/21
2020
Many of us have been under stay-at-home orders for around two months, and now we're looking for new and safe ways t… https://t.co/Yub8OxVfeb
Retweeted by Dan AckermanMy other big project this morning: How to figure out which MacBook is right for you -- 13-inch Air vs. 13-inch Pro… https://t.co/vIFbeQiWmhSetting up to beam into @CBSThisMorning today at 8:44am ET to talk about our best @CNET tips for using tech to stay… https://t.co/3CKqd3au84 @Serrels You're writing this as an article, right?I wrote a short guide decoding some of the absolute bullshit that companies will tell you after they've had a data… https://t.co/gLn9vnprx8
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5/20
2020
@kthorjensen Man that new Scooby Do movie sounds weird...
5/19
2020
Go listen to @Reggie and @haroldgoldberg talk about games in the new @NYVGCC podcast -- It's for charity and it lau… https://t.co/yt8b0mbBFr @richdemuro Same — it’s one of the few places open around here, so I’ve gone a bit nuts, got a powerwasher, orbital… https://t.co/mj1Qq0cvEQ @mims I’d volunteer to copyedit everyone’s Tweets and emails. Oh, wait...
5/18
2020
@cheapskateblog Years ago, I installed a big, heavy plasma into brick (no fireplace, though), worked great, just ne… https://t.co/AVyHHgLz9V @jdolcourt After literally building a new wood fence outside the house (real world, not Animal Crossing...), I down… https://t.co/lVEXaztJIEIt’s 2020, why am I still connecting a new printer to my network by trying to type with these little buttons? https://t.co/CR8br2GQL6
5/17
2020
@metaplexmovies Intro needs to be less of a prestige picture, with more of a low-budget/dangerous feeling. The answer: Kiss Me Deadly.You guys, I did it — I found the absolute worst person in the world right now. The only surprise is that he’s a Tik… https://t.co/nSEV30sD5T👀 the kicker to the NYT's new story about Zuckerberg https://t.co/TzcNNYzIeg https://t.co/1xrwpeRnkX
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @jetscott @evgrieve I see a brilliant future merger... @GarryBerger @emptywheel @drewonpaper @mtaibbi If large readership and/or viewership is the primary metric for taki… https://t.co/iwAcUAYU9aHappy to see that the classic B&H reopens today on 2nd Avenue. They’ll be open for takeout & delivery from 9 am to… https://t.co/rkvhPN28R8
Retweeted by Dan AckermanHow to extend the life of your laptop https://t.co/bEPl6s2vvm https://t.co/z81cfHv1ef
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5/16
2020
Great piece by @jetscott on @cnet -- we're all living in the holodeck now, and there's no going back... https://t.co/FxxeK43W0Y @edokeefe @RepEliotEngel @IsaacDovere I mean, I’m sympathetic — the guy’s 73, and probably shouldn’t be traveling.… https://t.co/9Mz6UMqdTNIt looks like the baseball commissioner is Skyping into CNN from Del Boca Vista. I’m surprised there’s not a plasti… https://t.co/dz5gmrVEIe
5/15
2020
Wow, GTA V (PC version) is free right now on the Epic Games Store -- the website is totally overloaded, but I was j… https://t.co/eGs3km0cKZThis...is interesting https://t.co/2SgezD9wMi
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @joan_e @dkatzmaier Don't sleep on the trainwreck 1980 TV movie version of Brave New World with Keir Dullea, Bud Co… https://t.co/fhcXIQk0vYHere's my take on the big overhaul: https://t.co/MIWGtA1XCBThis game is so much better now than when it launched. You should give it another try. https://t.co/gexxIm5Ozz
5/14
2020
As mentioned by @LoriGrunin on @CNET -- Dell has brought back the 17-inch XPS 17 for the first time in many, many y… https://t.co/XVgxOO67eBFirst look: Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5 looks wild, but is coming in 2021. Epic Games’ ⁦@TimSweeneyEpic⁩ also… https://t.co/1QMmyQN1Vc
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @waltmossberg Echoing my philosophy of "Carbs don't count during a pandemic."Here it is: Weeks of arguing, notes, pickups, reshoots (basically your classic blood sweat and tears) went into thi… https://t.co/qdEnq4XhGc
Retweeted by Dan AckermanSad email subject line of the day: "🎂 Birthdays Aren't Cancelled!" Narrator voice: They were.If you want to understand how Russia seeks to change America, read this piece: https://t.co/AwvYO6m3s6
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5/13
2020
This got my heart doing a Kickflip McTwist https://t.co/sfzKTFjP1R
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @RogerWCheng Plug your soundcloud.The new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is our new Editor's Choice winner. You prob don't need a smart lock, but if you wan… https://t.co/5hVHCxS7fl
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5/12
2020
Love this little thing. ⁦@ByJoshG⁩ with hands-on thoughts. https://t.co/W7ARtmtnkn
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @Serrels Bioshock and Mass Effect, but I admit that makes me kinda basic.
