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Covers:  business, science, news, space tech, iphone apps, mobile payments, robots, innovation, smartphones, consumer electronics, social media, tablets

GTACTAA...oh...not *that* kind of bio ;) I'm a tech writer at New York Times and elsewhere. Novel underway. It's Dr Kit, not Mr. Tweets=my own, red hair=not

Kit Eaton's Biography

Red-haired, recovering scientist, writer, photographer, thinker, not a dancer, but am terribly unhappy with filling in biography sections on sites like this. Feeling compelled to make a joke. Can't think of one. Hence will just waffle on a bit about my rather zig-zag career to journalism, mention my novel-in-writing, point out that explaining complex things in accessible ways is a specialty of mine, and close with a brief reminder ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for Gizmodo

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I loved typing on one.

How is social media changing news?

Astonishingly, irrevocably, and from the inside out. Immediacy, access and un-verifiability are the watchwords.

App Smart | Science Lessons — Three apps that use videos and interactive features to help explain the principles of physics, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

Video Feature: Apps That Bring Science to Life — Physics, chemistry, biology and lots of other sciences are behind almost every part of our technology-driven lives. But learning about those topics is often not easy, which is where tech steps in to help illuminate some of science's fascinating secrets. One of my favorite science-based apps is The Elements in Action, which costs $4 on iOS.

Apps help turn water guzzlers into sippers — A handful of apps can help you learn more about water usage and how you might change your practices, especially in a time of drought conditions. Drought is a powerful reminder of the vulnerability and precious nature of our water resources.

How One Second Could Cost Amazon $1.6 Billion In Sales — The data comes from an infographic compiled by, with the specific goal of finding out about tolerance of slow webpage speeds for the average U.S. web user. Then they extended the data to cover other habits that take time, like waiting in line or being served in a restaurant.

Video Feature: As California Thirsts, These Apps Help Save Water — California's drought is a powerful reminder of the vulnerability and precious nature of our water resources. To become more responsible with water usage and waste, a few apps can help people learn about and reduce their water consumption. One is Vizsafe, which tries to encourage responsible water usage through the age-old mechanism of peer pressure.

Video Feature: Apps for Cyclists Offer Everything but the Flat-Tire Kit — Cyclists have been saying it for ages: Two wheels are better than four, for the health of the rider and the environment alike. And with cycling's popularity on the rise, numerous apps have appeared to support the activity.

You are here. Find out how to go there. — One of my favorite parts of a vacation is flying, but organizing the flights can be overcomplicated and frustrating. It does not have to be this way, as there are many mobile apps that can help you book flights with ease.

Video Feature: Apps to Cope and Help in a Disaster — The deadly earthquake in Nepal serves as a reminder that natural disasters can strike at any time. But being prepared and informed can help, and a smartphone can be a vital tool for that. The app, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, can help before, during and after a disaster.

Video Feature: Astronomy Apps for Getting to Know the Starry Night Skies — For stargazers who want to peer deep into the universe, there's good news: Nowadays you don't need a telescope to do some amateur astronomy. With the right apps, your phone can be a powerful educational window into the night sky. SkyView, for one, is a simple yet impressive stargazing app.

Video Feature: Apps to Kindle the Imagination — Nearly everything in our daily lives is driven by rules, habits and social norms, which can stymie creative habits at work or elsewhere. Don't panic: There are apps to help ignite that spark. For a writer like me, getting stuck is a big barrier to productivity.
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May 28, 2015

@lynneluvah Yup. Agreed... Learned from lessons. And then that's where these Apple Proactive rumours connect…. Fun!

May 28, 2015

@lynneluvah Nice thinking. Google's "botched"(?) Glass experiment plays into this too.

May 28, 2015

@lynneluvah Absolutely! Tricky stuff. But maybe we'll see what happens with Oculus and Facebook ...Could be an interesting model to compare.

May 28, 2015

If true, this is huge news with *big* implications for iPhones, & more: Apple acquires augmented reality comp Metaio…

May 28, 2015

RT @9to5mac: Google Places API for iOS now available to all, Maps to add offline search/navigation…

May 28, 2015

@IdaSantanaMD @MrCatullus @nytimes ;) Back when I was in school my teacher broke the rules and made many a "bang!" Rules tighter now, sadly

May 28, 2015

@sree Thanks for the tweet. I love making these! In the main weekly column I cover more apps from the same category…

May 27, 2015

RT @nytimestech: Bits Blog: Daily Report: After Conquering the World, Android’s Course Is Uncertain

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