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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.

Smartphone Spanish comes in many fun, free apps

seattletimes.com — Originally published Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:34 PM If you're looking to learn a second language like Spanish, forget the old-fashioned repetitious lessons you remember from school. There are plenty of smartphone apps that offer worthwhile language lessons in entertaining, bite-size chunks. Learn Spanish by MindSnacks, a free app for iPhones and iPads, makes lessons fun.

App Smart | Free Spanish Lessons

nytimes.com — Kit Eaton reviews three apps that offer language lessons in entertaining, bite-size chunks.

Learn Spanish, From Your Phone

nytimes.com — If you're looking to learn a second language like Spanish, forget the old-fashioned repetitious lessons you remember from school. There are plenty of smartphone apps that offer worthwhile language lessons in entertaining, bite-size chunks. Learn Spanish by MindSnacks, a free app for iPhones and iPads, makes lessons fun.

App Smart | Finding Halloween Fun

nytimes.com — 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

nytimes.com — 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

fastcompany.com — 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

theonswit.ch — 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

nytimes.com — 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

fastcompany.com — 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 - TheOnSwit.ch

theonswit.ch — 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.
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Oct 31, 2014

My walk to work this morning--beach and summer(esque) sunshine on the sea. Plus: a swimmer, on Halloween! pic.twitter.com/MUmO8HdUbX

Oct 30, 2014

RT @idgenterprise: Don’t miss your chance to get these Halloween #mobile apps before tomorrow! @kiteaton via @nytimesbits nyti.ms/1ziC3ao #tech

Oct 30, 2014

@benpopper Fascinating, and honest. Thanks for sharing...a subject that's been on my mind for a while. Insights like this help.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CaseyNewton: All of the love and the tears and the joy today to Tim Cook. Beautiful piece of writing, too: businessweek.com/articles/2014-…



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