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North Carolina
Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
As seen in:  PC World, Mashable
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).
Sep 17, 2014

Reviewed: iPhone 6 Is a Thin, Sexy Phone with a Killer Camera yahoo.com/tech/when-appl… via @YahooTech Who says size doesn't count? (no one)

Sep 16, 2014

RT @simonpegg: I'll be taking over @ParadeMagazine's twitter in just over an hour. Ask me a Q and I might give you an A.

Sep 15, 2014

can you really tell the difference between a 'serial internet entrepreneur' and a 'serial killer'? #discuss

Sep 15, 2014

@KashaPatel @Pogue exactly. in Minecraft anything is possible -- even a world where people sleep on the sidewalk just to buy a Windows Phone

Sep 15, 2014

‘Minecraft’ 101: Get to Know the Blocky Blockbuster yahoo.com/tech/minecraft… via @YahooTech Great breakdown of Minecraft by @ben_silverman

Sep 15, 2014

@TheAlexFrost hey, can you ping me with your contact info? dan at dantynan dot com works. thanx.

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