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Daniel Cooper's Biography

After training to be an Intellectual Property lawyer, Dan abandoned a promising career in financial services to sit at home and play with gadgets. He lives in Norwich with his wife, his books and far too many opinions on British TV comedy. One day, if he's very, very lucky, he'll live out his dream to become the Executive Producer of Doctor Who, finish that novel and retire to ...

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Only as a kid.

How is social media changing news?

In every way possible, from delivery all the way through to receipt. For instance, a Reddit user who worked for Oculus (unwittingly) revealed the merger deal months before the announcement. Most breaking news stories now are shared first on Twitter before a verified story is published, and while that means that there are a lot of hoaxes and misinformation at the beginning of an event, it’s also far more immediate than we’ve ever been used to.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, always.

IFA Day 3: TVs, TVs and more TVs

engadget.com — At long last, today is the day that the general public is allowed into the hallowed halls of Berlin's Messe to bask in the glory that is IFA. Unfortunately, much of that glory is old and we've seen a big chunk of it before.

IFA Day 2: Samsung's product showcase

engadget.com — IFA 2015 is turning out to be a trade show where the only company announcing anything of interest is Samsung. That's why our wrap-up of day two covers the company's new SmartThings Home Hub, its SleepSense monitor and the Ultra HD Blu-ray player that's coming in 2016.

IFA Day 1: 4K Smartphones and water-cooled laptops

engadget.com — IFA started with a bang as Sony whipped out the Xperia Z5 Premium, a smartphone that comes with the "world's first" 5.5-inch 4K display. That was swiftly followed by the launch of Huawei's Mate S, a phone that's designed to kill the iPhone 6 Plus by basically copying its every design feature.
Sep 03, 2015

Have you ever wanted to see a bearded @danielwcooper recapping the first day of IFA in beautiful 1080p? Wish granted engadget.com/2015/09/03/ifa…

TomTom's newest fitness watch plays music, too

engadget.com — As sales of satellite navigation units slowly dry up, TomTom is making the gentle transition into a fitness and wearables company. That's why the firm decided to smash up its existing range of bulky running watches in favor of a ground-up rebuild.

Philips improves upon its color-changing light strips

engadget.com — The idea behind Philips' Hue Lightstrips was pretty neat: a line of LEDs that change color according to your whims, but suffered in the execution. After all, the hardware couldn't offer white light, so you were forced to shut them down if you weren't in the mood for a splash of color.

Live from Sony's 2015 event at IFA!

engadget.com — Sony's press events at IFA are the very model of efficiency, with nearly every division of the company announcing some new product in just under an hour. The highlight of the show is likely to be the the Xperia Z5, a premium device that was unfortunately leaked last week.

Acer's latest Chromebook gets a flip-around screen

engadget.com — Acer has announced the Chromebook R11, the company's first Chrome OS-running device that comes with a 360-degree rotating hinge, as made famous by Lenovo's Yoga. Your eyes will be staring into an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 touchscreen, while below the keyboard you'll find an Intel Celeron processor paired with 4GB memory and up to 32GB of flash storage.

Acer's Revo Build is the Project Ara of PCs

engadget.com — Acer has announced the Revo Build M1-601, a super-small Windows 10 unit that can be expanded and customized with a series of stackable blocks. So, in the base unit you'll find a super small form factor PC that only occupies 125 square millimeters on your table and comes with a low-power Intel Pentium or Celeron chip.

India accuses Google of gaming search results

engadget.com — In Europe, Google stands accused of favoring its own products and services when providing search results to users. Now, India has joined in, with the country's Competition Commission accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in the search market.

LG dresses its luxury smartwatch in a gold suit

engadget.com — LG's Watch Urbane was a pretty watch, but it was hardly going to impress the super-rich with its sub-$300 price tag. That's why the Korean company has teamed up with Reeds Jewelers to craft the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, a shinier version of the hardware for the most conspicuous of capitalists.
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Sep 05, 2015

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