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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.

New Gear for the School Year

nytimes.com — College nowadays requires so much more than laptops and textbooks. You'll also need smartphones, tablets and webcams. A thousand pieces of tech that ping and ding and distract and amuse you. Or, if you're looking to persuade your parents to pay for all this, it's the technology you can't pass the school year without.

Video Feature: Putting the Soccer Pitch in the Palm of Your Hand

nytimes.com — The championship won by the United States women's soccer team in the World Cup this month has made the sport a hot topic. To that end, there is already a big list of apps to help people learn more about soccer and to follow news about the game on their phones.

Grilling apps for barbecue beginners and expert outdoor chefs

seattletimes.com — A mix of apps offer helpful advice for your summer barbecue, from recipes and demonstration videos to a timer that alerts you when your meat is ready to be flipped. It's summer, the perfect time for the sizzling sun to be joined by sizzling sounds from your grill.

Video Feature: Summertime, and the Grilling Is Easy, With Help

nytimes.com — It's summer, the perfect time for the sizzling sun to be joined by sizzling sounds from your grill. But since grilling is an art, and it's easy to ruin a piece of meat on the flames, you may be seeking a little help from the right recipe apps to help cook up some mouthwatering feasts and avert a barbecue disaster.

Video Feature: Before the Music Festival, Know the Lineup and the Lyrics

nytimes.com — Visitors to music festivals like Lollapalooza or Pitchfork often have three goals: enjoying great live music, having fun with friends and staying safe and secure. In a crowd of thousands, this can be difficult, but there are plenty of apps that can help.

Video Feature: Protect Your Smartphone Data With Some Fortifications

nytimes.com — Smartphones have a million practical uses, which means they are jammed with credit card numbers, website passwords and other personal information that can tempt thieves or hackers. While phones have built-in protection, you can always add a little more in the form of security apps.
Aug 01, 2015

Video Feature: Protect Your Smartphone Data With Some Fortifications buff.ly/1D8ttJk - MUST READ

Want to make a cocktail? Try an app

tampabay.com — A Negroni, anyone? Or maybe a Jack Rose? Knowing how to make good cocktails is a great party trick and almost always more interesting than serving wine or beer to guests. And even if you are a complete cocktail novice, you can deliver delicious drinks, as long as you have the right app.

One Last Ingredient for a Well-Stocked Bar

nytimes.com — A NEGRONI, anyone? Or maybe a Jack Rose? Knowing how to make good cocktails is a great party trick and almost always more interesting than serving wine or beer to guests. And even if you are a complete cocktail novice, you can deliver delicious drinks, as long as you have the right app.

Video Feature: Apps for Summer Travel, Concerts and Grilling

nytimes.com — Summer has arrived, with long days and warm sun tempting us to experience the outdoors and traveling. Getting the right apps for your phone and tablet can help you have a great time. Packing for a vacation can be a chore. Stress no more: Packpoint has you covered.

Video Feature: Apple Watch Apps That Are Available Now

nytimes.com — AT its recent annual developer conference, Apple made a move to jump-start the production of apps for the Apple Watch by announcing a software tool kit that will enable developers to create more advanced programs for the new device.
Jun 19, 2015

Some good apps show the promise of #AppleWatch now nyti.ms/1GZQm90 even though we know it's going to get better! (By me @nytimesbits)

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Jul 31, 2015

Dear @BlaBlaCarUK (or BlaBla in general) the inability to switch languages in your apps is *very* frustrating. Why isn't it possible?

Jul 29, 2015

Some monkey business at the zoo #Lisbon (also a good place to write!) instagram.com/p/5uPC_tsu6x/

Jul 29, 2015

RT @TheNextWeb: Excellent photo app Filters has been sold to Camera+, will live on! tnw.me/NbZVgZt pic.twitter.com/Q01cHF4dP2

Jul 28, 2015

Tonight's #science fun at dinner for my kids: Buoyancy and the oil-on-water effect (plus, later,… instagram.com/p/5smbPzsu5_/

Jul 26, 2015

The sticky, messy aftermath of teaching my kids about non-Newtonian fluids at dinner :) #science #somuchfun pic.twitter.com/cSxHxCAmmf

Jul 23, 2015

@vindugoel @StevenLevy ... How about learning to cook your own? That's basically my only option here... And it's a good one :)

Jul 21, 2015

Firefighting seaplanes flying low over my house--big fire just a few kilometres away. Smoke in the sky. #Portugal pic.twitter.com/4N1Sw1mEAk

Jul 21, 2015

RT @BemeUnlockCode: RT + Favorite for a Beme Unlock Code. We're giving away 5 more this hour. #Beme #BemeApp #BemeUnlockCode



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