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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.

Re/code: Apple wants local stations on its web TV service

engadget.com — Earlier this week, folks in the know claimed that Apple's HDTV project had been junked after more than a decade of development. Now, however, is reporting that the company is still working on an online TV service for its devices, but wants to beat its rivals by being the first to offer live video from local broadcasters.

Tinder sneaks ads for albums into your dating profiles

engadget.com — There comes a point in every zeitgeisty app's life when it wonders if it should stop eating nothing but Doritos and having those drunken one-night stands and become a mature, serious business. We've already seen Snapchat evolve from a way to distribute pictures of your genitals to a news broadcast system, and now Tinder is seriously considering becoming a music promoter.

DirecTV launches a kid-friendly video app

engadget.com — DirecTV saw what YouTube and Netflix were doing with their kid-focused apps, and decided that it, too, wanted a piece of that action. After many months of toil, the company has busted out DirecTV Kids, an iOS app that lets your rugrats consume content from your cable package at no extra cost.

Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets

engadget.com — Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end. The company's lighting division has developed an indoor navigation system that enables your smartphone to direct you straight towards the Oils & Vinegars (Specialist) section.

Propose to your beloved with this Bitcoin engagement ring

engadget.com — Much like the idea that Santa Claus wears red, the notion that you should spend a fortune on a diamond engagement ring is the invention of advertisers. So, since the act is already about ostentatious displays of wealth, why not invest your money in something more useful than a big rock -- like Bitcoin?

Lenovo sold 60 million PCs in a year, but probably won't again

engadget.com — Lenovo's basement full of accountants has released the company's financial report for the last 12 months, and it's all smiles and dollar signs. After all, it increased the cash coming in through the front door, spent big to buy buy Motorola and IBM's server business and still made a $100 million quarterly profit.

Teen arrested for breaking an entire school district's internet

engadget.com — A teenager from Idaho has landed themselves in hot water after arranging a takedown of their school district's internet access. reports that the 17-year-old student paid a third party to conduct a distributed denial of service attack that forced the entire West Ada school district offline.

3D printing your own clothes just became (kinda) a reality

engadget.com — Unless the technology, somehow, proves to be drastically limited, 3D printing is likely to the genesis of a manufacturing revolution. Now, a team in San Francisco believes that it has taken another leap towards our utopian future by building a "3D printer" for our clothes.

The French are coming... for Time Warner Cable

engadget.com — Ever since Comcast was scared off buying Time Warner Cable, a slew of other firms have been eyeing up the business for a purchase. The latest to throw a beret into the ring is French telecoms firm Altice (us neither), which and the Wall Street Journal claim has eyes on America's No.

LG busts out budget and Note-style versions of the G4

engadget.com — LG's leather-clad flagship hits stores this week, but no blockbuster device can come to the party without its squad in tow. That's why, in addition to the G4, the company is outing the Galaxy Note-troubling G4 Stylus and the budget-level G4c.
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May 25, 2015

So, someone painted something on the walls and just papered over it. Is it something from a horror movie? pic.twitter.com/64ZHySfQAN

May 25, 2015

Is anyone else kinda done with Game of Thrones? The sheer quantity of sexual violence is making me a bit itchy.

May 25, 2015

Just watched the #NCFC game in the Canary-supporting pub across the way. Beautiful game, lovely result.

May 25, 2015

@hollandizzle The pub across from me now has legit Sky instead of a dodgy Greek feed. Hope you're proud.

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