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Senior Editor, @Engadget. Technology journalist who hates technology (and journalism). Proud of Europe, not of Britain.

After training to be an Intellectual Property lawyer, Dan abandoned a promising career in financial services to sit at home and play with gadgets. He lives in Norwich with his wife, his books and far too many opinions on British TV comedy. One day, if he's very, very lucky, he'll live out his dream to become the Executive Producer of Doctor Who, finish that novel and retire to ...

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Only as a kid.

How is social media changing news?

In every way possible, from delivery all the way through to receipt. For instance, a Reddit user who worked for Oculus (unwittingly) revealed the merger deal months before the announcement. Most breaking news stories now are shared first on Twitter before a verified story is published, and while that means that there are a lot of hoaxes and misinformation at the beginning of an event, it’s also far more immediate than we’ve ever been used to.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, always.

'Enemy of the State' gets a timely TV series sequel

engadget.com — In the intervening eighteen years, the US has proven to be exceptionally adept at building a wall-to-wall surveillance system that's far more powerful than its fictional counterpart. Agents don't even need to come into your house masquerading as repair people to use cameras to spy on you given the existence of the smartphone.

'The Orange Box' comes to Xbox One

engadget.com — It's been more than nine years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two came out and, yeah, that cliffhanger still stings. Thankfully, Microsoft's Larry Hryb has announced that The Orange Box is now available on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

Smart Trash Can Helps Educate Reluctant Recyclers

solidwastemag.com — France and recycling go together like hammers and fromage frais, which is why the country has some of the worst recycling rates in Europe. Local startup Uzer is hoping to encourage better habits with Eugene, a smarttrash can that'll tell users what they can recycle and track what they're consuming.

How to watch the third (and final) US presidential debate

engadget.com — Same as the last two events, Facebook Live will leverage its deal with to broadcast the debate without commercials. As before, the social network will add in commentary from viewers as well as additional features not available to those watching on the TV.

Video game voice actors will strike on October 21st

engadget.com — The issue centers around how performers aren't compensated for appearing in games the same as they would for movies. In the words of Carteris, this is a " highly profitable industry" and that the strike is a way for SAG to secure for actors the "benefits they deserve."

Bloomberg: Apple isn't building a car anymore

engadget.com — We've been hearing nothing but rumors about Apple's intentions in the self-driving car space for the last few years. But apparently there's been behind-the-scenes chaos since 2015, when managers began to argue about what the Apple car would take.

Smart sleeve warns you of impending forearm injuries

engadget.com — There are plenty of other established performance-monitoring devices that already do a similar job, but Ziel CEO Senthil Natarajan thinks that his firm has an edge. He believes that "coaches don't have time for a lot of needless data that they can't understand."

Smart sensor helps you brew the perfect cup of tea

engadget.com — The first stage of the process involves you selecting what blend of tea you're planning to brew via the smartphone app. Once selected, your phone will tell you how much water to stick into your kettle, but before you hit the on switch, you'll toss the sensor in, too.

Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers

engadget.com — Let's say that you had a microwave meal that you'd eaten and you were about to discard the packaging. Simply wander over to Eugene and scan the product's barcode until the display leaps into life. It'll say, for instance, that the cardboard body and hard plastic tray can be recycled, but the thin film has to go in general waste.

Blue dye could help keep Ebola doctors safe

engadget.com — Kinnos' story began in 2014 at the height of the Ebola crisis, when Columbia University launched a challenge to look for solutions to the issue. Katherine Jin and Jason Kang looked at the transmission of the disease by medical professionals and found that there was a problem with the way doctors decontaminate.
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Oct 22, 2016

@edzitron we both need to go have sex with someone and pretend we never had this conversation.

Oct 22, 2016

@edzitron Nah, because he wasn't building a wall against ISIS but a scapegoated legitimate power.

Oct 22, 2016

Waiting for the first garbage 🔥 take saying that HBO will only be available to AT&T subscribers by 2020.

Oct 22, 2016

@edzitron He blew up Alderaan first, hence the decision. (Plus it being the galactic opponent to Coruscant)

Oct 22, 2016

"I'm gonna build a Death Star, biggest one ever, and I'm gonna make Alderaan pay for it!"  https://twitter.com/mralanspencer/status/789924285661843456 

Oct 22, 2016

RT @marceloclaure: .@engadget raises an important #election issue not spoken about enough: #Tech. Important to know before you vote:…

Oct 22, 2016

It's funny, when the Donald took out the Bush Scion you would have thought, y'know... *blowdart noise*

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