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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.

OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman leaves the company she co-founded

engadget.com — Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, has announced that she'll be leaving the Android gaming company that she co-founded. The executive took to Twitter to make the statement, spending the better part of an hour thanking employees, developers and backers.

TRUE LIFE: Sainsbury’s gave me a parking fine after a store manager murdered me

dwcooper.wordpress.com — A housewife was DISMAYED to find a PARKING FINE waiting on her doormat after staying too long in a Sainsbury's car park... because she'd been murdered by one of its employees. As you drive into the Smythson Road Sainsbury's (off the A14), you're greeted with a sign that tells all visitors that you can only...

Best Buy will sell the Apple Watch from August 7th

engadget.com — Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient, then you'll be happy to learn that the wearable will also be available from Best Buy on August 7th.

'Half-Life' barely runs on a smartwatch

engadget.com — We were getting a little tired of playing , an open-source emulator for some of Valve's early titles, onto the LG's first generation Doom on every G Watch. Unfortunately, playing the title from your wrist is problematic, since the frame rate can dip down pretty low and the small screen doesn't leave you a lot of room to use the soft controls.

GE and NFL team up to fund research into concussion detection

engadget.com — General Electric and the National Football League have handed a firm $500,000 to continue research into a portable system that can detect traumatic brain injury.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @DrDave01: GE and NFL team up to fund research into concussion detection- bravo to my friend @MichaelSinger98 engt.co/1gSlMTg via @engadget

Amazon accused of spying on reviewer's social media profiles

engadget.com — Amazon has reportedly blocked a person from reviewing an e-book because the company thinks that they are friends with the author. Imy Santiago attempted to post a review of an unnamed title several times, each time being told that it was in violation of the site's policy.

Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

engadget.com — The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe decals.
Jul 23, 2015

RT @engadget: Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network engt.co/1CSqv1c

Apple rumored to let other companies make Watch chargers

engadget.com — Apple is believed to be ready to let third parties build magnetic charging cables for the Apple Watch in the same way as it does for the iPhone and iPad. A report by claims that the company is gearing up to launch a Made for Apple Watch licensing program that'll enable other firms to build their own.

Top eSports league will begin drug testing players

engadget.com — The Electronic Sports League has announced that it will soon begin testing players for performance enhancing subsidies at future competitive events. The organization told Motherboard that it won't share details just yet, but will institute measures to police, educate and prevent drug taking on its watch.

Your mouse will soon work with your Xbox One

engadget.com — Beneath that shiny exterior, the Xbox One is, basically, a glorified gaming PC in a slightly smaller frame. As such, wouldn't it be great if you could play RTS games on the machine with your keyboard and mouse? The hardware can already support the former, and if Microsoft's Phil Spencer is to be believed, the latter is coming in the near future.
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Jul 27, 2015

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Jul 27, 2015

Sad to see that Ashton Michael is proud to have supplied Chris Brown with clothing for his new album cover.

Jul 27, 2015

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Jul 27, 2015

RT @MJowen174: Why can't HBO produce a show like Question Time?

Jul 27, 2015

RT @jakefogelnest: A nerd hacked New York Magazine. Congrats on the hacking, nerd. All of us are kissing girls today and talking about your epic website hack.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @corbynjokes: What's green, has 6 legs and if it fell out of a tree would kill you? Three surgeons who have worked 58 hrs non-stop in our third-world NHS

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