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North Carolina
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 Strange, Unlikely Saga of the '$500' Storm eBike

yahoo.com — Last February, an out-of-nowhere crowdfunding campaign took the world by storm. The goal of that campaign: To fund the development of a $500 electric bike that could go 20 mph and run for 50 miles on a single charge. The idea captivated donors to a degree even its creators probably hadn't imagined.

Wikipedia Wants Your Money

pcworld.com — Would you give this man $6 million? Earlier this week Wikipedia's dad, Jimmy Wales, posted a personal appeal for donations to keep the encyclopedia and its staff of 23 employees going. How could anyone look into those baby blue eyes and resist? Apparently they can't.

Injured toucan gets beak repair courtesy of 3D printing

yahoo.com — This article, Injured toucan gets beak repair courtesy of 3D printing, originally appeared on CNET.com. Instituto Vida Livre 3D printing isn't just for people to make tchotchkes, buildings and Kraken dice. There's a whole realm of the 3D-printing world involved with helping out animals who need a leg ( Derby the dog), face ( Akut-3 the turtle) or foot ( Ozzie the goose).

A Samsung SmartFridge Just Got Hacked. Are Your Devices Next?

yahoo.com — Every day in every way, our gadgets and home appliances are getting smarter. But they're still not smart enough to thwart cyber attacks. Recently, security researchers gained access to the computer inside a Samsung Smart Fridge (Model RF28HMELBSR).

7 Things You Need to Know About the Ashley Madison Hack

yahoo.com — You just found out that the premier website for enabling infidelity had its members' guts spilled all over the Internet, and now you're sweating bullets. You naughty little minx. Relax. We're not here to judge; we're here to help.

Meet the World’s Most Dangerous Geeks

yahoo.com — Jeff Moss was desperately hunting for a back door. But this time, the DEF CON founder wasn't trying to hack his way into a network - he was seeking an actual back door, a way to avoid the masses at the Las Vegas hacker fair he launched 23 years ago.

MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption

yahoo.com — Before the arrest of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht made headlines a few years ago, most everyday web users had never heard of Tor. Originally developed by US Naval Research Laboratory employees, Tor (an acronym for "The Onion Router") is a popular piece of software designed to enable truly anonymous communications online.

Apple Music: What Happened?

yahoo.com — Nearly a month after Apple's streaming music service launched, popular Apple commentator Jim Dalrymple declared Apple Music a nightmare. Dalrymple detailed how his personal music library was a mess after enabling Apple Music's matching service. Songs were missing, duplicated, or placed in the wrong album altogether.

How to Keep Windows 10 From 'Spying' on You

yahoo.com — (Thinkstock) Despite what you may have read, Windows 10 is not spying on everything you do. So feel free to remove your tin-foil beanie. However, Windows 10 could potentially collect a ton of data about you - probably more personal information than any operating system in history.

After One Month with Apple Music, I’m Ready to Ditch Spotify

yahoo.com — On June 30, the day that Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music, made its debut, I wrote to my old music-streaming service via Twitter: "Dear @Spotify, it was nice while it lasted, but I think I'm going to breakup with you for @AppleMusic. I'll miss you."
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Aug 30, 2015

It appears that facebook knows where i am, based on the newsfeed items it chooses to show me, despite the fact... fb.me/3Oa40Etjd

Aug 30, 2015

RT @0xcharlie: Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center. Should be a cool challenge and a lot of fun.

Aug 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks fb.me/zkZcgjMd

Aug 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks nyti.ms/1MVmNG3. Another great one has left us

Aug 28, 2015

@PeteForsyth @eekim funny. hope it doesn't get me fired 😁. also I -- err, someone -- really need to update my wiki page. thanx 4 sharing.

Aug 27, 2015

looking forward to it. hopefully this time I won't get snowed in afterward. ;) twitter.com/FOSI/status/63…

Aug 27, 2015

In honor of both Elvis C and Katrina, a very fuzzy bootleg recording of "The Sharpest Thorn" from his 2006... fb.me/7xT1KBmty

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