Digital City 71: PS3 Meltdown; spying on school laptops; and deconstructing Heavy Rain (podcast)

This week, we follow new developments in the system-wide PS3 meltdown, find out why a New York school administrator named "Dan Ackerman" is spying on kids' laptops, and engage in a spoiler-filled discussion of Heavy Rain.

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This week, we follow new developments in the system-wide PS3 meltdown, which knocked PS3 gamers off the grid for most of Monday. Then, we find out that a New York school administrator coincidentally named "Dan Ackerman" is spying on kids' laptops. Does this mean Dan now officially has an evil doppelganger?

HD video on a Netbook is something of a misnomer, but as we demonstrate, equiped with the right hardware and the latest beta Flash player from Adobe, you can play and stream HD video to a Netbook (with varying degrees of success). Finally, we engage in a spoiler-filled discussion of Heavy Rain -- so hit mute when we warn you, if you haven't finished the game yet.

Related links:
>> Watch "evil" Dan Ackerman spy on kids' laptops!
>> New developments in HD video for Netbooks
>> Heavy Rain: Playing with your emotions

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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