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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.

Video Feature: English Grammar Aids for Both Native Speakers and Students — I'm going to be very careful writing this week's column. I'm trying not to make any grammatical mistakes. But even though I've published millions of words, I'm certain some errors will slip through because we're all guilty of making grammatical mistakes from time to time.

Don’t Stress About Smartwatch Battery Life-It’s A 500 Year Old Problem — We know the AppleWatch is coming, though we don't know exactly when. 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).

For Musicians, Apps for Tuning, Keeping Time and Organizing Charts — SMARTPHONES and tablets are powerful music devices. You can listen to music, you can create music and, with the right app, you can get an assist when playing an instrument. One of the most useful apps for guitarists - and yet one of the simplest - is a tuner app.

Tools for tracking data use to avoid hefty phone fees — The smartphone in your pocket gives you the power to chat, text, take selfies, and do a million other things. But it also burns through your data plan with your wireless carrier faster than you think. And who likes to pay that extra fee when you go over your limit?

Dreams Of Macs With All-Day Batteries May Come True, If Apple Ditches Intel For ARM — Will Apple pull the old chip switcheroo again, and embrace ARM CPUs on its Macs instead of Intel silicon? You bet it might, say new rumors, because it could mean your MacBook lasts pretty much all day on a charge.

Phone Data Calculators Aimed at Avoiding Hefty Bills — The smartphone in your pocket gives you the power to chat, text, take selfies and a million other things. But it also burns through your data plan with your wireless carrier faster than you think. And who likes to pay that extra fee when you go over your limit?

Buttons, Buttons Everywhere: Sony Demos One of Google TV's Weaknesses — The tech world's just digging in to Google TV, now that Sony's units are in the limelight. But one fact is glaringly obvious from the unit's remote: This is not a unit for your Granny. Or possibly your parents. And that might be Google TV's undoing.

App Smart | Learn Physics With Games — You might not realize it, but playing some popular games like Angry Birds can teach you about the laws of physics.

Games Played by the Laws of Physics — Long before I wrote about apps for a living, I spent many years at university learning to be a physicist, and worked as a professional scientist for a while. So I get an extra-special kick out of all the physics-based games that can be played on a smartphone.

Apple’s next MacBook Air will be the death of the laptop — Apple news website published a story yesterday about the upcoming revision of an already iconic product-the MacBook Air. If the information is to be believed, and maybe we should take it seriously because the sources are reputedly Apple employees, the next Air laptop takes every single design trick of the original machine to the maximum.
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Jan 28, 2015

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation: what "laser" stands for. Coinventor Charles Townes just died…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @techreview: Your Mobile Phone Is More Secure Than Your Visa Card

Jan 28, 2015

@jsnell @C_Goscinski Solving battery life equation must've been very tricky task for Apple. I imagine years of iterating as the tech evolved

Jan 28, 2015

@sesmithwrites Hey there! You dropped me a note via on my smartwatch piece on Medium. The answer is yes! :)

Jan 28, 2015

@davemark Hey Dave. Thanks for liking my smartwatch article on Medium. But you got my name wrong! I wrote this, not some chap called Marcel

Jan 28, 2015

@theloop ...thanks for linking my smartwatch article! But you got my name wrong! It's me, Kit, not someone called Marcel!

Jan 27, 2015

RT @scott_kerr: Apple's Q1 2015 earnings was the largest corporate quarterly earnings of all time. The end.

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