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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.

These Magic Apps May Do the Trick

nytimes.com — Though few of us will ever be as deft at prestidigitation as Penn and Teller, or as slick at illusion as David Blaine, most of us already possess a tool for performing impressive conjuring tricks: a smartphone.

Apps to Compete With Snapchat in Temporary Messaging

nytimes.com — Not all messages need to live forever. And with the right smartphone app, it is simple to deliver text messages, photos or videos with a short life span. Snapchat is probably the best-known temporary messaging app. It is incredibly popular. The app, free for iOS and Android, tries to be a one-stop shop for all your temporary messaging needs.

Audio Equalizer and Enhancement Apps Beyond the Smartphone Sound

nytimes.com — You've probably heard musicians like Neil Young complain over the last few years about the sound quality of digital music. But thanks to a new generation of so-called audio enhancement apps, your music's sound quality doesn't have to entirely depend on your smartphone.

Flipboard, Circa and Other Apps to Keep Track of the News

nytimes.com — NEWS flash: The news industry is changing faster than ever nowadays. Smartphone and tablet apps have given news-hungry consumers a whole new way to discover what is going on nearby and around the world. With apps always connected to the Internet, you can also argue that news breaks faster than it ever has.

Spanish as a second language, with the accent on fun

bostonglobe.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 Free for iPhones and iPads Learn Spanish by MindSnacks, a free app for iPhones and iPads, makes lessons fun.

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.
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Nov 28, 2014

@BryanAppleyard not quite as pronounced here, but similar lows... Yes.

Nov 27, 2014

Something to think about, dream about. Beautiful. RT @AstroTerry: Thanksgiving sunset pic.twitter.com/YC1vTlQeii

Nov 27, 2014

Wide expertise, versus deep. I've tried both RT @ideo The Career Choice Nobody Tells You About ideo.is/15D9Cba by @tceb62

Nov 26, 2014

@joshsternberg Ah, Vader's voice--a matter even more fun when you hear Dave Prowse's lovely Bristol accent while he's performing other roles

Nov 26, 2014

Amazing! RT @joshsternberg: The acting/writing wasn't very strong in A New Hope, but these deleted scenes are wow io9.com/star-wars-dele…

Nov 26, 2014

@mnmobileguy Groovy. This is a full unlock yup? And do you know how quickly you could get it working? :)

Nov 26, 2014

@botjunkie So…seagulls are aircraft ;) Still, the rules are insanely restrictive, and presumably exist to favour only "official" drones



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