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Tech Update with CNET's Dan Ackerman

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Nintendo's 3DS handheld gaming device with a 3D display. Nintendo recently posted losses for the first time in 30 years. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

CNET's Dan Ackerman joins the show to talk about tech news and more in our weekly technology update.

Apparently Team Super Mario isn't quite as "super" as they once were — video game company Nintendo is posting its first financial loss in 30 years. Nintendo is one of the oldest and biggest gaming companies in the world, but gaming is moving away from stand-alone gaming devices and towards smart phones and tablets.

Popular video game Skyrim adds a new feature that lets you control the game by shouting at your TV. To borrow a a phrase from our friend Luke Burbank, we're giving this a 'not awesome.'

Plus, Google's new cloud service Google Drive has launched.


Dan Ackerman is a senior editor at CNET.

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