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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.

Overheard at Mobile World Congress 2015 — It's amazing what people will say openly and loudly in English (and even French and Portuguese) among the crowds at the world's largest cell phone show. Here are a few of the more interesting things I've overheard. Names have been changed to protect identities. Some light editing too. Presented without comment.

Aids for the Indecisive, When Options Abound — For the indecisive among us, help is on the way. A new generation of apps meant to help with day-to-day decision making is here. Assuming you can decide which to use, these apps may help bring some order to your life.

AppSmart | Think Happy Thoughts — Mindfulness training has arrived on the smartphone. Three apps help motivate you to meditate and teach you new techniques.

Video Feature: Apps for Meditation and Calming on iPhone and Android — THE smartphone can be a wicked tool for distraction and complication. But it doesn't have to be. Your smartphone can actually be an agent of calm, relaxation and mindfulness. The app that's helped me, my family and friends relax the most is Calm by, which is available free - a nice, relaxing price!

Tools to Make Meetings More Productive (and Maybe More Pleasant) — We all know that meetings are vital to doing business. They can also be difficult, slow or argumentative affairs. But tools to help speed up or even enhance your round-table discussions are now readily available. Meetings - Notebooks for Work, which is $4 for iPad, can transport your meeting into the 21st century.

How The Apple Watch Will Make You Put Down Your Phone And Start Talking To People Like A Human… — I love technology, I'm fascinated by almost any aspect of it, from how oil rigs work to how smartphones communicate with cell phone masts to how the Large Hadron Collider works. This is certainly why I'm a very early adopter when it comes to consumer tech.

‘Karate’ Means Empty Hand, but You’ll Need Your Handheld Device — LEARNING a martial art is a true challenge, both mentally and physically, because there is so much to master and remember. Turning to an app for help might not seem like an obvious course, but many apps do provide worthwhile support.

Your Smartphone Is Listening To You Sleep: The Next Terrifying, Awesome Frontier In Voice Tech — Last week Siri, Apple's voice-commanded digital assistant, got an upgrade that gave her many new powers. But developments in voice recognition tech across all kinds of devices mean that your next-next-gen smartphone will easily surpass Siri's passive listening skills and turn it, and systems like it, into chat-happy, always-on life mates.

Easy Ways to Get Your Movie Idea Out of Your Head — When you are a writer, inspiration often strikes when you are not near a computer. Apps can save the day for screenwriters who do their work on the go. Fade In Mobile is one screenwriting app that I immediately liked.

Stop panicking over the Apple Watch's battery life — We know the Apple Watch is coming in April. We know it's contentious, and could revolutionize the wearable tech world (if Apple's as successful in stamping its mark on this market the same way it did with the tablet, smartphone, MP3 player and laptop and desktop computing ones).
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Mar 05, 2015

"Bookmarks" RT @AndreeArchbold: What Does It Mean When Someone Favorites Your Tweet? Here Are 25 Possible Answers:

Mar 05, 2015

Other crowd watching here at #MWC15: I've seen any number of fitness bands (Up, Fuel, Misfit Shine), but only one smartwatch! #Barcelona

Mar 05, 2015

I've only seen one Windows phone used by a guest at #MWC15 and just one Blackberry. Telling. #Barcelona

Mar 05, 2015

5 out of every 10 phones I see people using at #mwc15 are iPhones (3 of which are iPhone 6). 2 are Samsung. 2 are other androids. 1 is other

Mar 04, 2015

Conversations overheard at #MWC15 ... Some are strange, some funny, some are revealing:… (by me @medium)

Mar 03, 2015

Apple's new iPhone photography ads are also displayed in the metro here in Barcelona near #MWC15. Timing!

Mar 03, 2015

See yours truly in this making-of video for the cover of @TAPortugal's in-flight magazine "Up"…

Mar 03, 2015

Strange but interesting tech at #mwc15: A pet device in the #wearables category--measures your dog's fitness levels!

Mar 03, 2015

@leahnurik ...because I guess in hot countries charging your phone or using GPS makes things really hot?

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