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

Would you buy an Android smartphone from Huawei?

Would you buy an Android smartphone from Huawei?

It seems everyone wants to be in on the Android smartphone phenomenon. Huawei may not be well known in Australia s a phone brand, but now they're showing off their own Android handset, the U8220.
By Daniel Long Jun 24 2010, 1:56PM
Now you can blow your vuvuzela all day long on your iPhone

Now you can blow your vuvuzela all day long on your iPhone

Arguably the most disliked instrument in sporting history, the vuvuzela's ear-numbing drone can now be mimicked by a free iPhone app
By Daniel Long Jun 22 2010, 12:25PM
Anti-Internet filter campaign gets dumb and dumber with Kogan video

Anti-Internet filter campaign gets dumb and dumber with Kogan video

Australian electronics manufacturer Kogan has mocked Senator Conroy's filter campaign by offering their own ways of guarding against spam and scams in the strangest of ways.
By Daniel Long Jun 21 2010, 11:38AM
Telstra flags new broadband deals, just in time for T-Box launch

Telstra flags new broadband deals, just in time for T-Box launch

Three new Telstra bundles will go on sale this week, as the planned national launch of the T-Box creates new demand for better value data services
By Daniel Long Jun 18 2010, 11:51AM
Is bigger still better? Panasonic's 152in 3D TV

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

Opinion: Panasonic have unveiled a 152in TV monstrosity which could be among the world's largest 3D television. But would you ever buy one, even if you had the money?
By Daniel Long Jun 17 2010, 1:20PM
Google TV: Still unsure what it's all about?

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

A new video from Google demonstrates how Google's search technology will work within your television.
By Daniel Long Jun 17 2010, 11:13AM
Would you buy a set top box from Telstra? T-Box arrives for under $300

Would you buy a set top box from Telstra? T-Box arrives for under $300

Telstra's answer to digital recording and Foxtel will launch this week, combining Bigpond TV and HD digital TV channels with PVR functionality
By Daniel Long Jun 16 2010, 3:26PM
Are you ready for even more 3D? Sony launches 3D games, motion controller

Are you ready for even more 3D? Sony launches 3D games, motion controller

The race towards 3D entertainment continues, as Sony unleashes its 3D gaming strategy for the Playstation 3. And, not to be outdone by Microsoft or Nintendo, a motion controller
By Daniel Long Jun 16 2010, 2:53PM
Kinect outshines new Xbox at E3, no Australian release date yet

Kinect outshines new Xbox at E3, no Australian release date yet

The biggest buzz for the E3 entertainment show wasn't that Microsoft suddenly found a way to slim down the Xbox 360, but was instead reserved for the public demonstration of the 'Kinect' technology
By Daniel Long Jun 16 2010, 9:51AM
Microsoft reveals Australian pricing for new Xbox 360: Sleeker, smaller and hoping to 'Kinect' with gamers

Microsoft reveals Australian pricing for new Xbox 360: Sleeker, smaller and hoping to 'Kinect' with gamers

The Xbox 360 has been a given a stylish makeover, but will it be worth the money? We outline the extra features and local pricing here.
By Daniel Long Jun 16 2010, 9:21AM
The future of dining? See the Sydney restaurant that's replaced menus with iPads

The future of dining? See the Sydney restaurant that's replaced menus with iPads

One Sydney restaurant is changing the way we order our food - by using an iPad. We sample food ordered via the 'Menupad'. See the video
By Daniel Long Jun 11 2010, 5:26PM
Flight Tech: Simulator gives you control of 100% accurate Boeing 737. See the video

Flight Tech: Simulator gives you control of 100% accurate Boeing 737. See the video

Keen to pilot a commercial airline, but without the hassles of years of training? A "100% accurate" Boeing 737 simulator in Sydney might be the closest you'll ever get to the real thing. See our video
By Daniel Long Jun 11 2010, 4:29PM
Internode's NBN 'pilot' pricing under $30 a month for 15GB

Internode's NBN 'pilot' pricing under $30 a month for 15GB

Internode's latest NBN pricing deal could gives Tasmanians one of the most enticing broadband deals in Australia
By Daniel Long Jun 9 2010, 2:01PM
Go Fetch: IPTV provider confirms pricing, channels and iiNet deal

Go Fetch: IPTV provider confirms pricing, channels and iiNet deal

Fetch TV have confirmed they will begin offering subscription based TV over the internet for under $30 a month, putting it in direct competition with a bunch of other pay TV content services
By Daniel Long May 26 2010, 12:36PM
Foxtel via your Xbox: Australian gamers to get pay IPTV

Foxtel via your Xbox: Australian gamers to get pay IPTV

In an agreement between Microsoft and Foxtel, Australian Xbox 360 owners will soon receive Foxtel content and video on demand services, with the ability to receive 30 channels over the internet. But there is a catch
By Daniel Long May 20 2010, 12:44PM
Western Digital claims world's first portable hard drive designed for home movies

Western Digital claims world's first portable hard drive designed for home movies

An external hard drive designed specifically for connecting to camcorders and running audio-visual content from drive manufacturer Western Digital
By Daniel Long May 18 2010, 6:16PM
Kaspersky critical of exploit publicity

Kaspersky critical of exploit publicity

Kaspersky Lab co-founder Eugene Kaspersky believes that the publication of security exploits often generates more harm that good overall
By Daniel Long May 17 2010, 6:09PM
Eugene Kaspersky: introduce ID system for all Internet users

Eugene Kaspersky: introduce ID system for all Internet users

Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky recommends a government sponsored ID scheme for computer users
By Daniel Long May 17 2010, 1:21PM
Football World Cup scores a goal with 3D telecasts coming to SBS and Foxtel

Football World Cup scores a goal with 3D telecasts coming to SBS and Foxtel

Homes with 3D-enabled TVs are about to get a taste of the world's largest sporting event in the third-dimension, thanks to SBS and a trial game to be broadcast by Foxtel in late May
By Daniel Long May 17 2010, 11:37AM
ACCC ruling to eBay: PayPal not required as sole payment option

ACCC ruling to eBay: PayPal not required as sole payment option

eBay have reversed an unpopular decision to make sellers provide PayPal as a form of payment across their auctions, instead offering more 'flexible' options.
By Daniel Long May 17 2010, 9:53AM