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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..

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

yahoo.com — Do you want to be super productive with a rugged phone that will help you work wide and do real work? Even better, do you want to get $550 to buy it just for trading in your wimpy, un-wide iPhone 6? There's great news for you, then.

This Cool 3D Display Turns Your Music into a Psychedelic Light Show (and Could Be Yours by Christmas)

yahoo.com — (Looking Glass/Kickstarter) Want to turn your living room into a rave for the holidays? All you'll need is a $300 L3D Cube and about half an hour. The L3D Kickstarter project delivers a crude 3D display in a DIY kit, allowing you to build what the L3D team calls a "volumetric" display.

Black Friday Black Belt: 8 High-Tech Ways to Save Money on Gifts

yahoo.com — There are tools and sites that can turn a shopping doofus like me into a bargain-hunting black belt. From shopping lists that track total spend to price comparison websites to mobile apps that can shoot a coupon to your phone just as you're about to swipe your card, there are many ways to save time, money, and headaches.

Buy Dan a Tesla - Tilt

tilt.com — Dan really REALLY needs a Tesla S or a Tesla D. Please help him achieve his goals. ...

These 3 Systems Aim to Raise Your Home’s IQ

yahoo.com — At Demo 2014, where hopeful startups get four minutes to wow the world and impress investors, three smart home products stood out from the crowd. The Umbrela Smart plans to give you total control over your home via a wall-mounted touchscreen.

Android Lollipop users warn of 'unusable' devices after upgrading

yahoo.com — (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Users of Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, are warning others not to immediately upgrade, after experiencing broken apps, repeated crashes, and device slowdowns. Many are reporting early issues with calling, failing Wi-Fi connectivity and sound quality - in some cases, audio fails to work altogether.

Yahoo to replace Google as default U.S. Firefox search engine

yahoo.com — (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday it struck a deal to be the default search engine on the Firefox web browser on desktop PCs and mobile devices in the United States, replacing market leader Google Inc. The deal between Yahoo and Firefox maker Mozilla Corp will start in December and is set to last five years, Yahoo said.

Facebook shutting down a key path Obama used to reach voters

yahoo.com — WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's reelection campaign pioneered a pathway for political campaigns to reach voters through Facebook when it released an app that helped supporters target their friends with Obama-related material. But as the 2016 presidential campaign approaches, Facebook is rolling out a change that will prevent future campaigns from doing this, closing the door on one of the most sophisticated social targeting efforts ever undertaken.

Dirty Secrets: 12 Strange and Disturbing Phone Facts

yahoo.com — Your smartphone. You touch it all the time, and keep it close when you're not holding it. It's probably your constant companion and, when you factor in the cost of wireless plans, the most expensive piece of electronics you own. It is also a teeming pit of filth and despair.

WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides a Real Hoverboard, Lives to Skate Another Day

yahoo.com — The king of the skateboard has probably done a million Ollies in his storied career, but this may be the first time he's gained air and stayed there. Yesterday, Tony Hawk finally got his feet on a Hendo Hoverboard, the world's first flying skateboard, taking it for a spin (literally) at the headquarters of its inventors, Arx Pax.
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Nov 27, 2014

Today is definitely a Relaxed Fit Jeans (tm) kind of day. Happy Thanksgiving y'all. #manyhappyturkeys

Nov 25, 2014

@edbott @YahooTech It could be yours, by Christ! by Jove! by G'nesh and Vishnu!! Ctluthu, of course, goes without saying.

Nov 25, 2014

This Cool 3D Display Turns Your Music into a Psychedelic Light Show (and Could Be Yours by Christ... yahoo.com/tech/this-cool… via @YahooTech

Nov 25, 2014

RT @brittanylstone: music + internet + 3D LEDS = L3D Cube! help make sci-fi real. launching on Kickstarter. #tothefuture #l3dcube thndr.it/1vzDT5Z

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