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Culture & Wearables editor, @Engadget. Technology journalist who doesn't like technology... or journalism.

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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Fitter, Happier: an eight-week exercise in using technology to help lose weight

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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.

Twitter is setting up a safety council to tackle abuse

engadget.com — Twitter has also sought out representatives from child protection agencies, anti-racism / anti-semitism groups and one of the service's biggest targets: Feminist Frequency . Frequency, led by critic Anita Sarkeesian, is more experienced than most at seeing what Twitter's ugly side looks like. Her series, Tropes vs.
Feb 09, 2016

So, folks, do you think launching a safety panel is going to fix Twitter's problems? engadget.com/2016/02/09/twi…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @danielwcooper: So, folks, do you think launching a safety panel is going to fix Twitter's problems? engadget.com/2016/02/09/twi…

You can now buy MSI's eye-tracking laptop

engadget.com — There's also a new feature that the pair are talking up -- the ability to share the position of your eyes as an overlay onto any streams that you share online. If you use a platform like XSplit Gamecaster, then you'd better just be careful not to spend too much time staring at something you shouldn't since other people will be watching.

Visa wakes up to the sound of the internet

engadget.com — Visa's already an investor in Stripe, but clearly wants companies to dump Silicon Valley upstarts like PayPal and Square. The pitch is to show that Visa's greater security, size, history, not to mention that most people already have access to a Visa card, is better than signing your life away to Google.

Foxconn likely to become Sharp's new owner

engadget.com — If is to be believed, Foxconn chief Terry Gou is looking to become a tech CEO in his own right, rather than a behind-the-scenes player. As it stands, Foxconn is the world's most prominent electronics manufacturer, producing devices for Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Amazon amongst others.

Intel's diversity report shows change is slow, but important

engadget.com — One common problem with creating a welcoming environment for women in male-dominated workplaces is in the benefits packages that are offered. Intel has pledged to increase fertility benefits, support for adoption and push the duration of its maternity leave package to eight weeks of paid leave following a birth.

Taylor Swift is getting her own mobile game

engadget.com — If you're not aware, Perry and Swift aren't friends, to the point where it's believed that the Swift song Bad Blood is about Perry. An investigation over at believes the feud began over a trio of backup dancers who had worked for the I Kissed a Girl singer.

Indycar driver tests smart shirt to track the perils of racing

engadget.com — One of the biggest hurdles that NTT had to face was to create a version of Hitoe that was made out of Nomex, the sport's approved fire-resistant material. In addition, the process of driving a car at such high speeds caused the shirt to collect a lot of junk data, thanks to the high g-forces and loud noises.

HTC burned another $101 million in the last three months

engadget.com — HTC's euphemistic press release talks about "good momentum" for its (lower-end) Desire phones as well as the A9 being "well received." Unfortunately, that hasn't translated into sales, or critical acclaim, since our Chris Velazco said that the A9 was not " the winner this company needs."

Tesla dealerships aim to play Michigan at its own game

engadget.com — Tesla, you see, wants to operate its own retail business in the same way that Apple and Samsung do, which seems reasonable enough. Unfortunately, the automotive sales world has been developing logic-defying rules to protect their interests for the better part of a century.

America is angry about Europe's tax investigations

engadget.com — America's biggest tech companies make enormous piles of money from their operations across the pond, but don't seem that concerned about paying tax. The UK, for instance, recently celebrated a deal with Google to pay $185 million on back taxes of revenue of $24 billion that it makes in the country.
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Feb 09, 2016

@peatreebojangle Thanks to this and Google, at least I know some inventive swearwords now.

Feb 09, 2016

Stock image for "Social Media" includes this delightful image of a woman trying to do a poo while wearing knickers. pic.twitter.com/zZtNhn1dtK

Feb 09, 2016

The Hatton Garden heist crew all used Android phones from Sony, ZTE and HTC. Just goes to show that there’s no Honor among thieves.

Feb 09, 2016

TIL that the actress who played Maid Marian, Kate Lonergan, (in 'and her Merry Men') quit acting to form her own hard landscaping business.

Feb 09, 2016

@holly You hit Tab and write "no clip" to fly through the wall and into the operating table, but surgeons hands pass right through you.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @BertinetKitchen: Here's my top tip for you pancakes lover! This is how we do it in Brittany! . 1/2 potato to oil the pan #PancakeDay pic.twitter.com/4JA37bnM9r

Feb 09, 2016

RT @Lawrence_Miles: Prediction: Twitter *will* alter the timeline, in such a way that its parents never meet and it ceases to exist.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @tokyo_sexwhale: My face when Americans call wafer-thin plantation powder and chicken spleggings a "pancake". pic.twitter.com/OVJxfGhmUx

Feb 09, 2016

Slack is IRC with nicer fonts and deserves precisely none of the love it gets. Come at me, bro.

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