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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.

Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV is testing in California

engadget.com — It may look like a Prius that's been vomited on by Mad Max, but the vehicle you see in the clip below is probably Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV. You see, when companies begin stress-testing vehicles, they dress them down with a dodgy paint job and go riding out a deserted airfield, like the one at the old naval base in Alameda.

Apple v. Samsung judge yells 'get to the point, you two'

engadget.com — Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the courtroom battle 'twixt Apple and Samsung has ordered that both companies slim down the bundle of litigation so its easy for juries to understand. The docket currently contains 16 patent violations, six trademark issues, five " trade dress" claims and an antitrust matter -- which her Honor Judge Koh described as a "cruel and unusual punishment" for a jury.

FTC bans 'revenge porn' site owner from sharing images without permission

engadget.com — If your significant other sends you artful nudes, it'd be pretty nasty to share those pics in the event of your separation. It's a feeling that the Federal Trade Commission shares after handing down a judgment on Craig Brittain, the owner of a website that many believe traded in revenge porn.

SkyMall's savior might be one of the products that it used to sell

engadget.com — Rumors of SkyMall's demise might have been exaggerated, at least if the CEO of Scottevest gets his way. Scott Jordan, head of the company that makes coats with pockets sufficient to carry your entire gadget haul, believes that he's the man to save the moribund publication.

Amazon wants you to dump Microsoft's corporate email platform

engadget.com — Sorry to remind you of one of the more banal parts of working life, but it's time for a story about corporate email services. It's a market that's traditionally been dominated by Microsoft, although Google is managing make some in-roads with its enterprise apps platform.

Tumblr's 'big update' promotes essay writing, fewer GIFs

engadget.com — If we're honest, there isn't enough money in monochrome erotica and Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs to sustain a billion-dollar website. That's why Tumblr is doing its very best to become more of a publishing platform that can attract the sort of writing (and attention) you'd normally find on Wordpress and Medium.

Apple's now shipping as many smartphones as Samusng

engadget.com — When people talk about Apple and Samsung, the lazy narrative is to say that Apple makes the most money, but Samsung makes the most devices. According to Strategy Analytics, however, that story may no longer actually be the case.

Your Facebook feed is going to be unbearable during the Super Bowl

engadget.com — The Super Bowl, the enormous advertising event that has some American Football between the commercial breaks, takes place this Sunday. If you're not a fan, then you may have wanted to find some respite inside your Facebook feed but, unfortunately, that avenue has been closed off this year.

Your PS Vita is about to get slightly less useful

engadget.com — If you regularly use the Maps and YouTube apps on your PlayStation Vita, please raise a hand. If you'd be mightily disappointed if those were to disappear from the portable console, keep your hand up and someone will bring you a tissue.

Netflix's 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones' gets David Tennant for a villain

engadget.com — Once you've won the hearts of a planet as the dashing lead in a science fantasy show, you're faced with the lingering specter of typecasting. One actor who has managed to avoid such perils is David Tennant, who has thrown himself into any - and every - role imaginable to avoid being known as just The 10th Doctor.
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Jan 31, 2015

RT @skeptishrink: There is no "vaccination debate," "evolution debate," or "climate change debate." There is irrefutable science, and then there are deniers.

Jan 31, 2015

@akaTRENT @c_davies its a bad romance novel with enough pretend tittering to make the mums think it's edgy.

Jan 31, 2015

Tonight Matthew, I'll be playing the part of someone who has no idea what to think after seeing 'Ex Machina'

Jan 31, 2015

@akaTRENT @c_davies Chris Davies is a published author!? I knew that author photograph of EL James looked familiar.

Jan 31, 2015

RT @davidfrum: Slippery slope. If govt can force parents to vaccinate their kids, it can force them to send kids to school, not to whip them, etc.

Jan 31, 2015

RT @sashadaisical: petition for facebook dot com to add "at war with" as a relationship status.

Jan 31, 2015

DARPA's robots are going to be great at incorrectly installing AV systems and Pokemon speed runs engadget.com/2015/01/30/dar…

Jan 30, 2015

My favourite #Vines are the ones where the spoilt, entitled teenagers mess up a branch of WalMart making more work for underpaid labourers.

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