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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.

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.

App Smart | Instant Photo Collages

Video Feature: Frame Shops for Phone Photos

nytimes.com — Smartphones have turned us all into photographers. Now with the help of some apps, we can also be photo artists, framing our snaps and making collages. A horde of such photo-enhancing apps have sprung up in the age of Instagram and Snapchat, which use images as a primary mode of communication.

Video Feature: Streaming Music Apps for a Variety of Tastes

nytimes.com — Apple, which helped popularize digital music, has watched from the sidelines in recent years as consumers have moved toward streaming music services and away from music downloads through its iTunes service. Next week, Apple is expected to begin a streaming effort of its own, based on Beats Music, which it acquired last year.

Can Life Be As Browsable As The Web? Augmented Reality Outfit Metaio Thinks So

fastcompany.com — Metaio just transformed its Junaio Augmented Reality browser into a highly useful tool. Its new Scan function recognizes a range of real things-from pictures to QR codes to product barcodes-so it can supply extra info to its users about what it's looking at.

Metaio Bets Augmented Reality On Tablets Is The Future

fastcompany.com — Metaio has just released Junaio 2.6, the latest version of its augmented reality "browser" for mobile devices, along with a plug-in for third-party app integration and a newly freshened-up mobile developer's kit called Unifeye. Mataio is betting that tablet PCs will find their killer functionality in AR.

App Smart | Science Lessons

nytimes.com — Three apps that use videos and interactive features to help explain the principles of physics, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.
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Jul 05, 2015

Your Sunday sleepy sing: Star-o ... A version of the Jamaican classic that you've probably never heard before :) youtu.be/TTFpwfKno38

Jul 02, 2015

@mikejjennings I have no idea. But he really meant it, saying they were on the same level. I... Just don't understand.

Jul 02, 2015

A so-called friend yesterday compared my new tattoo to "murder", quite sincerely, and then tried to laugh. People can really surprise you :/

Jun 25, 2015

Apple's paying Spotify-like artist rates during Music free trial, then more later mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/bus… ...do Taylor's protests seem silly?

Jun 19, 2015

@BrianMueller333 I love Carrot! Using it on my watch to keep trim right now :)

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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