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New York City
Deputy Tech Editor — Time Magazine
Covers:  transparency, stem, global news, politics, social media, open government, technology

Deputy Tech Editor @TIME. DMs are open.

John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

2010 - Student Journalism
This award is for an undergraduate who excels in journalistic activity on campus. I received it for my work as News Director and later Station Manager of SUNY Geneseo's 89.3 WGSU.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm actually in the process of repairing a 1930s-era Royal.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#PewPew. Thanks, @NASA!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Always e-mail. It helps me sort pitches into folders and keep a record of conversations.

China SUV Registrations Up 48% As Drivers Fear Road Rage — The SUV, perhaps the most American of vehicles, is making a big splash in China, according to a new report. China's total SUV registrations rose 48% in the first quarter, according to investment research firm Sanford C. Bernstein.

Top Banks Fined $2.5 Billion Over Currency Manipulation — WASHINGTON (AP) - Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland conspired with one another to fix rates on U.S.

Should I Buy One Yet? — Over the past holiday season, 4K televisions were among the hottest gadgets to fly off the shelves. But here we are, nearly six months later, and you have to wonder if some consumers have buyer's remorse.

iRobot CEO on Keeping Lawnmower Robot Safe — iRobot, the Bedford, Mass.-based company famous for its Roomba vacuum-bot, has been floating the idea of an autonomous lawnmower device for years. But now the company is getting closer to bringing the idea to lawns across America, eliminating yet another tedious household chore.

How to Make Your Instagram Followers Jealous of Your Sweet Feed — If your Instagram feed is starting to feel dull, maybe that's because it is. After years of seeing photos in the same layout and with the same filters, everything can begin to look the same - even your own photos start to look like everyone else's.

Verizon Getting 2.2 Million Dial-Up Subscribers in AOL Merger — Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion in cash, the companies announced Tuesday morning. As Fortune's Erin Griffith rightly points out, the deal is mostly a way for Verizon to get its hands on AOL's advertising technology and video content operations: Last year, the company earned $995 million from display and search ads on the media properties it owns.

Rent LEGO on Pley — Picture this: It's a sweltering hot day in mid-August, and you're moving your family from a two-bedroom city apartment into a nice big house in the suburbs. While tackling the kids' room, you stumble upon a storage bin you forgot even existed. You try to lift it. Oof - what's in here?

Uber Buying Mapping Service HERE Would Reduce Dependency on Google — Ride-hailing company Uber is willing to pay up to $3 billion for HERE, a Nokia-owned mapping service that competes with Google Maps, the New York Times reports. Nokia, a Finnish company you probably best know for its trademark and stubbornly infectious ringtone, is undergoing a highly transformative shift.

Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle's relationship documented at Paris exhibition — Seventy-five years ago, Europe threw the biggest street party in history, celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany. For two men, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, it marked the end of five years of struggle and the high point of an alliance that was, at best, uneasy.

McDonald's Hamburglar Makes No Sense Economically — McDonalds sent the Internet into a temporary tailspin Tuesday when it announced it's bringing back the Hamburglar, prompting a deeply weird discussion over whether or not the personified marketing tactic is attractive. But I'm here to make a different point. The Hamburglar's prime motivation - hamburger theft, as his name would imply - makes no sense economically.
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RT @meganstags: A wide ruled notebook is the "why do we even *have* that lever" of the paper world.

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RT @jbarro: Carly Fiorina detailed her plan to fight ISIS today. Mostly, it involves luring them into the low-margin personal computer business.

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