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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..

Apple Maps is finally getting public transportation directions

yahoo.com — (Flickr / Michael Trapp) Apple is set to update its Maps app with public transit directions in the new version of iOS 9, which is expected to be announced at its WWDC event in early June. Apple Maps had a rocky start when it completely replaced Google Maps in iOS 6 back in 2012.

The Company Behind RealPlayer Wants to Turn Your Photos into Home Movies

yahoo.com — RealNetworks - yes, the guys behind the Rhapsody music service and RealPlayer video software - are releasing the RealTimes app, which takes the photos and videos stored on your iPhone, Android handset, or Windows PC, and instantly creates montages on the fly, complete with Instagram-like filters, transition effects, and music.

Can Your Airplane Be Hacked in Mid-Flight?

yahoo.com — (Photo: ThinkStock) Last month, security researcher Chris Roberts made an ill-advised joke on Twitter about hacking into a commercial jetliner's satellite communications and engine alert systems. He was on United Flight 1474 from Denver to Chicago at the time.

Review: ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Casts a Mean Spell

yahoo.com — The problem with trying to review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is that it requires you to stop playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt long enough to write a review. This is not easy. It's The Lord of the Rings by way of A Game of Thrones, an immense, mature, character-driven fantasy that balances its ridiculously long script with plenty of sword-swinging, spell-flinging action.

Did hacker take control of U.S. flight from his seat?

yahoo.com — A cybersecurity analyst who was removed from a United Airlines flight after tweeting about the airplane's security vulnerabilities told an FBI agent he had previously hacked into the in-flight entertainment system on a different flight and was able to take command of the plane long enough to make it fly sideways, according to a recently-released search warrant filed by the agency.

Apple has acquired a company focused on hyper-accurate GPS to improve Apple Maps

Virtual Reality Check: 10 Things You Should Know Before You Plug Into the Matrix

yahoo.com — (AltspaceVR) I'd like to apologize for being hard to reach lately. I've been quite busy - conversing with robots, exploring shipwrecks, communing with blue whales, tossing around toddler-sized chess pieces, creating psychedelic neon paintings in the air and then stepping inside them, and shooting laser beams with my eyes.

Wait, what?! Gynecologist accidentally leaves mobile phone in patient following a C-section

yahoo.com — In a bizarre story emanating out of Jordan, the old adage of truth is stranger than fiction has never been more appropriate. Originally reported by Gulf News, a 36-year-old Jordanian woman named Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim underwent a C-section procedure last month.

Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

yahoo.com — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

Hilary Duff's 'Sparks' Music Video Goes Inside Her Tinder Dates

yahoo.com — Hilary Duff is letting her fans in on her Tinder adventures. The 27-year-old Younger actress debuted her new music video for her song "Sparks" on Thursday, which is all about her experiences on the popular dating app.
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May 23, 2015

@brittanylstone you are a delight to be around. But according to them you are even grumpier than I am. #shocking

May 23, 2015

@teksquisite doesn't seem that egregious to me. It can see what any total stranger in the internets can see. Am I missing something?

May 22, 2015

RT @YahooTech: Google Files Patent for Smart Teddy Bear that Listens In and Controls Devices yhoo.it/1LlvNRR pic.twitter.com/LRvltSPThP

May 22, 2015

RT @maxwelldemon_: Hell is a never-ending Instagram account of a girl who just got a new boyfriend.

May 22, 2015

@gentrybrown He's all about Da Flow, don't you know. @StephenCurry30 is approaching Jordanesque levels of consistency. #dubnation

May 22, 2015

The Company Behind RealPlayer Wants to Turn Your Photos into Home Movies yahoo.com/tech/the-compa… via @YahooTech

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