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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

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.

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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Feed Your Olympic Addiction Without Jetting Off to Rio

nytimes.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).

Wanderlust by Design: Apps to Help Organize Your Summer Travel

nytimes.com — SUMMER gives many people the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and into new adventures. With plenty of apps designed to help plan vacations, smartphones can now act as a sort of personal tour guide. While on vacation, discovering places on foot can feel far more intimate than by car or public transportation.

Leaving sleep to your own devices

heraldtribune.com — With smartphones, tablets and smart watches glowing and buzzing on our night stands, it's no wonder that low-quality sleep has become a public health problem. Sleep-monitoring apps for smartphones can help. One app that has given me good results is SleepBot (free on iOS and Android), which has provided insights into my sleeping habits and helped me work out the distractions and habits that seem to mar my sleep.

Some digital paths to 40 winks

seattletimes.com — As long as your device is on the nightstand anyway, it may make sense to use an app to track your sleep and possibly find ways to make it better. Share story With smartphones, tablets and smartwatches glowing and buzzing on our nightstands, it's no wonder that low-quality sleep has become a public-health problem.

A Snooze-Worthy App Collection to Add to the Smartphone

nytimes.com — WITH smartphones, tablets and smart watches glowing and buzzing on our night stands, it's no wonder that low-quality sleep has become a public health problem. Sleep-monitoring apps for smartphones can help. One app that has given me good results is SleepBot (free on iOS and Android), which has provided insights into my sleeping habits and helped me work out the distractions and habits that seem to mar my sleep.

Third-party keyboards give mobile users more options

seattletimes.com — A range of options may help you find the right fit and feel for a touch-screen smartphone keyboard that comes from a third party. Share story Before the iPhone arrived in 2007, no one really thought typing on touch-screen keyboards was a good idea.
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Jul 24, 2016

@mirikramer @mashable The "international" bit in the very name of the ISS is a bit of a give-away as regards space, mister Trump.

Jul 22, 2016

@doctorow ... What does it feel like to the touch? I'm kinda fascinated by the idea of this stuff

Jul 22, 2016

@PrismaAI Hey there! Kit Eaton from the NYTimes here... Can I get in touch with you about your app, for an article I'm planning?

Jul 22, 2016

Aquanauts Splash Down, Beginning NEEMO 21 Research Mission via NASA  http://ift.tt/2a1syW3  https://t.co/tn07jpaJ7G

Jul 20, 2016

RT @iraflatow: 40 years ago today, Viking 1 sent back the first clear photos from the surface of Mars. Still breathtaking. https://t.co/ckd2VWp9tX

Jul 20, 2016

@rhipratchett @hensoncompany So excited by this news. A great story like this in your smart hands--so much potential for fun and loveliness!


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