Stephen Shankland
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Firefox OS on the ZTE Open

Show summary: A new operating system from Firefox runs on this mid-range handset

Category: First Look

February 24, 2013
Hands-on with Google's Chromebook Pixel

Show summary: Stephen Shankland goes hands-on with Google's first touch-screen laptop, the Chromebook Pixel.

Category: First Look

February 21, 2013
Innovations to keep Moore's Law alive

Show summary: In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Stephen Shankland discuss the decades-old principle of Moore's Law and if it could ever fail. Hear how the chip industry is developing new technologies to make sure computers keep getting smaller, faster, and smarter.

Category: Inside Scoop

October 14, 2012
Reporter's Roundtable Ep. 125: Google I/O dissected on Reporters' Roundtable

Show summary: The search company launched new hardware products, a new push into media distribution, and staged a product pitch during a skydive. Are we watching a new Google emerge?

Category: Reporters' Roundtable

June 29, 2012
HTML 5 vs. Flash

Show summary: HTML 5 and Flash are battling for the future of the Web. The competing platforms--one open (HTML 5), one proprietary (Flash)--both support video, interactivity, and access to local devices. Which will the Web embrace? To discuss, we have Stephen Shankland of CNET and John Herrman of Gizmodo.

Category: Reporters' Roundtable

February 12, 2010
Google Chrome OS

Show summary: What's behind the Google Chrome OS, technologically and from a business perspective? Rafe Needleman discusses with CNET writers Stephen Shankland and Gordon Haff.

Category: Reporters' Roundtable

December 11, 2009
Ep. 1119: Do we want Google knowing every site we go to?

Show summary: Google is opening a DNS service that will provide the service of resolving those domain names you type in, into the website servers you want to visit. But that could really give Google a complete picture of who you are. Do you want that? We also chat about the World Cup coming in 3D and the results of BitLocker encryption being broken.

Category: Buzz Out Loud

December 4, 2009
The Dangers of cloud computing

Show summary: Can you trust your personal or business data in the cloud? This week, CNET senior writer Stephen Shankland and cloud security expert Christofer Hoff discuss what it takes to make a cloud service safe, and how to deal with them while they're getting there.

Category: Reporters' Roundtable

October 23, 2009
BOL 1081: Rafe's last day on Comcast

Show summary: Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any internet at all. Barnes and Noble is rumored to be rolling out an Android E-book reader while Steve Ballmer claims that the PC is the best E-book reader.

Category: Buzz Out Loud

October 9, 2009
Ep. 989: Three geeks and a lumberjack

Show summary: But the question is, who's the lumberjack? (Psst. It's Shankland. Watch the video version). We also discuss chainmail Ziploc bags, what a spleen is good for and even whether you should download Chrome for the Mac. We all agree Hulu could ruin themselves if they charge for content in the wrong way.

Category: Buzz Out Loud

June 5, 2009
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About Me

  • Member since:

    February 5, 2004


    Senior writer
  • Short bio:

    I've been a reporter at CNET since 1998, covering all kinds of technology issues. I have a particular focus on Web browsers, Web development, and digital photography. In the past I've been the beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers, and supercomputers. For some perverse reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for the work of standards organizations and I/O interfaces.
  • Interests:

    cartography, photography, travel
  • Tech Interests:

    Web browsers, digital photography, mapping, interconnects, compilers
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    Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.8, Chrome OS, Android, iOS

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