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

The hydrogen car built on open source technology

The hydrogen car built on open source technology

A hydrogen car would have car enthusiasts excited, but the Riversimple urban car also has the tech community smiling; its detailed plans are totally open-source, making it the future Linux of automobiles
Daniel Long Jun 24 2009, 10:59AM Hardware
Job applicants asked to cough up logins and passwords for Facebook, Myspace and YouTube

Job applicants asked to cough up logins and passwords for Facebook, Myspace and YouTube

Most people agree that applying for work is a full time job. But when that job application requires you to list the very details that make up your private life, one suspects that the hiring process has gone way too far.
Daniel Long Jun 22 2009, 11:49AM Collaboration
End of an era: Microsoft Encarta to shut down after 16 years

End of an era: Microsoft Encarta to shut down after 16 years

Launched in 1993, it seemed to be everywhere in those early days - from schools, universities and offices, to the bargain bins of computer retailers. And it seems just a little sad that its time may be finally up.
Daniel Long Apr 2 2009, 10:28AM Software
BenQ Joybook Lite U101: what, a new netbook that isn't $800?

BenQ Joybook Lite U101: what, a new netbook that isn't $800?

This attractive netbook is not only stylish, but extremely good value for money at $589 (US$407) including a generous 6-cell battery and LED screen.
Daniel Long Apr 2 2009, 10:26AM Hardware
Panasonic launches world's first portable Blu-Ray player

Panasonic launches world's first portable Blu-Ray player

Blu-Ray in your pocket? Well, not quite, but Panasonic's DMP-B15 certainly ranks as one of the most portable Blu-Ray players we've ever seen.
Daniel Long Mar 27 2009, 9:57AM Hardware
Microsoft hails Apple as just an overpriced logo

Microsoft hails Apple as just an overpriced logo

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has proclaimed that economic conditions will help shift the tide against pricey Apple products and help consumers to see the error of their ways.
Daniel Long Mar 24 2009, 4:35PM Software
Logitech G-Series unleashes four kinds of awesomeness

Logitech G-Series unleashes four kinds of awesomeness

Logitech have released four new gaming products from their new G-range in Australia for the first time, including some of the most science-fiction inspired gaming products we've seen recently.
Daniel Long Mar 24 2009, 4:33PM Security
Apple: We seem to have misplaced 9,000 iPods

Apple: We seem to have misplaced 9,000 iPods

An American man managed to scam Apple of 9,000 iPod shuffles, using a replacement warranty trick, prepaid visa cards and just a little bit of old fashioned 'guesswork'.
Daniel Long Mar 23 2009, 1:29PM Hardware
Ericsson: 500Mbps over copper promises Blu-Ray movies in under a minute

Ericsson: 500Mbps over copper promises Blu-Ray movies in under a minute

Ericsson have managed to prove that in theory, we could all one day be downloading Blu-Ray movies in under a minute over copper lines. So what's the catch?
Daniel Long Mar 21 2009, 8:29AM Mobility
Ex Microsoft Vista chief unveils debut solo album

Ex Microsoft Vista chief unveils debut solo album

Ex-Vista boss Jim Allchin is taking pre-release orders of his debut rock album from Amazon, proving there’s life after Vista.
Daniel Long Feb 12 2009, 2:32PM Software
Acer's Predator Gaming PC takes aim at the competition

Acer's Predator Gaming PC takes aim at the competition

A hybrid spawn of Alien and Michael Bay’s Transformers – this 4TB, Quad Core predator from Acer shows no gaming fear.
Daniel Long Aug 25 2008, 7:26AM Hardware
Engin reportedly planning Naked DSL service

Engin reportedly planning Naked DSL service

After facing two straight years of financial losses, VOIP provider Engin are reportedly gearing up to launch Naked DSL, in a last ditch effort to attract customers.
Daniel Long Aug 11 2008, 8:37AM Collaboration
Toshiba unveils REGZA XV500 -but  whatever happened to SED?

Toshiba unveils REGZA XV500 -but whatever happened to SED?

Toshiba’s new REGZA XV500 LCD television series, while boasting full HD tuner quality and a couple of clever specs, still makes us wonder whatever happened to SED?
Daniel Long Jul 12 2008, 10:05AM Hardware
OLPC joins forces with XP; goodbye Linux?

OLPC joins forces with XP; goodbye Linux?

OLPC, the non-profit company aiming to give low cost laptops to the children of the third world, is adding another acronym to its name - XP.
Daniel Long May 20 2008, 7:52AM Hardware

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