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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

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Tech. Opinions expressed here belong entirely to me; my pants are another story. RTs = Real Tasty.

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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How to Pitch Dan Tynan

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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..

How to Get the Best Deals on Black Friday

yahoo.com — For two small words, they carry huge weight: "Black Friday." It's the definitive in-store shopping day of the year, with outlets everywhere lowering prices for bargain-hungry shoppers who will flock to stores after eating their share of turkey and stuffing. Here's what you need to know in order to have

Target Cyber Monday 2015 ad now official: Here are all the details

yahoo.com — After publishing its official Black Friday ad and announcing a special 10 Days of Deals shopping event surrounding Black Friday, Target is now ready to share details about its massive Cyber Monday 2015 sale.
Nov 25, 2015

But don't forget Small Biz Saturday #ShopLocal Target Cyber Monday 2015 ad now official: Details yahoo.com/tech/s/target-… via @YahooTech

14-year-old sets new Rubik’s Cube world record

yahoo.com — (Credit: Thinkstock) The year Lucas Etter was born, the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube stood at 17.02 seconds. Fourteen years later, Etter is the proud owner of the new mark - and it's a doozie. Etter solved a 3x3 Rubik's Cube (that's the classic, traditional Cube) in an astounding 4.904 seconds at the River Hill Fall competition in Clarksville, Maryland.

Meet MST3K’s Joel Hodgson, the Inventor of Viral Video

yahoo.com — The shows' creator and host, Joel Hodgson, left in 1993 and was replaced by head writer Mike Nelson, and various other cast members shifted over the years, but it has maintained a small but rabidly loyal cult following known as "MiSTies." Now, MST3K is back.
Nov 24, 2015

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” is rebooting, via Kickstarter! Details in our interview with Joel Hodgson: yahoo.com/tech/meet-mst3…

Nov 24, 2015

career highlight: I got to spend 15 minutes on the phone with Joel Hodgson, aka "Joel Robinson" of MST3K. This... fb.me/6Rey5WdZB

The Paris Attacks Were Tragic, but Cryptography Isn’t to Blame

yahoo.com — The 'Bombe' -a machine invented by British mathematician Alan Turing to decrypt the German Enigma code in WWII (Photo: Garrett Coakley/Flickr). Is privacy protected by complex cryptographic equations - what we rely on to shield our online banking from snoops and to keep the data on our phones safe from
Nov 24, 2015

We have met the enemy, and it is math--still. At @YahooTech, how the crypto debate hasn't changed post-Paris: yahoo.com/tech/the-paris…

How to Keep Your Kids From Hiding Nude Pictures on Their Phones

yahoo.com — News of a sexting scandal involving hundreds of students at a Colorado high school has got parents across the nation in a tizzy. Are their kids also sharing nude snaps of themselves? How would the parents even know? Complicating this scandal was how the students kept these images from parents and teachers.

Why Google Is Beating Apple in the Battle for the Classroom

yahoo.com — By 2013, 40 percent of the digital devices used in American schools were running iOS, while 30 percent were running Windows and 16 percent were running Google's Chrome OS.
Oct 07, 2015

#Chromebooks and #Windows are knocking #iPads out of schools. The reason: price, There's not an app for that. yahoo.com/tech/why-googl…

Oct 07, 2015

Microsoft and Google beat Apple in the classroom, and here’s why says @wrash tinyurl.com/pvtdlrn

Oct 07, 2015

Microsoft and Google beat Apple in the classroom, and here’s why says @wrash tinyurl.com/pvtdlrn

Oct 06, 2015

Are there actually still Microsoft fans out there? Other than this guy? esarcasm.com/1218/oldest-li…

Hey Amazon: What Did Apple TV or Chromecast Ever Do to You?

yahoo.com — There's a new Prime directive at Amazon: Effective October 29, the Web's biggest retailer will stop selling the two most popular streaming-media players that don't connect to its Prime Video service. And Amazon isn't just booting the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast from its own shelves.
Oct 06, 2015

Amazon puts its customers last as it drops the Apple TV and the Chromecast from its A-to-Z selection. At @YahooTech: yahoo.com/tech/hey-amazo…

Oct 06, 2015

Hey Amazon—what did Apple TV and Google Chromecast ever do to you? @robpegoraro’s great column today. yahoo.com/tech/hey-amazo…

Legendary Jazz Club Uses Virtual Reality to Bring Concerts to Your Couch

Oct 06, 2015

Legendary Jazz Club Uses Virtual Reality to Bring Concerts to Your Couch yahoo.com/tech/legendary… via @YahooTech

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Nov 25, 2015

Black Friday Scam: Phony Amazon App Promises Early Access to Deals yahoo.com/tech/black-fri… via @YahooTech

Nov 24, 2015

career highlight: I got to spend 15 minutes on the phone with Joel Hodgson, aka "Joel Robinson" of MST3K. This... fb.me/6Rey5WdZB

Nov 24, 2015

The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying vox.com/policy-and-pol… via @voxdotcom

Nov 24, 2015

RT @JohnCleese: The paradox among the Republican candidates debating Syrian refugees : The one who panics the most is considered the toughest.

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