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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.

App Smart | Finding Halloween Fun — Kit Eaton reviews three apps that help you get into the Halloween spirit, including inspiration for pumpkin carving and a new way to experience the timeless Charlie Brown's "Great Pumpkin" story.

Don’t Be Afraid of These Halloween-Themed Apps — They may not be pumpkin spice-flavored, but there are plenty of Halloween apps to keep you busy during the spooky holiday season. If pumpkin carving is a big part of your Halloween tradition, you can find some inspiration in Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns, free on iOS, and Pumpkin Carving Ideas by ZaleBox on Android, also free.

Apple's "Integrated SIM" Plans Thwarted?--Not So Fast — There's been a lot of fuss about Apple's plans for a next-gen integrated SIM card in iDevices, and new reports even suggest that Apple's now abandoned the plan, for the iPhone at least. But does all the fuss even make sense? Not necessarily.

Apple's iPad and iMac event — At a special media event today, Apple took time to talk about its recent successes with iPhone 6 and teases the Watch before it reveals its newest hardware: Beginning the event, Tim Cook talked about the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.

Positive Thinking, With a Little Help From Your Phone — At dinner with friends recently the conversation turned to things that were stressing us out. Yes, it was one of those moody evenings. But it ended up being upbeat because someone asked the inevitable "I wonder if there's an app for that" question.

USAF's Little X-37B Space Shuttle: More Military Than NASA's — The fuss about NASA's future and the end of the Space Shuttle overshadowed one fact: NASA's not the biggest space agency in the U.S. The military is test-launching its own tiny space plane today, in fact, and it's damn creepy. The vehicle in question is the X-37B.

On Th:9-10-2014 - — Apple's big iPad delayed before it's even a thing, Amazon to try a bricks and mortar store, Snapchat to get ads... Even though Apple's "pro"-sized iPad, with a screen somewhere between 12 inches and 12.9 inches, is only a rumor at the moment, there's a new rumor about the rumor that says the project is being delayed a bit.

On T:8-10-2014 - — HTC takes on GoPro, Apple's next big thing hives into view, and the DEA plays naughty... At a big press event today HTC has revealed some interesting hardware as part of its plan for the near future, and the most interesting piece of kit isn't a smartphone-it's a camera.

App Smart | Playing ‘God Games’ — Kit Eaton reviews Godus, the Sandbox and Godville, three free mobile games that let you control an entire world, not just a single character.

With Mobile ‘God Games,’ Unleash Your Inner Benevolent Creator - or Wrathful Deity — Few video games can be as addicting as those in which you control an entire world, not just a single character. These days, there are many games of this sort, often called god games, to choose from. My favorite right now is Godus, free on iOS.
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Oct 24, 2014

The night is just getting going... #musicbox #lisbon (blue lights playing merry hell with my iPhone lens)

Oct 24, 2014

@conradhackett BBC is the real shocker there--perhaps the most readily identified news organization around the globe...just not in the US!

Oct 24, 2014

@leighalexander Would be a more complete switch when you say "British" not "English" ;)

Oct 24, 2014

@justinmerkin Heh... I haven't read this in ages. Thanks for reminding me! That last paragraph of mine really resonates, even now :)

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