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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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Fitter, Happier: an eight-week exercise in using technology to help lose weight

Fitter, Happier: an eight-week exercise in using technology to help lose weight

InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boy...

InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boy...

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.

Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands are only available in Rio

engadget.com — To celebrate the Olympic games, the Apple Watch is getting a series of commemorative straps that match the flags of 14 participating countries. got the exclusive, saying that each model will set you back $49, and match the colors of the respective flags, such as the USA, Great Britain and New Zealand.

France objects to Windows 10 user tracking

engadget.com — Officials also feel that Microsoft's security provision for Windows 10 is too lax, thanks to the unlimited times you can enter a PIN. That opens the door for any enterprising attacker to simply brute-force the combination, which CNIL feels makes the operating software "not secure or confidential."

Say farewell to VHS (if you hadn't already)

engadget.com — The last company that still makes VHS players will reportedly cease production of the technology at the end of July. The news comes from Japan's , which claims that Funai has decided to call it quits long after everyone pulled out of the game.

Vine is a sinking ship, but one worth saving

engadget.com — The central issue is that Vine's leadership doesn't know what it is, and as a consequence, don't know how to manage it. There's a similar malaise at Twitter itself, which is defined not by its leaders, but through the prism of the people who use it regularly.

A month without bacon because my genes said so

engadget.com — A few weeks back, I had my DNA tested by DNAFit, a startup that analyzes your genetic makeup to improve your health and wellbeing. It's primarily designed for elite athletes looking to slice a few extra milliseconds from their sprint times, as well as weekend warriors who've already bought some fancy sneakers.

Netflix will air the new 'Star Trek' series outside the US

engadget.com — Netflix has announced that it'll be the exclusive home of the brand-new Star Trek TV series, and will broadcast the show globally next year. When it was announced, CBS revealed that only the first episode would air on TV, with the rest of the episodes exclusive to the network's own streaming service.

Jaunt adds Dolby's cinematic sound to its VR library

engadget.com — Immersive, 360-degree video is great, but there's a worry that while the pictures will surround you, the audio will not. Dolby and Jaunt are looking to remedy the situation by launching a dull-sounding but important way for you to find clips that sound as good as they look.

Hyperloop One's BamBrogan allegedly left due to harassment

engadget.com — Hyperloop One has done more than anyone to bring legitimacy to Elon Musk's initial concept of mass transit via vacuum tubes. Brogan BamBrogan brought along a pedigree of success, having previously designed SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. The combination between him and Pishevar, a Silicon Valley billionaire who has backed Uber, AirBnB and Warby Parker, seemed irresistible.

Ashley Madison gives infidelity a new look

engadget.com — Trust is one of the few commodities that you can't get more of by spending money and you can't regain it once it's been lost. When a relationship loses that fundamental belief in each other's reliability then there's almost nothing you can do to save it.

Scientists dream up a power station staffed by bacteria

engadget.com — Admittedly, we're still a long away from this even becoming a lab experiment given the complexity and scale that's involved. But technology like this could eventually be the power source necessary for small gadgets where self-sufficiency is important. The team discusses the idea of using the bacterial turbines for self-assembled devices that can't be tethered to traditional power sources.
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Jul 24, 2016

I was worried that @Netflix's influence was waning. Then it bagged Star Trek and MST3k and darned if it's not back in the game.

Jul 24, 2016

I wonder if BR fancies buying a soiled pair of pants for $1.2bn. I'm sure there's great opportunities for "synergies" inside the smears.

Jul 24, 2016

RT @TheAzzo: Watching Quantum of Solace and remembering when Sony Ericsson had the coolest phones. HAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAAAA

Jul 24, 2016

It's still weird to see his blink-and-you'll-miss-it from Modern Family before he even looks like Lin-Manuel Miranda  https://twitter.com/hownottodraw/status/757303492688089088 

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