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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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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.

Selfie typewriter hammers out ASCII portraits

engadget.com — Dimitry Morozov, better known as vtol, is a Russian musician, engineer and artist who decided that selfies were far too modern for his liking. Instead, he wanted people to wait for their gratification, and so hooked up an iSight camera to an Arduino-controlled Brother sx-4000 typewriter.

Berkeley's artificial photosynthesis turns carbon dioxide into future fuel

engadget.com — Whenever a scientific discovery claims to have solved one of the world's most critical issues, it's hard not to get a little bit excited. Today, our hopes are riding high on the news that Berkeley University might have just worked out how to solve the problem of climate change.

Google and Facebook come out against government spying

engadget.com — The Department of Homeland Security is setting up shop in Silicon Valley, with secretary of state Jeh Johnson pushing for easier access to our private data. Naturally, both Google and Facebook have started to openly resist this call to create backdoors for state surveillance.

Comcast officially gives up on Time Warner Cable merger

engadget.com — The rather unpopular, $45 billion merger attempt between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been called off. In a very brief statement, Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said that he would have liked to pair the two companies together, but governmental pressure has killed the deal.

Europe's looking into tighter controls for America's tech titans

Documentarian recreates Trayvon Martin's shooting in VR

engadget.com — The aim of a jury trial is to recreate a moment of history with sufficient detail to let a people decide what the truth is. But unless there's video footage of the event, it can often be difficult to visualize just what went on.

Germany rules that using ad blocking software is legal

engadget.com — The ability to silence the constant braying of advertising is great, unless you're a publisher who relies upon the cash that it generates to keep running. This tension between media outlets and ad-blocking agencies has finally spilled over into a courtroom punch-up after some German newspapers took AdBlock Plus to court.

Researchers find another terrifying iOS flaw

engadget.com — It can't have escaped your attention that security experts have declared open season on Apple products over the last few weeks. At San Francisco's RSA conference, an even more terrifying exploit has been revealed that has the power to send your iPhone or iPad into a perpetual restart loop.

You'll need a leather jacket for this retro e-bike

engadget.com — If you're worried that the future will make us lose our sense of style, you should check out what the e-bike industry has been up to. In order to accommodate the electric motors and batteries, designers have thrown off the shackles of minimalist design to make retro-styled vehicles that ooze '50s B-movie chic.

Philips unveils a $5 LED lightbulb for thrifty environmentalists

engadget.com — Compared to filament bulbs, the up-front cost of LED lighting can put off plenty of people, even if they'd save cash in the longer term. Philips, however, is doing all that it can to trim the price of its energy-saving bulbs and has managed to craft a 60W equivalent that costs just $4.97.
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Apr 26, 2015

When you're chilling with the bae and she's like: " " Because she's a laminated menu from a '60s cafe and is incapable of love.

Apr 26, 2015

"Guys, I'd leave it five minutes if I were you, I just dropped the biggest crisis since the abdication."

Apr 26, 2015

@m4tt I'm not a Gluten racist, but it's time we had proper controls on bread and an Australian style points system for bagels.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @brianmoore666: To the fuckwits at the Mail - calling a possible Lab/SNP coalition the 'worst crisis since abdication' makes rather light of World War II.

Apr 25, 2015

Seriously, who calls themselves a "mastermind," makes him sound like he's a friend of Magnus Magnusson...

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