This holiday season, one of the most dramatic shifts in technology consumption is the wide-scale move to streaming rather than downloading media, says Dan Ackerman, senior editor of CNET in this overview on holiday technology trends.

This is made possible by popular streaming services like Netflix and inexpensive tablets and low-powered PCs, he says.

We caught up with him earlier this month in lower Manhattan at CNET holiday technology briefing.

Here is CNET's report on holiday tech deals.

Andy Plesser