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Culture, Health and Wearables Editor — Engadget
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Culture, Health & Wearables Editor @Engadget. Technology journalist who hates technology... and journalism. (No Twitter pitches, please)

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

Fitter, Happier: an eight-week exercise in using technology to help lose weight

InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boy...

InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boy...

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, itโ€™s also far more immediate than weโ€™ve ever been used to.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, always.

Hulu is working on a live TV service for cord-cutters

Hulu is working on a live TV service for cord-cutters
engadget.com — Negotiations are still at an early stage and no firm details have been released, although the WSJ pegs the expected price at around $40 a month. It's also suggested that the service will launch at the start of 2017 and will court Hulu's 10 million-plus users who already pay for its product.

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now
engadget.com — It's always grating to see an established company launch a new product on Kickstarter but that's where FluidStance has chosen to release the UpGrade. Early backers can grab the standalone balance board for kids by throwing $129 at their screens. If you want three boards and the height-adjustable desk that goes with, it'll set you back $947.

IBM supercomputer helped design a dress it can never wear

IBM supercomputer helped design a dress it can never wear
engadget.com — These days, it's hard to get that excited by smart clothing that are developed to show off the marriage of fashion and technology. After all, it's not as if we don't see these garments popping up at every trade show and event worth mentioning.

SpaceX wins its first military launch contract

SpaceX wins its first military launch contract
engadget.com — Back in 2014, the US Air Force awarded a contract for 26 rocket launches to ULA, the space joint venture from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Musk believed that SpaceX was able to offer a better deal, and was peeved he wasn't even allowed the chance to bid for the business.

BBC and Netflix team up to remake 'Watership Down'

BBC and Netflix team up to remake 'Watership Down'
engadget.com — The BBC and Netflix have teamed up to produce a new version of Richard Adams' seminal children's novel, Watership Down. The pair will "reinterpret" the story into a four-part animated mini series that'll air in 2017 on the BBC in the UK and globally on the streaming service.

Tinder Social helps you and your crew mix and mingle

Tinder Social helps you and your crew mix and mingle
engadget.com — While that sounds a bit like a millennial version of one of those Match.com singles events where you wind up crying into a beer and going home at 10:30, for others the new feature is already turning into a privacy nightmare.

Stop trying to make me sign up for more subscription services

Stop trying to make me sign up for more subscription services
engadget.com — Here's something you didn't know you needed in your life: a Netflix, but just for the prestige films of yesteryear. That's the idea behind FilmStruck, a subscription service that's being developed by Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection.

India mandates all smartphones must come with a panic button

India mandates all smartphones must come with a panic button
engadget.com — It's not just local manufacturers that will be forced to abide by the new ruling, with outfits such as Samsung and Apple also liable. It's not the first time that manufacturers will have to tweak their designs to deal with local legislation.

What becomes of Facebook when people start to value privacy?

What becomes of Facebook when people start to value privacy?
engadget.com — Facebook is rumored to be having a crisis behind the scenes, centered around something called " original sharing." It's the technical term for the sort of personal, from-the-heart updates that people make about their own lives. For instance, a piece of original sharing content would be a written status update, a selfie or a video of a newborn puppy doing a trick.

Nokia will buy Withings for $191 million

Nokia will buy Withings for $191 million
engadget.com — Given the high quality and ease-of-use that you find in most Withings products, $191 million seems like a total bargain. The purchase itself isn't much of a surprise, since Nokia said that it wanted to branch out into health and wearables back in October.
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May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

All of the Shakespeare documentaries on the telly right now feature the front of the Mercure hotel because it's got a tudor frontage.

May 03, 2016

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