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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..

Your Kids Are Worried About How Much Time You Spend Online

yahoo.com — The next time you feel the urge to harangue your kids to spend less time with their faces attached to screens and more time in the real world, be careful: They may deliver the same lecture right back at you.

Amazon Prime Instant gets Selma, James Bond and Star Trek

yahoo.com — Amazon Prime customers will get access to a bunch of big Hollywood movies over the next couple of months via Prime Instant, thanks to an extended agreement between the e-commerce giant and premium cable network Epix.

Lower Your Voice; the Toys Might Be Listening

yahoo.com — (Mattel) Last week, as I roamed the aisles at the International Toy Fair in New York City, I was struck by how many toys I played with as a kid are still around: familiar card games, puzzles, stuffed animals, trains, and even green plastic army men (although some of them are now doing yoga).

13 More Totally Awesome Finds From Toy Fair 2015

yahoo.com — Bloxels lets you design video games using plastic blocks. Yes, really. Plug each colored block into a 10-by-10 grid, snap a picture of it with your tablet, then test how well your layout works inside the Bloxels app. When you're ready to publish, the app adds graphics and other visual details.

13 More Totally Awesome Finds From Toy Fair 2015

yahoo.com — We came, we saw, we played. Attending the 112 th annual International Toy Fair is like spending two days in the world's biggest playroom. More than 40,000 toys were on display, everything from dolls, puzzles, and trains to robots, dinosaurs, and drones.

The 7 Coolest Toys of Toy Fair 2015

yahoo.com — The 7 Coolest Toys of Toy Fair 2015 The 112th Annual North American International Toy Fair is officially over, which means we'll have to wait another year before we can run around New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center playing with toys for work. And you know what?

10 Things You Must Know Before You Invest in That Crazy Crowdfunding Scheme

yahoo.com — Photo: Thinkstock In bygone days, you had to be business-savvy and creditworthy to convince total strangers to give you money. Now all you need is a slick sales pitch and the right platform. Welcome to the wonderful world of crowdfunding.

Connected Dinosaur Brings IBM's Watson to Your Kid's Bedroom

yahoo.com — It crushed the puny humans on Jeopardy. It's being used to battle brain cancer, transform college education, and take the pain out of personal shopping. Now IBM's Watson is coming for our kids, via a 1-foot-tall plastic dinosaur.

We’re Crowdfunding a Time Machine. Please Give Us Your Money

yahoo.com — Crowdfunding has revolutionized the way companies are formed and products get made. An inventor submits a brilliant idea, total strangers give money to help him achieve his dream, and the next Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset or Pebble smartwatch is born.

WATCH: Safer Internet Day 2015

yahoo.com — (SaferInternetDay.org) Since 2004, Net activists, educators, parents, technology companies and geeks around the globe have been gathering each Feburary to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Their goal: To promote responsible behavior online and in the mobile world, especially among kids. This year's US commemoration, organized by ConnectSafely.org, will take place Tuesday afternoon at Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters.
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Feb 27, 2015

RT @rcalo: Let's stay focused on what really matters, folks: There's going to be a sequel to Blade Runner.

Feb 26, 2015

How I did on Twitter this week: 22 New Followers, 45 Mentions, 54K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via sumall.com/myweek



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