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Alex Fitzpatrick

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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. Tips? alex.fitzpatrick@time.com

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.

Google’s Uber Competitor Is Finally Here

fortune.com — Google's Uber-like app is now available to users throughout the San Francisco area, The Wall Street Journal reports, marking the latest escalation in the simmering battle between the search giant and the ride-hailing firm. The app, Waze Rider, is intended to match drivers and riders who are already headed in the same direction.

Google’s Uber Competitor Is Finally Here

travelandleisure.com — This story originally appeared on Time.com. Google's Uber-like app is now available to users throughout the San Francisco area, The Wall Street Journal reports, marking the latest escalation in the simmering battle between the search giant and the ride-hailing firm.

Google Launches Uber-Like 'Waze Rider' in San Francisco

time.com — Google's Uber-like app is now available to users throughout the San Francisco area, The Wall Street Journal reports, marking the latest escalation in the simmering battle between the search giant and the ride-hailing firm. The app, Waze Rider, is intended to match drivers and riders who are already headed in the same direction.

Honda Unveils New Civic Type R at Paris Motor Show

time.com — Picture a Honda Civic. What comes to mind? Probably words like: Practicality, efficiency, reliability. Now throw all that away and check out Honda's new Civic Type R, introduced Thursday at the Paris Motor Show. Not bad, huh? This isn't a prototype, either - Honda says it's a preview of what's to come in the U.S.

Can Apple Be Held Liable for Texting-While-Driving Crashes?

time.com — A lawsuit filed against Apple after a fatal texting-while-driving collision in Texas raises an interesting question about smartphone manufacturers' liability in such incidents. Namely: Can Apple, Samsung, or other such companies be sued on the grounds that they don't do enough to prevent drivers from getting distracted by calls, texts and other notifications?

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Divorce Raises Issue of Plane Law

time.com — Federal authorities are weighing an investigation into reports of actor Brad Pitt's actions toward his children while on board a private plane, raising some interesting questions about aviation law. Specifically: Which country gets jurisdiction when a crime occurs, or is suspected to have occurred, aboard an airplane flying over the sea and outside any one country's airspace, as it reportedly was in Pitt's case?

Apple Moving Forward With Amazon Echo Rival

time.com — Apple is continuing work on an Internet-connected gadget powered by its Siri voice assistant, according to a new report. The device, which Bloomberg reports recently entered the prototyping phase, would be a rival to Amazon's Echo speaker, a surprise hit following its release about two years ago.

Apple Thinks You're Tired of Using Your Fingers to Control Your Phone

time.com — Buried in Bloomberg's report Friday morning about Apple moving ahead with its Amazon Echo competitor is a far more interesting nugget: Apple believes it's just three years away from a fully voice-controlled iPhone, according to an unnamed source. From Bloomberg: Beyond the home device, Apple is researching new ways to improve Siri on iPhones and iPads, two people said.

What to Do After the Massive Yahoo Hack

time.com — Yahoo confirmed Thursday that at least 500 million usernames and passwords were stolen by hackers back in 2014. The company isn't saying who exactly is behind the attack, blaming an unnamed "state-sponsored actor." If you have a Yahoo account, what should you do now? First, log in to your account and change your passwords.

We Asked a Battery Expert Why Samsung's Phones Catch Fire

time.com — Samsung announced last week that it's recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones amid reports the devices were overheating and, in some cases, catching fire. There haven't been any known cases of people being physically hurt by the phones.
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Sep 30, 2016

RT @PaulSzoldra: Scoop: A Yahoo insider believes the hackers could have really stolen over 1 billion accounts  http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-insider-hacking-2016-9  @Techmeme

Sep 30, 2016

RT @_Cooper: 🚨 WRITING JOBS 🚨 I'm looking for contract writers to cover video games and consumer tech. All remote work. Email me: cooper at mic dot com

Sep 30, 2016

How to Make the World's Tallest Stack of Pancakes, According to an Engineer  http://extra.cr/2cNverS  via @extracrispy

Sep 30, 2016

RT @mattmfm: Hilarious: Barack having to wait on Bill Clinton as they're leaving Israel together. https://t.co/nvMmbkBWVV


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