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Washington, DC
Journalist — The Verge

Writing about technology at The @verge. Former @WSJ tech columnist, @recode reviewer. Ever-amazed by my two kiddos. katie.boehret@theverge.com

Does your air freshener need an app?

Does your air freshener need an app?
theverge.com — My office stinks. Not in a "this is a bad place to work" sense, but in a "smells like fake guava and coconut" sense. It's not usually like this, but over the past week I've been testing a tiny gadget called Cyrano that lets out various scents in an attempt to make you feel a little better.

This magnetic high chair has some clever features, but it’s missing the basics

This magnetic high chair has some clever features, but it’s missing the basics
theverge.com — Last Sunday night, I had dinner in an upscale Georgetown home. There, steps away from a creamy leather sectional, a polished Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a crystal sphere chandelier, stood another prized piece of home decor: the high chair. It was minimalist, white, elegant, and looked custom-made for such a swanky setting.

Amazon Tap review: Alexa's magic is gone

Amazon Tap review: Alexa's magic is gone
theverge.com — The Tap doesn't capture the charm of Amazon's other devices If you own an Amazon Echo, or even if you've just seen Alec Baldwin's commercials for it, you know that this gadget talks back when you address it by name. Alexa, what's going on in the news? Alexa, play some relaxing music.

How much would you pay for a stroller that fits almost anywhere?

How much would you pay for a stroller that fits almost anywhere?
theverge.com — A baby takes up a surprisingly large amount of space. Not the actual baby, of course, but the piles of onesies, newborn diapers, teething toys, and bottles that parents buy to go along with that cuddly lump. With all this extra stuff around, I perk up when a traditionally-large baby product promises to take up significantly less space than its competitors.

Facebook Messenger 101: tips, tricks, and secret games

Facebook Messenger 101: tips, tricks, and secret games
theverge.com — Who's using Facebook Messenger? Facebook's stats department will tell you that every month, more than 800 million people use it and 9.5 billion photos are sent through it. But on the rare occasions I use Messenger, I chat briefly with old college friends or random people I know through work.

Apple has discontinued its older iPad Air

Apple has discontinued its older iPad Air
theverge.com — When Apple introduced its 9.7-inch iPad Pro at its event in Cupertino today, it also nixed the iPad Air from its lineup. The iPad Air, which ranged in price from $399 to $579, is gone, but the iPad Air 2 remains, ranging from $399 to $529.

Apple Pay has a Siri problem

Apple Pay has a Siri problem
theverge.com — "Apple pie?" The woman at the McDonald's drive-through window was confused when I asked if I could use Apple Pay. "No, Apple Pay," I said. "How many?" she asked, still thinking I was asking for an apple pie. To clear things up, I showed her my iPhone with the image of a credit card on its screen, and she nodded.

Baby tech is sold on fear, not practicality

Baby tech is sold on fear, not practicality
theverge.com — Last night when I put my baby to bed, I closed the door, walked downstairs and made sure that the "parent" end of my audio monitor was turned on. My eight-month-old son wasn't wearing a booty that monitored his oxygen levels or a onesie that measured his sleep patterns.

Google’s algorithms created all the art for an exhibit in San Francisco

Google’s algorithms created all the art for an exhibit in San Francisco
theverge.com — If you're a starving artist who at least finds consolation in the fact that a computer will never take your job, you may need to think again.

Joe Biden will introduce Lady Gaga at the Oscars

Joe Biden will introduce Lady Gaga at the Oscars
theverge.com — Even big-deal celebrities will want to sneak a selfie with Vice President Joe Biden at this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony Biden will be there to introduce Lady Gaga's performance of her Oscar-nominated song, "Til It Happens to You." Gaga co-wrote the song for "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about campus sexual assault.
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May 03, 2016

Training up to NY to work from @verge intergalactic HQ for the day. Does it get any better than the Quiet Car?

May 03, 2016

I went to an IMAX spin class & it was insane(ly underwhelming) by @dam@dami_leepbit.ly/1Y4ZEEG @ver@vergeppic.twitter.com/0J0ptP46EZ

May 03, 2016

Deep thoughts for the morning commute: Boiling water may be forming those weird streaks on Mars's surface theverge.com/2016/5/2/11550… via @verge

May 02, 2016

So yeah. That thunder, lightning, and hailstorm that just rolled through DC was pretty amazing.

May 02, 2016

@CNNReliable @davidlitt @brianstelter I love that the Prince-George-bathrobe-slap-in-the-face line was ad-libbed.

Apr 29, 2016

Digital entertainment company & patent hog Rovi has agreed to buy DVR-maker @TiV@TiVoa $1.1B deal httpbit.ly/1T9Qgezr@verge


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