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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.

3D-printed livers go on sale to impatient scientists

engadget.com — So far, the biggest benefit of 3D-printing organs is that you don't need someone to donate their body to medical science before you can do an experiment. That's why Organovo's big news is so exciting for scientists, since the company has let it be known that its 3D-printed livers are now on sale.

Aereo's video streaming fairy tale ends at Chapter 11

engadget.com — When a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it means that it's mere moments away from being torn to pieces by its creditors. That particular regulation also provides room for a turnaround, but given that the Supreme Court has essentially made its business model illegal, it's not looking good for Aereo.

Investment bank builds Oculus Rift app to fly you around your stocks and shares

engadget.com — Well hello there, I'm Augustus Q. Moneybags, inventor of the word "Funtrepreneur" and thrillionaire owner of Military Industrial Complex LLC. Now, I may be an internationally loved businessman, y'see, but that doesn't mean I'm too good at calculatin' those ol' numbers, y'see.

The food industry's next big hope is to sell you exercise in a can

engadget.com — In every business, from the Amalgamated Rubber Sole Company through to the halls of Nabisco, someone, somewhere, is dreaming of a pill that instantly makes you thin. Several already exist, but if you don't want to sit through that one worrying side-affect of Xenical or find a way to get a large quantity of Speed delivered to your garage, then a double-hander of diet and exercise is the only way to go.

Jeff Bezos gifts Fire Tablet owners six months of access to his newspaper

engadget.com — bought the Washington Post with his own money, but that doesn't mean that the paper won't be extra friendly to the boss' other company. The outfit has launched a new tablet-friendly app that's designed for a "national and international" audience but, as rumored, it's exclusive to Amazon's Fire Tablets for the next six months.

Amnesty International wants to help you avoid government surveillance

engadget.com — It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that we're all being spied upon, either by the NSA, GCHQ or some scammer trying to get our credit card details. For journalists and political activists in countries without some respect for due process or democracy, being spied upon can have some terrifying consequences.

Stanford University makes its own Gecko-inspired wall climbing pads

engadget.com — Military types are obsessed with the Gecko because of the unique structure of its feet, which enable it to climb walls like Spider-man. Earlier this year, DARPA told the world that one of its labs had built a pair of pads that would enable a 218-pound person wearing 50 pounds of gear to pretend that they're Tobey Maguire.

Shot Tracker's wearable basketball coach launches today

engadget.com — If you love nothing more than dunking slams and rolling fingers, then you may be wondering where the consumer-level basketball technology is. Sure, there's some high-falutin' coaching setups and a connected Nerf ball, but for everyone else? Step forward Shot Tracker, which is launching a wearable platform that'll turn your smartphone into the only coach you'll ever need.

Viber's new Public Chats sound a lot like Twitter

engadget.com — When we talk about online messaging, there's often a disconnect between mobile messaging services like WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter. Which is odd, because when you think about it, they're two halves of the same send-short-messages-to-each-other coin.

Intel hands control of its mobile chip division to its Ultrabook chief

engadget.com — Intel may be king of the PC and laptop chip hill, but ARM's the reigning daddy when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Mostly this is because Intel's technology still lags behind ARM's ultra low power silicon, and because mobile software is predominantly geared toward the platform.
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Nov 23, 2014

This week on twitter: 36 new followers, 35 new unfollowers and followed 2 people via uapp.ly

Nov 22, 2014

Challenged my niece to a colouring-in competition. I'll let you judge the results #gotherina pic.twitter.com/AgjinFAfJP

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ArielleDRoss: Royal Astronomical Society finally speaks up about the shirt debacle. ras.org.uk/news-and-press…

Nov 22, 2014

My mum always said that if you can't say something nice about Anneka Rice, be complimentary about Chris Packham instead.

Nov 22, 2014

'Help us crowdfund our revolutionary urinary catheter' quoth the email that thinks that's a thing we need crowdfunding.

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