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Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
Covers:  satire, it management, security, iphone apps, politics, gadgets, privacy, education, family, internet, technology, facebook, social media, twitter
Doesn't Cover: feminine hygiene products, yankees, gluten, the large hadron collider

Award-winning journalist, editor, satirist, and international man of mystery.

Dan Tynan's Biography

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. In December 2013 he joined David Pogue's band of merry pranksters at Yahoo Tech, where he has been causing trouble ever since. You can see what shenanigans they've been up to by visiting Yahootech.com.

Prior to that Tynan was a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where he wrote about the intersection of parenting and ...

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National Magazine Award

1999 - Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue). Does that count? The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.

What was your first job as a journalist?

You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).

How is social media changing news?

It's much faster & far less accurate. Also much more temporary. News cycles approaching near zero. And if it can't fit inside a tweet, well..

After One Month with Apple Music, I’m Ready to Ditch Spotify

yahoo.com — On June 30, the day that Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music, made its debut, I wrote to my old music-streaming service via Twitter: "Dear @Spotify, it was nice while it lasted, but I think I'm going to breakup with you for @AppleMusic. I'll miss you."

Watch What Cecil the Lion Did to Twitter

yahoo.com — (CartoDB) The Internet's insatiable appetite for outrage can manifest itself in strange and powerful ways. This week's example: The controversy surrounding the death of Cecil the Lion. In case you were in a coma and missed it: Over the last 48 hours, the Internet has blown up over the story of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who slaughters wild animals for fun, and Cecil, the beloved 13-year-old lion who became his latest victim.
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Google Maps now shows you everywhere you've been

yahoo.com — This article, Google Maps now shows you everywhere you've been, originally appeared on CNET.com. Google There's maybe a handful of people that know everywhere you go. Maybe it's your husband or wife, or your kid, if you regularly talk about your schedules.

Reality Check: The Dangers Of Drones

yahoo.com — It's hard to believe that something as small as a model aircraft, that can be ordered online by anyone, could pose a threat to fire-fighting aircraft-and, so, to the people and property in the way of that fire. But the danger, not only to emergency aircraft but also to commercial and private flights, is in fact very real and getting worse.

Eleven Great Digital Homework Helpers for Your Kids

yahoo.com — According to a recent Princeton Review survey, 64% of American children feel they can't turn to their parents for academic help-because those dopey old grownups aren't up to speed on whatever's being taught in schools these days. But fear not, parents: Technology is here to help.

Apple Watch sold faster than original iPhone, iPad, says Cook

yahoo.com — This article, Apple Watch sold faster than original iPhone, iPad, says Cook, originally appeared on CNET.com. Josh Miller/CNET The Apple Watch is off to a better start than the original iPhone and iPad. That's according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said sales of the wearable to consumers exceeded the unit sales of the first iPhone and iPad in their comparable launch periods.

Inside Windows Cortana: The Most Human AI Ever Built

yahoo.com — Tony Stark had Jarvis. Luke Skywalker had C3PO. And, if Microsoft has its way, very soon you'll have Cortana. Like Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa, Cortana lets you talk to your devices as if they were people. And, like those two voice-driven interfaces, she can understand what you're saying and respond in a way that feels almost human.
Jul 22, 2015

Will you fall in love with Microsoft's Cortana AI interface? You just might. yahoo.com/tech/inside-wi… via @YahooTech

Jul 22, 2015

Windows Cortana - Not to be confused with Halo's Cortana (though Microsoft hopes you will). yahoo.com/tech/inside-wi… via @YahooTech

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Instagram deleted the account of a designer called Andrés Iniesta by 'mistake' and appeared to give it to the Barcelona soccer star with the same name

yahoo.com — (Getty Images) Andrés Iniesta, a designer who works in Madrid, has claimed Instagram temporarily shut down his account without warning and appeared to give it to the FC Barcelona soccer star of the same name.

Cute robot politely shows self awareness

yahoo.com — This article, Cute robot politely shows self-awareness, originally appeared on CNET.com. Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.

Logi-what? 9 Tech Branding Decisions That Make You Go 'Huh’?

yahoo.com — Our first question: How do you pronounce it? "Logi" as in "rhymes with dodgey" ? Or "Logi" as in "sounds like Loki (aka Thor's nemesis)"? Or maybe we should all just act like the 14 year olds we really are on the inside and just pronounce it " Loogie ."
Jul 08, 2015

Logi-what? 9 Tech Branding Decisions That Make You Go 'Huh’? | (Logitech loses the ‘tech’) yahoo.com/tech/logi-what… via @YahooTech

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Jul 29, 2015

10 Reviews of Windows 10: Yes You Should Upgrade, But Not Just Yet yahoo.com/tech/10-review… via @YahooTech

Jul 29, 2015

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