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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.

Doomed Indiegogo hopes to crowdfund Greece's debt relief

engadget.com — Can crowdfunding do something better than make a beer cooler with a built-in Bluetooth speaker? That's what Thom Feeney believes after setting up an Indiegogo campaign to pay Greece's $1.7 billion loan fee that it owes to the International Monetary Fund.

Top Googler leaves to set up new cybersecurity agency

engadget.com — One of Google's most well-regarded security researchers is leaving the company, reportedly to help the government beef up its cybersecuity. is reporting that Peiter "Mudge" Zatko will be building a new agency that examines electronic threats in a similar manner as the famous Underwriters Laboratories does for safety research.

Arrested Uber France executives will stand trial on September 30th

engadget.com — The two Uber executives who were arrested yesterday will stand trial on September 30th, according to . Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and European GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty stand accused of running an illegal ride-sharing service, as well as "concealing digital documents" from the authorities.

'Top Gun 2' will pit Tom Cruise against drones

engadget.com — Cinema always reflects our anxieties back onto us, so it's no surprise to see that the Top Gun sequel will involve unmanned aerial vehicles. Producer David Ellison told the Guardian that Tom Cruise will return to the series that made him famous, with a story where Maverick tries to out-maneuver a fleet of drones.

Diet-based 'video game' claims to make you thinner

engadget.com — We know that Pavlovian conditioning can make you do all sorts of crazy things, so could it be used to make us all a bit healthier? Psychologists from the universities of Exeter and Cardiff believe that it's possible after building a "computer game" that, essentially, trains you to steer clear of bad food.

Mythbusting with 'Mr. Hyperloop'

engadget.com — Dirk Ahlborn is two hours behind schedule, and it's no surprise, since the project that he represents has the potential to change the world. He's the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the firms that's dedicated to building those high-speed tubes people of the future are always traveling in.

Fruit scraps and algae: It's what's for dinner

engadget.com — Supercomputers are dreaming up crazy new ways to cook the food that we have today, but will we eat the same things in the future? For instance, when news of California's drought began to hit, people wondered if switching to a diet rich in insects would be the only way to survive.

Redefining the purity ring

engadget.com — "I know that we can't change people's behavior," says Irina Rymshina, "but in later life they may want children and they certainly don't want cancer. I think that we can help them." She's talking about Hoope, a wearable device that, it's hoped, will be able to put an STD clinic on your thumb.

Google could build a hoverboard, but won't

engadget.com — Buried deep in the bowels of Google's top-secret X lab is the technology that could, theoretically, enable us to all have a Back to the Future -style hoverboard. Unfortunately, according to the lab's director of moonshots, that's where it's going to stay, disappointing all of the bullied nerds of Hill Valley.

Amazon makes it more expensive to get people to do stuff for you

engadget.com — Mechanical Turk, Amazon's "human intelligence task" marketplace is about to get slightly more expensive. For the first time since 2005, the company is going to increase the cut it takes from each transaction, upping the figure from 10 to 20 percent.
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @sliderulesyou: Gone completely grey, but also superhot: The GILF of weather systems. #hottestdayoftheyear

Jul 01, 2015

RT @MorenikeAdebay0: Copywriter: "to hit London since..." Boss: CRAIG DAVID CW: But he hasn't had a #1 single since 2000! B: Craig. David. pic.twitter.com/TUUaf0XYWd

Jul 01, 2015

@sarabenwell No insight there. I fancied a whole host of women off the telly.

Jul 01, 2015

RT @mikebutcher: The Tale Of The Talented Mr C․ — Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel tcrn.ch/1LHzMM0 by @mikebutcher

Jul 01, 2015

@sarabenwell I fancied the pants off both her and Kirstie Alley as a younger person but obviously being mental in a bad way - not now.

Jul 01, 2015

Also notice how none of the people on that list are individuals you'd like to spend more than 2 minutes of time with.

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