Daniel Long

Daniel is a passionate writer who has travelled extensively around the world and Australia. He has written across a number of broad subjects (including food and dining) while working as an online journalist for a health related website in Sydney. He graduated with a degree in Communications and Business from Macquarie University.

Daniel has worked at several technology and internet companies, giving him valuable business and technical experience that he brings to PC Authority. He understands the needs of the everyday consumer and what excites the general public. Always on the lookout for the latest gadgets, he’s a keen futurist always looking towards the next 'big thing' as well as the latest in science and research from around the world.  However, he cautions the need to balance our technological fascination with a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

"The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
~Karl Marx

Recent articles by Daniel Long

Telstra releases broadband deals in time for T-Box launch

Telstra releases broadband deals in time for T-Box launch

T-Box creates new demand for better value data services.
Daniel Long Jun 21 2010, 8:51AM Finance
Is bigger still better? Panasonic's 152in 3D TV

Is bigger still better? Panasonic's 152in 3D TV

Opinion: Panasonic has unveiled a 152in TV monstrosity.
Daniel Long Jun 18 2010, 3:35PM Printing
Google TV: Still unsure what it's all about?

Google TV: Still unsure what it's all about?

Google demonstrates how its search technology will work.
Daniel Long Jun 18 2010, 9:29AM Software
Would you buy a set top box from Telstra?

Would you buy a set top box from Telstra?

Telstra's answer to digital recording and Foxtel has launched.
Daniel Long Jun 17 2010, 11:20AM Collaboration
Sony unveils new camera line-up, claims world's smallest interchangeable lens camera

Sony unveils new camera line-up, claims world's smallest interchangeable lens camera

Ready to step up to a high quality compact camera?
Daniel Long May 11 2010, 4:48PM Hardware
5 next-gen TV set top boxes for 2010

5 next-gen TV set top boxes for 2010

Google is planning a new set-top box for your TV.
Daniel Long May 4 2010, 4:25PM Hardware
Science's health concerns over 3D films

Science's health concerns over 3D films

Samsung aren't the only one's concerned about eye strain.
Daniel Long Apr 20 2010, 4:11PM Hardware
Samsung 3D TV arrives in stores this weekend

Samsung 3D TV arrives in stores this weekend

JbHi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Good Guys to sell Samsung 3D TVs.
Daniel Long Apr 12 2010, 5:07PM Hardware
The innovative technologies you won't find here

The innovative technologies you won't find here

Pandora might be entertaining the world for free, but we're still waiting.
Daniel Long Apr 7 2010, 3:03PM Training & Development
Cebit 2010: 3D projectors, mind control technology and ebook readers

Cebit 2010: 3D projectors, mind control technology and ebook readers

Like CES 2010, 3D gadgets are just as popular at this year's CeBIT technology fair in Germany. We take a look at some of the more interesting products on display
Daniel Long Mar 9 2010, 9:10AM Sales & Marketing
Google offers traffic maps to Aussie motorists

Google offers traffic maps to Aussie motorists

Snapshots of traffic on main and arterial roads available for free online.
Daniel Long Sep 16 2009, 4:48PM Services
Spy tech: Your own personal satellite for just $US8000

Spy tech: Your own personal satellite for just $US8000

A California company is offering personal satellites for sale at bargain basement prices, complete with all the necessary gear to launch, monitor and run your own satellite from the "privacy" of your home computer.
Daniel Long Aug 8 2009, 8:45AM Security
More netbooks coming: Asus T91 and HP Mini 5101 join crowded market

More netbooks coming: Asus T91 and HP Mini 5101 join crowded market

Asus add yet another netbook to their range: the swivel hinged T91 Eee PC and HP offer the Mini 5101 netbook for professionals. We investigate the perfect netbook for busy professionals
Daniel Long Aug 1 2009, 9:05AM Hardware
iPhone 3GS encryption can be cracked in two minutes using freeware, says hacker

iPhone 3GS encryption can be cracked in two minutes using freeware, says hacker

Using popular jailbreaking tools freely available online, an iPhone developer and hacker has demonstrated the lack of security on the Apple iPhone 3GS - and posing potential worries if you're using the iPhone for business.
Daniel Long Jul 27 2009, 1:41PM Mobility
The world's most toxic video game consoles

The world's most toxic video game consoles

Greenpeace have cited Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo as among the worst environmental offenders, when it comes to using toxic materials in their manufacturing.
Daniel Long Jul 23 2009, 2:36PM Strategy
Foxtel viewers show their cricket smarts: IQ used to correct Ashes commentators

Foxtel viewers show their cricket smarts: IQ used to correct Ashes commentators

Foxtel viewers were quick to alert English cricket commentators to a cricketing mistake, after they missed it on their own replays
Daniel Long Jul 22 2009, 3:06PM Collaboration
Little Brother: How RFIDs in everyday objects could make easy targets for hackers

Little Brother: How RFIDs in everyday objects could make easy targets for hackers

Security and privacy advocates argue that RFID tags could make it easier for hackers to target our private information, as RFIDs permeate every facet of everyday life
Daniel Long Jul 22 2009, 2:46PM Hardware
Hacking the mind: why your brain might be the next target

Hacking the mind: why your brain might be the next target

As neural controllers grow in popularity, so will hackers attempts to create malicious code to potentially corrupt, control and infiltrate our brains. So, what are the experts doing about it?
Daniel Long Jul 15 2009, 9:15AM Security
Internet in space is one small step for mankind, one giant step for engineers

Internet in space is one small step for mankind, one giant step for engineers

A permanent internet connection in space is gradually turning into a reality after the first node was connected to the International Space Station (ISS)
Daniel Long Jul 13 2009, 6:02AM Collaboration
Graphene could revolutionise future technologies

Graphene could revolutionise future technologies

Scientists are betting on a new high tech material, which is among the strongest and thinnest known materials in the universe
Daniel Long Jul 12 2009, 10:47PM Hardware

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