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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.

SpaceX tests the safety rockets for its manned space vehicles

engadget.com — NASA's Commercial Crew Program is an initiative to get private companies to ferry personnel to-and-from the International Space Station. SpaceX is doing its very best to show that it can do the job, and has successfully tested one of the most important components its crewed vehicle needs: the escape engine.

F-35 pilots are seeing double, but it's the plane that's drunk

engadget.com — The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be stealthy, powerful and expensive, but the plane's greatest threat isn't the enemy. Instead, engineers have discovered a software glitch that gives these new super fighters the technological equivalent of double vision.

Facebook's F8 app hints at big changes for Messenger

engadget.com — Typical. Just when you're about to unveil a new project at your own developer conference, the event's companion app breaks the news ahead of time. That's the problem that'll greet Mark Zuckerberg this morning when he finds out that the F8 conference has been blown, thanks to Facebook's F8 app.

Ford's new car will force you to obey the speed limit

engadget.com — Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster.

This smart cookie jar will only open if you deserve it

engadget.com — It's generally understood that being able to delay your gratification helps you to become more successful. Resisting everything but temptation can be difficult, which is why the kSafe is stepping in when your resolve weakens. Essentially, the kSafe is an oversized cookie jar, but one that'll only let you get at its tasty treats inside if you've achieved something that day.

China's tech giants are getting into the electric car business

engadget.com — Google and Tesla are squaring off against each other for the future of self-driving cars, so it's no surprise to see China's tech giants follow suit. Both Tencent and Baidu have announced that they'll be getting into the autonomous vehicle game in the last 24 hours.

How would you change Sony's QX10?

engadget.com — Sony's WiFi lens camera, the QX10, was one of the oddest, and brilliant, devices that we saw at IFA two ears ago. Once the hardware was dropped into Zach Honig's lap, he found that the gear was, in his words pretty accomplished.

Surviving a British winter with a not-so-smart thermostat

engadget.com — Just under a year ago, I had British Gas' Hive smart thermostat bolted on to my home's existing aged central heating system. The easiest thing to do would have been to just review it there and then, but if I'm being honest, it makes more sense to talk about a device like this when you've used it through a rough British winter.

You can buy your own 'Tron' lightcycle (if you've got 40 grand)

engadget.com — If you've ever watched Tron: Legacy and wished that you could own your own lightcycle, then May 2nd could be your only chance. Car collectors the Andrews Family is selling the bulk of its vehicle haul that includes a custom replica of the two-wheeler from the film.

FBI accuses NYPD officer of scamming road accident victims

engadget.com — When most people are short of cash, they either sell some junk on eBay or get a second job. NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Yehuda Katz, on the other hand, decided to try something a little more audacious: a scam that involved breaking into into the FBI's database.
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Mar 28, 2015

Who know who cracks spines? Bane. And nobody wants to be like him. Sorry, what? Really? Oh. People are weird.

Mar 28, 2015

Sound advice, except for the spine cracking. Which is a thing only monsters do. pic.twitter.com/CcqUBL26zK

Mar 27, 2015

2015: you don't buy products any more, you "join a community*" *of people who have bought a product pic.twitter.com/JhTtBRka1C

Mar 27, 2015

Is Maths a plural noun? I say it's "his maths are wrong" and others say "his maths is wrong". (No Americans.) (Please state credentials)

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