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Kit Eaton

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Portugal/New York
Freelance Tech Writer — Freelance
Covers:  business, science, news, space tech, iphone apps, mobile payments, robots, innovation, smartphones, consumer electronics, social media, tablets

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

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.

Flash Card, Math and Organizer Apps for the 21st Century Student

nytimes.com — When you're not distracted playing Pokémon Go, your smartphone can be a great study buddy with apps that help you meet deadlines, do homework and take notes - especially now that it is back-to-school season. Flash card apps are helpful tools for memorizing facts. StudyBlue offers flash cards, and it's free for Android and iOS users.

Apps That Help Take the Guesswork Out of Grilling

nytimes.com — COOKING with fire is a technique dating to our prehistoric ancestors, but today it can feel high tech with the many apps that take the guesswork out of grilling. Cooking starts with a recipe, and one of the most sumptuous grilling recipe apps is Photo Cookbook - Barbecue Grilling.

Think of the Apple Pencil.

medium.com — If all the current rumors prove true (and I think they will), Apple's iPhone for this year will skip a traditional earphone socket.

A Beauty Makeover With One Tool: Your Phone

nytimes.com — IN addition to being a flashlight and camera, the smartphone has another nifty feature: It is a digital mirror that can help you apply makeup. Many beauty apps promise virtual makeovers that let you try new looks in seconds, using the smartphone's front-facing camera and screen.

Add painterly effects to photos

heraldtribune.com — Step aside, Instagram. There's a newer, smarter photo app taking social media by storm: Prisma. Most mobile photo-editing apps let you touch up photos with a built-in filter to add a nostalgic sepia tone, a touch of contrast or a darkening vignette. Prisma does something different.

Prisma Adds an Artist’s Touch to Photos

nytimes.com — STEP aside, Instagram. There's a newer, smarter photo app taking social media by storm: Prisma. Most mobile photo-editing apps let you touch up photos with a built-in filter to add a nostalgic sepia tone, a touch of contrast or a darkening vignette. Prisma does something different.

Recipe for the Home Bartender: Scroll, Tap, and Pour

nytimes.com — ON a warm summer evening, there's no better way to unwind than sipping a nice cold cocktail, made with the help of an app. A great one to start with is 8,500+ Drink & Cocktail Recipes, which, as its name suggests, offers so many choices that you're bound to find many you like.

Spotify Sued For "Copying" Playlists

fastcompany.com — Spotify is being taken to court in the U.K. by the dance music record label the Ministry Of Sound London for copyright violation. The allegation is a surprising one, because it suggests the Ministry Of Sound's IP is being violated by playlists in Spotify.

Ways to feed your Olympic addiction

heraldtribune.com — This summer, there will be more avenues than ever to follow the Olympic Games, thanks to a large number of apps devoted to the event. Before the Games begin on Aug. 5, one handy way to keep up with Olympic news is the official Rio 2016 app (free on iOS, Android and Windows 10).

Feed your Olympic addiction with official mobile apps

seattletimes.com — As the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro approach, tracking down an app to help you follow them is easier than ever. Share story This summer, there will be more avenues than ever to follow the Olympic Games. Before the games begin on Aug.
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Aug 25, 2016

@ryan Giz trolls who posted comments on my pieces really seemed to put an effort into it though ... :)

Aug 25, 2016

@JacksFlavour Podcasts mate, podcasts. It's like being read to sleep (and you can set a sleep timer). "99% Invisible" podcast... Go!

Aug 25, 2016

@jyarow I feel strongly about this! (Trump: No you don't)

Aug 25, 2016

Step 1: share a bit of data. Step 2: while no one notices the margin creep, share some more. Step 3: DNA cloning  https://twitter.com/mikeisaac/status/768941663431585792 

Aug 25, 2016

@doctorow I'm actually reading this book for the first time right now (I know, the shame...). This is so timely:)

Aug 25, 2016

Anyone else running multiple accounts notice that @instagram have conflated the "incoming" insta timelines into one? Pretty user-hostile :/


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