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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

Columnist at New York Times... writer elsewhere, plus a novel underway. It's Doctor Kit, not Mister. 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.

Looking for a New Job? These Free Apps Can Help

nytimes.com — IN a volatile economy, many Americans are on the job hunt. But with the days of scanning the classifieds in a newspaper long behind us, one of the best ways to find a new gig is with the help of an app. The Indeed app is an excellent resource if you are looking for a job.

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).
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Sep 24, 2016

RT @fmanjoo: So @MikeIsaac is gone again. Instead I chatted with my boss @puiwingtam for this week's tech newsletter. Read it! https://t.co/6eQ6tnf3QS

Sep 23, 2016

Hmm... describe yourself in #ThreeFictionalCharacters? Tricky...! Hmm... 1: Arthur Dent. 2: Doctor Who. 3: Esme Weatherwax

Sep 23, 2016

@charlesarthur Righto, there's a 50% chance of breach. Still... wow.

Sep 23, 2016

@charlesarthur What's Yahoo!'s userbase? If it's 500million, the subhed should be "your account info was definitely hacked"

Sep 23, 2016

RT @miriamgottfried: Twitter "moving closer to a sale" could just mean its board and mgmt are finally considering that an option. (Or bankers want em to.) $TWTR

Sep 22, 2016

I'm trying out @flightradar24's 3D flight tracking and it's eye-openingly interesting... live updates show inflight manoeuvres. Wow. https://t.co/wOulHNZ3E8

Sep 22, 2016

@JournalistFritz It is indeed a lot of fun to drive a tank... especially jumping them over ditches


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