Danny is a Staff Writer for Computing. With experience in online and broadcast journalism, he joined Computing in August 2012 after over two years working in the video games industry press. He graduated with a Master's degree in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism from University College Falmouth in 2008, after previously completing a BA in Politics at the University of Exeter.

Articles & blogs by Danny Palmer

How crowdsourcing data analysis helps NASA defend Earth from Asteroids

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Narinder Singh, president of TopCoder, on 'democratising participation' in NASA's data analysis
02 Sep 2014

Case study: How Holiday Extras improved customer service by shifting to the cloud

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Holiday Extras' head of IT Damien Turner explains why he opted for the Amazon cloud and the benefits it brought
02 Sep 2014

iCloud celebrity photo hack: Are we too quick to trust cloud storage?

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After the theft of naked celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud, should we all be more careful about what we’re – perhaps unknowingly – storing in the cloud?
01 Sep 2014

Apple teams up with MasterCard, Visa for iPhone 6 mobile wallet

NFC technology will reportedly let iPhone users make payments using their shiny new Apple devices
01 Sep 2014

Medway Council upgrades and virtualises its outdated IT estate

Medway Council shifts to virtual desktops to support its move to more flexible working
29 Aug 2014

IBM's Watson supercomputer turns from Jeopardy! to crunch scientific research data

Watson Discovery Advisor cloud-based software will help scientists analyse research data
28 Aug 2014

Judge rejects latest Apple injunction plea against Samsung

US District Judge Lucy Koh says patent disputes have not harmed Apple's reputation or sales
28 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes College improves BYOD network and data centre efficiency with IT revamp

College boosts effiency by replacing data centre with Dell servers based on Intel processors
27 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony’s poor reputation for security and the prestige of taking down a gaming giant attracts hackers
27 Aug 2014

TGI Fridays UK selects Cyntergy to solve service desk woes

Restaurant chain staff were previously wasting time on calls to several different support desks
26 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

Huawei drops 'not profitable' Windows Phone as Microsoft faces new China anti-trust probe

'It has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone,' says Huawei's Richard Yu
26 Aug 2014

Using mobile and big data to accommodate customer needs – an interview with Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos tells Danny Palmer how harnessing mobile and big data technology is allowing the hotel booking service to cater to the personal preferences of customers
22 Aug 2014

Lax customer data analytics 'not acceptable' in today's industry, says Hotels.com CTO

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos likens not knowing what website visitors want to bakers not knowing what regular customers like
21 Aug 2014