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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.

CrowdSolve wants to turn amateurs into true detectives

engadget.com — There are libraries full of stories featuring amateur detectives showing police officers how to do their job. Hell, the podcast has shown what one journalist can uncover even when investigating a murder that's more than a decade old.

How would you change Lenovo's Thinkpad Helix (2013)?

engadget.com — Lenovo's launch of the first Yoga still stands as a watershed moment in laptop and tablet design, but what of one of its successors, the ThinkPad Helix? In addition to those first two modes, you could spin the Helix's display outward, enabling you to use the device as a free-standing drawing display.

Sony's smart lock is yet another crowdfunding experiment

engadget.com — It's probably fair to say that the Sony we once knew and loved is going away as the mega-corporation tries to reinvent itself. Part of that strategy is to go all-in on PlayStation, and another, it seems, is just to get members of the public to do its product testing for it.

China's Google is probably buying a stake in Uber

engadget.com — For all of the horrifying incidents, shut-downs and PR disasters, Uber's clearly got enough potential to excite the folks over at China's Google. According to , Baidu is ready to throw anything up to $600 million at the ride sharing firm in exchange for a small stake in the company.

Co-founder of Pirate Bay says it should stay closed

engadget.com — Earlier this week, Sweden's police took down The Pirate Bay, the world's most contentious torrent site. One person who won't be mourning the closure is co-creator Peter Sunde, who would be happier if the site never came back.

Intel, IBM and Qualcomm come out swinging against Net Neutrality

engadget.com — Far as we can tell, the only people against net neutrality are the ones who want to keep holding Netflix to ransom. That said, those companies who actually build the network equipment and lay the cables for America's broadband network are now taking sides with AT&T and Verizon.

Amazon's got a new app for lazy gift givers

engadget.com — We all know that one person who, in lieu of a present, hands you a voucher and tells you to get yourself something nice. Whatever your feelings on that strategy, it's clear that Amazon wants to be the one-stop shop for that type of gift-giver. That's why the company has quietly launched Surprise!

The Navy's new laser can do more than just shoot down drones

engadget.com — We've all seen how good the navy's experimental laser is at shooting down drones, but it turns out that the hardware's got more than one party trick. A report by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that military types are also praising the surveillance capabilities of the gear, describing it as a " Hubble telescope on the water."

McDonald's is bringing touchscreen ordering to the US

engadget.com — It turns out that people aren't eating as many McHamburgers as they used to, which is a big problem if your business is all about slinging meat. So McDonald's is hoping the novelty of its "Create Your Taste" ordering kiosks will lure some customers back in.

Google's latest tool makes building Android apps even easier

engadget.com — In early 2013, Google announced Android Studio, a WYSIWYG environment that'd help you create Android applications with a lot less hassle. Now, the company is finally ready to put Version 1.0 into the hands of would-be creators across the world.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @AnitaHelmet: Friend: I just got a 'Brazilian' wax! Me: I got a 'Detroit'. I let it go unattended until it was deemed too dangerous for habitation.

Dec 18, 2014

@ajdomanico I am not going to your meeting. I am becoming a hermit.

Dec 18, 2014

Home truth: I write for a consumer technology website. Infrastructure, Enterprise Software, Funding Rounds are not stuff we cover.

Dec 18, 2014

Home truth: I am not going to come to your #CES meeting. It's just not going to happen

Dec 18, 2014

@johncolucci (I'm kidding him and Matthew Espinosa can fuck right off to the holes they came out) oh, and Lepore, obvs.

Dec 18, 2014

Because I clearly want to hang out with Jason Nash and Nash Grier.

Dec 18, 2014

Any companies planning to hire a @Vine star to do #CES pitching? I see Intel has Thomas Sanders, I'm sure more are going.

Dec 18, 2014

@finkowska I can stick my knob in that pot noodle, get satisfaction three different ways and still reside on the moral high ground.

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