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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..

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.

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.

Windows Through the Ages: How Does Windows 10 Stack Up?

yahoo.com — Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the successor to Windows 8, giving us all a sneak peak at Windows 10 before it appears for real next year. Why skip 9 and go straight to 10? Your guess is as good as ours. Even the number 10 is suspect.

Bellabeat Lets Pregnant Women Tune In to Their Wombs

yahoo.com — Sometimes a sonogram just isn't enough. If you long to hear the lub-dub of your little nub before he makes his grand debut, Bellabeat is for you. Today the Croatia-based company introduced three products aimed at making pregnancies just a little smarter, while moving the beginning of the quantified self even earlier - before there's officially a self to quantify.

7 Survival Tools for the Parents of Teenagers

yahoo.com — Being a parent is a total bait and switch. Your kids start out helpless and adorable, a gurgling bundle of ceaseless wonder. You are a god in their eyes, powerful and wise beyond knowing. And then, one day, the transformation happens. They turn into teenagers.

‘Anti-Facebook’ Social Network Ello Gets Viral Surge

yahoo.com — In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet. Created last year as a "private" social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis.
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Oct 22, 2014

After you watch what happens when I take a REAL hoverboard for a spin, subscribe to @YahooTech’s @YouTube channel! bit.ly/1x9BwmK

Oct 21, 2014

"As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. " RIP Ben Bradlee.

Oct 21, 2014

Dear d***head sitting directly in front of me: it's an airline seat, not a friggin' rocking chair. Talking to you, Seat 23C. @virginair

Oct 21, 2014

Overall, @virginair is a superior flight experience. wish I could say the same for @gogo internet. once again, it's dodgy at best.

Oct 21, 2014

So when you're flying @virginair for the first time, does that make you a virgin virgin? #deepthoughts

Oct 21, 2014

The Hoverboard Is Real. We’ve Got Video to Prove It. yahoo.com/tech/ever-want… via @YahooTech (I'll get you Mcfly...)

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