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

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InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boy...

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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.

Uber forms safety board, hopes to restore faith in its drivers

engadget.com — Uber's rapidly becoming a polarizing topic, with people either prepared to defend it to the hilt or attack it with similar fervor. Much of that hate comes from a belief that the firm has a lax attitude towards background checks and its passengers safety.

A Misfit Flash wrapped in glitter is still a Misfit Flash

engadget.com — Misfit has teamed up with BaubleBar to create a necklace and bracelet for the Misfit Flash that'll provide the wearable with some much-needed style points. Essentially, the Helena Necklace and Bracelet are glittery lockets that keep the device tucked inside, hanging from either a six or 32-inch chain.

3D printing files for guns are illegal in an Australian state

engadget.com — The Australian state of New South Wales has made it illegal to possess the blueprints necessary to make your own projectile weapons. Lawmakers have passed an amendment to the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 that makes it a crime to own information necessary to produce guns, like the Liberator.

'Futurama' will be resurrected as a mobile game

engadget.com — If the TV show that you love gets axed before you're ready to let it go, then there are a couple of things you can hope for. For instance, a streaming service could step in to fund a new season of the show, or people can turn to Kickstarter and do it themselves.

'Star Wars' promo turns your Google account to the dark side

engadget.com — One downside of being a billion-dollar movie studio that owns one of history's most popular film series is that it's hard getting the word out about new releases. Take Disney, which is struggling to inform the population that there's a seventh episode of the saga coming out in a few weeks.
Nov 23, 2015

Google’s added a load of Star Wars-themed features to its online apps. Rocking the Chrome Tab backgrounds right now. engadget.com/2015/11/23/goo…

Nov 23, 2015

RT @m4tt: Google’s added a load of Star Wars-themed features to its online apps. Rocking the Chrome Tab backgrounds right now. engadget.com/2015/11/23/goo…

NSA spied on your email even after program was shut down

engadget.com — The New York Times is reporting that the NSA developed a way to spy on our emails even after the program allowing it to do so was shut down. Until December 2011, the agency was entitled to bulk-collect emails at will because it was subject to oversight from the intelligence court.

WSJ: China's government wants homegrown, backdoor-free phones

engadget.com — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China's government has now leant on ZTE to produce a smartphone using predominantly local hardware that'll run COS, a homegrown operating system that's designed to be immune to US-based hacking attempts.
Nov 20, 2015

I'm delighted to have crowbarred a paragraph on Ha-Joon Chang into this story about smartphones. engadget.com/2015/11/20/wsj…

USA Today: California wrongly wiretapped 52,000 people

engadget.com — is claiming to have uncovered evidence that prosecutors in the state of California violated federal law by improperly authorizing the use of wiretaps. The paper believes that drug investigators used 738 questionable taps to intercept calls and text messages made by "more than 52,000 people."

Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too

engadget.com — If you ride a self-balancing skateboard in New York, you won't have just the seething hatred of those around you to deal with. A tweet from NYPD's 26th precinct, since deleted, pointed out that using the tech is illegal, and both and followed up with the relevant parts of state law.

Rdio's collapse will hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam

engadget.com — When a company goes under, the firms that it still owes money to have to bear the pain of those unpaid debts. Rdio's collapse has, unfortunately, sent ramifications through the tech and music industries that'll see firms like Roku and Shazam reaching for the Tylenol.
Nov 18, 2015

RT @andymorris: Rdio's collapse will hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam engt.co/1H8xuoQ via engadget

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Nov 26, 2015

Love it when people describe movement in space as dances. Can't wait for someone to talk about Io's twerking moves with Callisto.

Nov 26, 2015

Someone rang the doorbell and sprinted off before I could reach it. Then I spotted Richard Bloody Ashcroft hiding behind the post box.

Nov 26, 2015

RT @ScottHoad: To the tune of 'Tragedy' Kedgeree! It's a rice-based dish and it's made with fish It's Kedgeree!

Nov 26, 2015

Tickets for TechCrunch Disrupt acquired, hit me up if you've got something cool going on.

Nov 26, 2015

It's all about ethics in carved cheese journalism.

Nov 26, 2015

@sarabenwell I mean, that is kinda what has happened. Cuts for student nurses, above-inflation increase in the royal stipend.

Nov 26, 2015

@sarabenwell if it's a fight between Nurses -- NURSES -- and the Queen, you know whose side I'll take.

Nov 26, 2015

@sarabenwell Few more than that, I'd wager. Not sure Queenie's going to benefit from a new helicopter.

Nov 26, 2015

How many student nurses would £42.8 million get us?

Nov 26, 2015

Looking for a high definition TV this #BlackFriday? Put a brick through your local branch of Currys at 3am this morning.

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