5/11
2020
This may not technically follow the rules of good headline writing, but I was indeed intrigued and wanted to learn… https://t.co/2yFuOHS73kI meant to write about my obsession with Existenz last year. Instead, I wrote about it this year. https://t.co/5Wb4292K7g
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5/10
2020
Another memorable (and very grim) design on the @nytimes front page. https://t.co/uJmphMPxTS
Retweeted by Dan AckermanWhat a spectacular story this is, and a lovely antidote for the dystopianism all around us lately. Highly recommend… https://t.co/fxyIf5ZsP5
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @benfoxrubin @_MrAutumn_ @Tim_Stevens We’re probably at roughly the same latitude...Upon closer inspection... https://t.co/yZrRS1TDVxWhat the? https://t.co/WPZhkUcm1A
5/9
2020
Microsoft is offering to repair for free Surface Laptop 3 screens that cracked for seemingly no apparent reason. An… https://t.co/3ayiSrMt0N
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman"Pichai also addressed employee burnout, telling workers to take a day off in late May." A single day. https://t.co/3h8OVPelhe
Retweeted by Dan AckermanThis is, I hope, the final word on the late, not-so-great MacBook butterfly keyboard (even though I know it won't b… https://t.co/NU2WqitDOV @c_davies The only silver lining is like everything else online, it works --until one day it doesn't anymore.
5/8
2020
@jetscott I want Cyberpunk Fish People Playing Sportsball, pls.Also, watch some Xbox Series X gameplay hype going on live right now from Microsoft -- watch the embed live here: https://t.co/vnXcZXKP7cMan contemplating a MacBook in the woods. https://t.co/q7gPGmmnuQI got my hands on the just-announced new 13-inch MacBook Pro -- big surprise, it looks and feels like a MacBook Pro… https://t.co/hsZmFdvxGL
5/7
2020
We just got out hands on the Surface Go 2, so stay tuned to hear more from @danackerman https://t.co/bNPHBUTXi9
Retweeted by Dan AckermanAnd the mini-Surface from Microsoft, called Surface Go, is back. Bigger screen, better CPUs, but yes, it still ship… https://t.co/Vlmzz4GP4WAnd here's @jetscott talking to some of the only actors with actual paying gigs right now -- VR actors! https://t.co/WEb9IsGgHYLots of great tech stuff going on today -- @LoriGrunin on the new Microsoft Surface Book 3 -- part hybrid, part gam… https://t.co/lIqDTeZ1mDWhat will theater look like in a world where physical spaces are gone for a while? Zoom is enabling a lot, but acto… https://t.co/KEeF5ZaNe2
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5/6
2020
“Models show that if 80 percent of people wear masks that are 60 percent effective, easily achievable with cloth, w… https://t.co/b3pPWsbNaq
Retweeted by Dan Ackerman @DannyGroner first dot last at cnet dot com @sksdeux Hopefully very soon...
5/5
2020
I won a Pulitzer Prize today, and I’m on my second week of unpaid furlough starting next Monday. Please subscribe… https://t.co/z4sVihezxP
Retweeted by Dan AckermanCongratulations to @colsonwhitehead and @doubledaybooks. #Pulitzer https://t.co/8L7x2Jq9hD
Retweeted by Dan AckermanIf one positive thing comes of all this, it'll be the decline of the dreaded "open office." https://t.co/hqi2DBgGAJMy giant beard and I feel the same way about shaving. https://t.co/TfaaUpyOHz @bendreyfuss @falconejp Less likely to completely self-destruct if a microscopic dust particle gets between the keys.New 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro this AM! Sorry, no 14-inch screen, but 10th-gen Intel options and double the base sto… https://t.co/LGqMviMItG
5/4
2020
Great profile of Forbidden Planet (@FPNYC) by @RogerClark41 on @ny1! Like general manager @jeffayers, I was a Bronx… https://t.co/Ih6hSF71Ok
5/2
2020
Very excited for this. Based on one of my favorite books in years. https://t.co/qu5ZNpUeCdIn case you've been wondering, Fallout 76 with the new Wastelanders update and tons of new NPCs, is really, really… https://t.co/uCkGuIkFcv @HeerJeet I mean, Cat People alone... (plus I Walked with a Zombie)...Need another reason to move your HBO subscription’s billing from Amazon Channels/Roku/Apple/Google Play/your cable… https://t.co/inYKKU9LEY
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5/1
2020
Wow. Rest in power to such an important ancestor. https://t.co/P8kKk3KFRD
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4/30
2020
Big News! @Reggie and I are developing a seven-part podcast! Called "Talking Games With Reggie And Harold," this… https://t.co/fdsfoKHT6F
Retweeted by Dan AckermanNarrator voice: "It was, though." https://t.co/aimma1kStN
4/29
2020
@Tim_Stevens @jeffvandermeer Hello from across the boarder in Vermont -- we've got a family of bears in the area... https://t.co/Rli1KHrlLG @waltmossberg @nytimes It's true -- the remote school workload is surprisingly heavy, even for grade-school kids, a… https://t.co/qi93kmaYLKDJI's smartest camera drone arrives and loaded with amazing tech https://t.co/Xx3sdLjdRJ
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4/28
2020
@truestorydesu Echoing everyone else — 42 when my first book was published. Not a bestseller, but got a NY Times review. ;)And speaking of gaming, it's the last few days to support Frosthaven (the sequel to Gloomhaven) by @Cephalofair on… https://t.co/oPF4Bh6v6VListen, it's the weekend, which means its time to figure out what games you're going to play next week while preten… https://t.co/NO5Sd3Anot
4/26
2020
I so appreciate the way this reporter didn’t let him get away with his gaslighting when he first denied it was a Co… https://t.co/2YPjsSzfCA
Retweeted by Dan AckermanWe are devastated to share the news that our beloved colleague Richard Hake has died. https://t.co/isoabk9i66
Retweeted by Dan AckermanHey Bret Stephens (who you can’t even @ anymore) and @nytopinion, this assertion in your column today has no basis… https://t.co/0z1wSAgtqp
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4/25
2020

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