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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..

Facebook Already Knows Who You’re Voting For

yahoo.com — The votes have been tallied and the results are in. If you like Kenny Chesney and Atlas Shrugged, you're more likely to vote for the GOP ticket next Tuesday. If you're a fan of Maya Angelou, Adele, and Catcher in the Rye, then you will almost certainly pull the lever for Democrats.

High-Tech Halloween: 7 Ways to Spook Up Your Holiday

yahoo.com — Smartphones and other digital gear have changed everything about Halloween - from how you decorate your house and your body to how you figure out which homes in your hood are handing out the best candy. You can find out by signing up for Nextdoor's Treat Map.

Apple Watch Tops List of Hottest Fitness Trackers

yahoo.com — Have you clocked your 10,000 steps today? A couple of years ago, that question might have been nearly impossible to answer. Now it's a daily obsession for the 84 million people wearing fitness trackers.

The Hoverboard Is Real. We’ve Got Video to Prove It.

yahoo.com — Ever wanted to soar on a board like Marty McFly? Today, a Los Gatos-based startup named Arx Pax launched its Kickstarter campaign for the Hendo Hoverboard, an honest-to-goodness skateboard with nothing but air between you and the ground.

10 Ways to Make YouTube Safer for Your Kids

yahoo.com — Instead of the boob tube, kids today are glued to YouTube. It's mostly innocent, but there's a dark side to YouTube that many parents are unaware of. From porn and hate speech to making themselves targets for bullies and creeps, there are serious risks to letting your kids on YouTube without taking the right precautions.

Neil Young’s Pono Music System Almost Ready to Rock in the Free World

yahoo.com — Hey hey, my my. Rock and rollers never die - they just turn into tech entrepreneurs. Last night at the 14th annual Dreamforce conference, Black-Eyed-Pea turned tech visionary Will.i.am unveiled his Puls ("pulse") smartwatch/phone/fashion cuff. On Thursday it was Neil Young's turn.

The 12 Greatest Tablets of All Time

yahoo.com — It may shock some of you to learn this, but the Apple iPad was not the first tablet PC. In fact, it's not even close. As we teeter on the brink of yet another sacramental iPad unveiling, it's a good time to look back at some of the less successful but still important tablets we've seen through the ages.

10 Ways to Protect Your Home Network from Hackers

yahoo.com — Read: 5 Ways to Make Your WiFi Network Safer, Faster, and More Reliable And instead of just one machine to protect, you might have a dozen - including mobile phones, game consoles, streaming video boxes, and smart appliances - all vulnerable to attack.

What Are Bluetooth Beacons, and Why Are They Following You?

yahoo.com — Just when we thought it was safe to take off our tinfoil hats, we learn that sensors hiding inside New York City telephone booths are secretly tracking us, according to an exclusive report by BuzzFeed.

Cyberbullying: 12 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

yahoo.com — (Mean Girls /Everett Collection) The first time I was bullied, I was in fifth grade. A kid named Sean, who looked a little like Eddie Munster, decided it would be fun to torment me. So every day at lunchtime he'd walk up and punch me hard in the stomach, knocking the wind out of me.
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Oct 30, 2014

@PasswordBox hey. I'm a member of the press on deadline with questions for you. what's the best way to reach you? thanx

Oct 30, 2014

Giants Garner another World Series title wapo.st/1zgUsnP via @washingtonpost Sportswriting at its finest from @adamkilgorewp

Oct 29, 2014

A classic Ben Bradlee letter to 'flacks' wapo.st/1sPZ7rT Someday, I hope to write one just like this.

Oct 29, 2014

If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a Republican... yahoo.com/tech/facebook-… via @YahooTech #facebook #bigdata

Oct 29, 2014

so far this year my stories have been tweeted by @ChelseaClinton & @jenniferbeals. If I can just get @feliciaday I can retire a happy man.

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