Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad

Is an iTunes Revamp On the Way? Let’s Hope So

The latest Apple rumor making the rounds is that iTunes is getting a major overhaul before the end of 2012. If that's true,…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / July 12, 2012

July 2012’s Best Video Games

Unlike the movie industry, which churns out one blockbuster hit after another all summer long, the video game biz saves its big guns for the…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / July 10, 2012

Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet: The Best $200 You Can Spend on a Gadget Right Now

Microsoft is making tablets now, so why shouldn't Google? The company behind the Android phone/tablet operating system (plus the Chrome web browser, Gmail and…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / July 5, 2012

Spotify Gets a Little Bit Freer With New Mobile Radio

On a PC or Mac, Spotify is great. The app is easy to download and install, and the ad-supported free version of the online…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / June 25, 2012

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet: What Are They Thinking?

Microsoft held a surprise press conference in Los Angeles this week to reveal its new Surface touchscreen tablet. Surface looks sleek and sexy,…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / June 20, 2012

Meet the Badass New MacBook Pro

I love my 15-inch MacBook Pro. Let's get that out of the way first. It's my main work machine, and I do everything on it…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / June 15, 2012

He Said, She Said: The Best Games Unveiled at E3

If you've been saving up your pennies for the next big video game console, you've pretty much got one choice, the new Wii U from…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / June 11, 2012

U, Too: Hands On Nintendo’s New Console

Using an iPad-like tablet controller instead of the motion-control wands of the original Wii (although you can still use those as well), the Wii U…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / June 8, 2012

E3 Preview: Tomorrow’s Video Games, Briefly Teased Today!

The eyes of video-game fans turn to Los Angeles each spring for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Better known as E3, this trade show, running June…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / May 30, 2012

Should You Dump Your Junk on Google Drive?

Cloud computing is one of those trendy terms that people throw around liberally these days, even if they don't quite understand what it means. I…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 30, 2012

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Gets a Backlight

Both Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook deserve a lot of credit for getting people to read more, thanks in large part to the…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 26, 2012

Sony Unveils Three New Music-Related Games

A good music-based video game can be hard to come by. Sure, there were countless iterations of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but that entire…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 23, 2012

Nintendo 3DS Scores Exclusive 3D Shins Video

We've seen bands use video games as a platform to debut songs and videos before (Mìtley Crüe's single "Saints of Los Angeles" in Rock Band,…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 13, 2012

Are Google’s ‘Project Glass’ Goggles for Real?

It's typically the stuff of sci-fi movies, but what if you could actually don a pair of augmented reality glasses and have them overlay all…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 10, 2012

He Said, She Said: Draw Something

Our latest app addiction: Draw Something…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / April 4, 2012

He Said, She Said: iPad 2 Vs. the New iPad

Another year, another new iPad. For the third version of Apple's popular tablet, fans lined up the night before at Apple stores around the world…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / March 20, 2012

He Said, She Said: Should You Upgrade to the New iPad?

After months of fevered speculation, Apple's new iPad has been revealed. It pretty much matched our predictions (except for the lack of…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / March 9, 2012

He Said, She Said: Samsung Galaxy Note

Tablets and smartphones have evolved to the point where they're all essentially carbon-copies of one another. That's why Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note stand…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / March 6, 2012

Apple iPad 3: Fact and Fiction

Late last year, bold prognosticators put their markers down, declaring that Apple would release a version of the iPad tablet sometime in the spring of…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / February 29, 2012

He Said, She Said: The New PlayStation Vita

Libe: Strictly as far as visuals, the PlayStation Vita is definitely a sexy piece of hardware, with a shiny black body, a big bright touchscree…
By: Dan Ackerman and Libe Goad / February 25, 2012