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New York City
Deputy Tech Editor — Time Magazine
Covers:  transparency, stem, global news, politics, social media, open government, technology

Deputy Tech Editor @TIME. Warning: Hockey tweets.

John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

2010 - Student Journalism
This award is for an undergraduate who excels in journalistic activity on campus. I received it for my work as News Director and later Station Manager of SUNY Geneseo's 89.3 WGSU.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm actually in the process of repairing a 1930s-era Royal.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#PewPew. Thanks, @NASA!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Always e-mail. It helps me sort pitches into folders and keep a record of conversations.

Cyber Monday 2015 Was Largest Ever With Nearly $3B in Sales — Looking at the retail sales figures from this year's Black Friday, you might conclude the annual shopping tradition is dying out. But you'd be wrong: Instead of braving crowded malls and navigating buzzing parking lots, many shoppers are opting instead to spend their money online.

South Korea Tops Ranking of Best Internet in the World — Where should you travel if you want the best Internet connection in the world? A new report says you should book a ticket straight to South Korea. The East Asian nation topped a ranking of countries by their communications infrastructure released Monday. The report comes by way of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which tracks global telecom developments.

Alaska Airlines and Delta Are at War Over Seattle

Nov 19, 2015

.@AlexJamesFitz got to fly a plane for his feature on the battle for Seattle: (between Delta and Alaska Airlines):…

New Feature Hides Ex-Girlfriend, Ex-Boyfriend — When a relationship falls apart, you generally want nothing to do with your former partner. No contact, no updates, nada. But social media makes it all too tempting to keep tabs on your ex - even if you don't actually want to. Now, Facebook has a plan to make breakups a little easier to manage.
Nov 19, 2015

Facebook is fixing the worst part of breaking up with someone

Nov 20, 2015

RT @TIME: Facebook is fixing the worst part of breaking up with someone

How the "I'm Safe" Feature Works — During the recent attacks in Paris, Facebook activated a feature that let people in the city let their friends and family know they were safe. Called "Safety Check," the feature grew out of a project created after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan back in 2011.

Apple Launches Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch — Apple quietly launched a new accessory just in time for the holiday shopping season: An Apple Watch dock. The "Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock" appeared on Apple's online store Wednesday. The device lets Apple Watch owners either lay their smartwatch flat or propped up on its side while charging.

How Facebook 'Safety Check' Feature Works — More These Are the Governments That Request (and Block) the Most Facebook Content Starbucks Holiday Cup Controversy Mocked With #ItsJustACup Social Network Executive Calls Threatening Posts 'Unacceptable' After Missouri Arrest After Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris, you may have noticed an unusual notification appear on Facebook for the first time: "[Friend's Name] was marked safe during Paris Terror Attacks."

Out Nov. 17 for PS4, Xbox One — It feels like forever since we've had a truly great video game. But Star Wars Battlefront looks like it might fit the bill. Out Nov. 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Battlefront pits Rebellion soldiers against Imperial forces in familiar Star Wars locales, like Hoth and Endor.
Nov 12, 2015

Why everybody is losing their minds over Star Wars Battlefront via @Techland @alexjamesfitz

Nov 12, 2015

RT @mattvella: Why everybody is losing their minds over Star Wars Battlefront via @Techland @alexjamesfitz

Yik Yak Co-Founder Responds to Mizzou Threats — More Ken Jennings Tweets Insensitive Joke About Star Wars Fan Who Just Died How We Are Funding Highways Incorrectly 4 Ways to Use Twitter Without Ever Actually Tweeting An executive at Yik Yak, an anonymous social media network, is speaking out after a suspect was arrested over threats made on the platform against black students at the University of Missouri.
Nov 11, 2015

Social network calls threatening posts 'unacceptable' after Mizzou arrest

Apple iPad Pro On Sale Wednesday — Apple's biggest tablet ever, the iPad Pro, will be available for order on the company's website this Wednesday, the company announced Monday. The tablet will appear in retail locations beginning later this week. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is aimed squarely at professionals and creatives.
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Dec 01, 2015

Everything to know about a massive hack targeting children's toys

Dec 01, 2015

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