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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 Procrastinator’s Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

yahoo.com — It's almost desperation time. Christmas is less than a week away, and you got nuthin'. Blow this holiday, and you are hosed. Your friends will hate you, your family will disown you, and it will be a long, cold winter before your significant other lets you get close enough to snuggle.

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards

yahoo.com — (Reuters) - Office equipment supplier Staples Inc said the investigation of a data security breach showed that malware may have affected about 1.16 million payment cards. The breach at 115 of the company's 1,400 stores was announced in October. Staples said it has since eradicated the malware.

How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women

yahoo.com — On September 9, a parade of men marched across the stage at Flint Center in Cupertino, California, outlining a variety of new products in the Apple lineage. After the iPhone, Apple Pay, and, the doll of the party, the Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to give some more details about Apple Health, an app that had been announced back in June and will eventually integrate with the Apple Watch.

WATCH: A Jetwing Air Ballet over the Dubai Desert

yahoo.com — Whoever said man was not meant to fly - at least without an airplane - has never met Yves Rossy. The 55-year-old former Swiss fighter pilot, whose nickname is Jetman, makes a habit of strapping on a 7-foot-wide, 120-pound jetwing and taking it for a spin over some of the most beautiful and desolate regions of the planet.

Gifts for People You Hate

yahoo.com — The holidays are a time of sharing, caring, and spending time with the people you love. But you may still have to buy obligatory gifts for people you don't especially care for. This gift guide is for them.

WATCH: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Beats Apple iPad in Durability Tests

yahoo.com — A broken tablet. (iStock) The bigger they are, the harder they fall. It's true of trees, boxers, and multinational corporations. It's apparently also true of tablets. Today SquareTrade, the smartphone and tablet protection plan specialist, released the results of its latest gadget endurance tests.

Gift Ideas: 10 Great Gadgets for Pet Lovers

yahoo.com — Your pets. They're your best friends and constant companions; they ask for little besides food and affection, and they give so much. They're also secret nerds. Don't they deserve a little tech under the tree this year? If your favorite family members have four legs - or you have animal-obsessed friends - you're in luck.

By the Numbers: What Happened on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

yahoo.com — Ah, Thanksgiving. An orgy of overeating, followed by a frenzy of mindless consumerism. Is there anything more American than that? Now the dinner leftovers are (mostly) gone and the shopping numbers are in. What happened over the biggest retail weekend of the year?

Beware the Santa Claus Letter Scam

yahoo.com — No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. At the very least, Saint Nick is not offering to send you or your loved ones a special holiday greeting via email. Editors at Yahoo Tech have received more than a dozen spam emails promoting "Letters from Santa," a chestnut of scam that is almost as old as the Internet itself.

U.S. House subcommittee postpones hearing on net neutrality

yahoo.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key House panel has delayed a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to write new Internet traffic rules aimed at assuring "net neutrality." The U.S. House of Representatives Communications and Technology subcommittee had been expected on Dec.
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Dec 19, 2014

@1AllisonLane careful. they might decide to hack your twitter account and bomb youtube.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Bipartisanism: Dear Hollywood: The 3 stooges had the guts to make fun of Hitler. Grow a pair and release #TheInterview. #NorthKorea pic.twitter.com/gThx2DUyPJ

Dec 19, 2014

Breaking news: Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton is stepping down, to be replaced by this man. #NorthKorea pic.twitter.com/ywYV4ot7pk

Dec 19, 2014

You know who you are..... RT: The Procrastinator’s Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping yahoo.com/tech/the-procr… via @YahooTech

Dec 18, 2014

@Carol__Lloyd good question. eat less candy? watch less TV? most of the stuff I note here still applies -- yahoo.com/tech/7-ways-to…

Dec 18, 2014

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: Cuba Libre, Rum Daquiri, Mojito. Bartender, another round, por favor #hiccup

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