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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.

Obama wants China to stop copying the NSA's surveillance plans

engadget.com — President Obama has criticized a Chinese plan to force US tech companies to install backdoors into their products for sale in the country. Without stopping for a moment to consider the phrase about glass houses and stones, he told that China would have to change its stance if it wanted to do business with the US.

Hillary Clinton hates using work email just as much as you do

engadget.com — There are plenty of things that unite us as a species: our need to visit the bathroom, our dislike of Bieber and our seething hatred of corporate e-mail systems. It's the third on that list that's landed Hillary Clinton in hot water since it appears that, in her four years at the state department, she avoided using official email altogether.

Microsoft's new browser previewed in video

engadget.com — It was back in January that Microsoft showed off its long-awaited replacement for Internet Explorer, currently named " Project Spartan." The new browser is designed to be light, nimble and secure, with the company stressing how deeply Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is baked into the software.

BlackBerry will release a curved-screen slider phone later this year

engadget.com — BlackBerry's recovery relies on the company's reinvention as a software and services business, which has enabled its hardware designers to go a little bit wild. At Mobile World Congress, BB's handset chief Ron Louks just pulled out a prototype of a handset that looks like the holy union between the Leap and the Passport.

AT&T's connected car tech now works with AT&T's connected home

engadget.com — Controlling your home's temperature from your smartphone is cool, but it'd make your neighbors even more jealous if you could do the same thing from your car's dashboard. That's the thinking behind AT&T's latest move, which is to bring its home automation platform in harmony with AT&T Drive, its connected car offering.

Tinder's paid service launches with a pretty sleazy catch

engadget.com — If you didn't think that your opinion of Tinder could go any lower, something new pops up to make you change your mind. The hookup app has reportedly launched its long-awaited paid tier, but in Europe, users will have to overcome something worse than left-swipes: ageism.

T-Mobile wants your WiFi spectrum to boost its coverage

engadget.com — Wireless spectrum is expensive, which is why carriers are eyeing up at the portions of our airwaves that are currently reserved for WiFi. According to , T-Mobile is planning to stick its tanks on the WiFi industry's lawn by launching a form of 4G that operates on the 5GHz band, promising better speed for uploads and downloads.

ISIS threatens Twitter employees after account was blocked

engadget.com — Middle Eastern terror group ISIS has apparently threatened the lives of Twitter's employees, as well as that of its chairman, Jack Dorsey. The threat was reportedly made as a response to the service's policy of blocking accounts that directly encourage acts of violence or illegal activities such as terrorism.

Google+ is being broken into services you might want to use

engadget.com — It's been the punchline to plenty of gags, and now it looks as if Google is finally ready to do something with its homegrown social network.

How would you change Sony's Xperia Z Ultra?

engadget.com — When Brad Molen described Sony's Xperia Z Ultra as "the best phone you'll probably never buy," it was probably true of most Sony smartphones. The 6.44-inch device had a beautiful design, good build quality, had a fast engine and could withstand water, much like every other Sony smartphone you see.
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Mar 03, 2015

@hollybrocks I wish I knew what the Spanish was for "You killed Liz Longhurst you mad bastard" cos you should have shouted that.

Mar 03, 2015

UEFA's offering the chance to win tickets to the Champions League final. Didn't bother entering, tho, Qatar always wins. #Satire

Mar 03, 2015

UEFA is offering tickets to the Champions League final. I wonder how many human rights abuses you have to commit before you win... #Satire

Mar 03, 2015

@ewasr Well, ones soldered onto the top of thick armour. Tho I imagine visible nipples is suitable for trips to Newcastle.

Mar 03, 2015

@ewasr But you'd be joining in! I'm not planning to die, cos of the whole visible scary nipple thing, obvs.

Mar 03, 2015

@ewasr Double incentive not to skip the battle.

Mar 03, 2015

@ewasr hung from the highest yardarm in Portsmouth harbour for even thinking of doing such a thing.

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