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
Maybe I give off some unusual electrical impulse, but whatever the reason, I'm the guy who can crash any computer or application in no time flat. Hard drives melt down under my fingers, I get a couple of BSODs a week at least, and naturally, I've even managed to crash Google's new supposedly super-stable browser, Chrome.
That in itself isn't terribly noteworthy, but I did appreciate the humorous message Chrome gave me (while trying to preview an upcoming CNET review), so I screengrabbed it for your viewing pleasure.