Digital City 92: Slingbox outages; high-tech subway woes; and a Nintendo-loving gorilla
On this week's show, Slingbox outages hit users around the country, we explore the two big tech industry ousters of the past week--HP's CEO and Apple's head iPhone guy--and then debate NYC's high-tech subway upgrades. Finally, we check out pics of a gorilla that got his paws on some poor zoo visitor's Nintendo DSi XL. It all makes for a busy week in the Digital City.
Dan AckermanEditorial Director / Computers and Gaming
Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of computers and gaming hardware. A New York native and former radio DJ, he's also a regular TV talking head and the author of "The Tetris Effect" (Hachette/PublicAffairs), a non-fiction gaming and business history book that has earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Fortune, LA Review of Books, and many other publications.
"Upends the standard Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg technology-creation myth... the story shines." -- The New York Times
ExpertiseI've been testing and reviewing computer and gaming hardware for over 20 years, covering every console launch since the Dreamcast and every MacBook...ever.Credentials
Author of the award-winning, NY Times-reviewed nonfiction book The Tetris Effect; Longtime consumer technology expert for CBS Mornings
This week we freak out about Slingbox outages that have hit users around the country (fortunately, the problem seems mostly solved at this point). Then, we check out the two big tech firm ousters of the past week: Apple's head iPhone guy and HP's CEO, inspiring a quick peek at HP's high-profile Envy 14 laptop.
Dan goes over some recent NYC subway nightmares, and how the MTA's high-tech makeover isn't moving very quickly; and finally, we show off some candid shots of a gorilla that got his paws on some poor zoo visitor's Nintendo DSi XL.