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google made this video on my behalf, from the game dev conference last month in SF. I kinda like it.
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Yes, you heard me: LinkedIn.
By mining the career and education data of its 330 million members, LinkedIn can help kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up and find the right school to attend.
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You know who they are....
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.
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Nate Fillion and Alan Tudyk doing a new show together -- help them fund it here.
A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion produced by YOU! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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The holidays are breathing down your neck, yet you still haven’t bought gifts for the people you love. Not to worry. Many albums, books, games, and movies are available in digital format, which you can buy them right up til midnight on Dec 24 and still beat Santa to the punch. Here’s how.
The holidays are breathing down your neck, yet you still haven’t bought gifts for the people you love. Not to worry. Many albums, books, games, and movies are available in digital format, which you can buy them right up til midnight on Dec 24 and still beat Santa to the punch. Here’s how.
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awe inspiring and beautiful video....
Whoever said man was not meant to fly has never met Yves "Jetman" Rossy. Watch this the Swiss daredevel fly without a plane over one of the most beautiful and desolate regions of the planet.
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  • Yahoo!
    Technology Columnist, 2013 - present
    I write the Modern Family column for Yahoo Tech, a new digital magazine about technology written for "normal people" (ie, not geeks). I also write other pieces for YT in my inimitable snarky style.
  • Tynanwood Inc
    Bloodless writing machine, 1999 - 2014
    Freelance writer and editor for a ridiculous number of publications, some of which you have probably heard of.
  • eSarcasm (Geek Humor Gone Wild)
    CSO (chief sarcasm officer), 2009 - 2013
    Purveyor of juvenile humor of the geek variety and a horrible role model for our nation's youth.
  • InfoWorld
    Contributing Editor, 2003 - 2013
    I write features, quizzes, slideshows, and blog posts for this e-magazine, which has been covering Silicon Valley since the early 1980s.
  • ITworld
    blogger, 2010 - 2013
    I write the Thank You For Not Sharing blog (http://www.itworld.com/blogs/dantynan) about privacy and social media, which is beloved by tens of readers.
  • Family Circle Magazine
    Contributing Editor, 2005 - 2013
    I write features about the intersection of families and technologies for the print and online versions of this magazine, which boasts a print circulation of more than 4 million and has been around since 1932.
  • PC World
    Executive Editor, 1996 - 1999
    I came, I saw, I edited, I ate a lot of cheese cubes. Then I slept.
  • CD ROM Today
    Editor in Chief, 1995 - 1996
    Thank god this magazine no longer exists.
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Introduction

Dan Tynan has been writing and editing stories about technology and its discontents for more than 20 years. During that time he’s been an editor in chief and an executive editor for national magazines, written for more than 75 publications, and taken home a closet full of awards. 

He currently writes the Modern Family column for Yahoo Tech, not to be confused with the ABC sitcom of the same name. No Sofia Vergara around here, unfortunately. 

As Executive Editor for PC World, Tynan edited a series of articles on Internet privacy that became a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1999. (They lost to a Good Housekeeping series on Katie Couric’s colon.) In 2002, he wrote a feature for Popular Science on the future of airport security, part of a 9/11 anniversary issue that was also nominated for an ‘Ellie’. (Scientific American won that one).

Tynan earned consecutive Maggies from the Western Publications Association for his CNET.com column, Inside @ccess. He’s won something like 8 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards for investigative journalism and privacy-related articles, including the Grand Neal in 1999. He’s also shared in awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Computer Press Association, and others he can no longer recall.

Tynan has appeared on CNN, CBS, NPR, and a raft of local TV and radio stations, and has been quoted on technology issues in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His work has appeared in Wired, Family Circle, InfoWorld, Men’s Fitness, Newsweek, Playboy.com, and a small flotilla of magazines with “PC” or “Computer” in the title. Tynan wrote PC World’s Gadget Freak columnas well as  Our Digital Life for US Airways Magazine, a pseudonymous blog for Infoworld.com, and Thank You For Not Sharing, a blog for ITworld about social media and privacy beloved by tens of people.

He is also the author of Computer Privacy Annoyancessoon to be a major motion picture starring Ashton Kutcher. (No, not really. But some people will believe anything.)

Yet he remains a humble scribe, working for relative peanuts and the fleeting adoration of the Web-surfing public. To learn more about Dan visit the web site of Tynanwood Inc., a burgeoning new media empire run by himself and his lovely/talented wife, Christina Wood (also an award-winning journalist); his Wikipedia page (it's all lies); his Media Bistro profile, or his satirical blog — The WitList.

Tynan is an officer of Tynanwood Inc., whose properties include TynanWood Omnimedia (TWO) and the TynanWood Institute for Technology (TWIT). He spends the rest of his time on Facebook, where his avatar is much younger and better looking than he is.

Bragging rights
I interviewed Kermit the Frog and William Shatner in the same year (separately). Both of them were very nice. Shatner was significantly taller, but Kermit still had all his own hair.
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