Technology
Jan. 16 2014 4:59 PMIn the Name of LoveElites embrace the “do what you love” mantra. But it devalues work and hurts workers.
Jan. 15 2014 11:09 AMReinventing the Smoke DetectorCan Nest—the company Google just paid $3.2 billion for—eliminate unwanted bleeps, chirps, and false alarms?
Jan. 7 2014 10:46 AMAttain Nirvana in 23 Minutes or Less!Has Deepak Chopra found a shortcut to Zen?
Dec. 18 2013 11:02 AMI Want to Live in Spike Jonze’s FutureCool phones. Great pants. A reassuringly familiar undertone of melancholy.
Nov. 29 2013 8:51 AMBetter Than GoldieBloxEight smart gift ideas for your little geniuses.
Nov. 27 2013 2:00 PMThe Pen Is Mightier Than the KeypadA high-tech stylus that keeps you writing by hand.
Nov. 26 2013 3:15 PMCan You Hack It?Everything electronic you own—iPhone to subway card to power strip—can be hacked. So how to defend yourself?
Nov. 26 2013 7:00 AMThe Platonic TurtleneckI’ve searched high and low for this elusive garment. A new site, the Prowl, lets me crowdsource my quest.
Nov. 25 2013 12:06 PMEvery Step You TakeThese ingenious “smart” socks may be the future of wearable technology.
Nov. 22 2013 10:15 AMThe Economics of The Hunger GamesCould any real country have an economy like Panem’s? Actually, yes.
Nov. 7 2013 1:39 PMSlate on a PlaneRead these articles at 10,000 feet. Because you can.
Sept. 20 2013 5:36 AMMen Should Wear MakeupThis is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb. Guys, pick up the airbrush already.
Sept. 18 2013 5:51 AMForget MOOCsFree online classes shouldn’t replace teachers and classrooms. They should make them better.
Sept. 13 2013 12:17 PMThe Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
Sept. 11 2013 12:37 PMThe Beats With a Billion EyesHe’s conquered the headphones market, but Dr. Dre isn’t selling great sound. He’s not even selling celebrity. He’s selling the concept of “bass.”
Jan. 15 2014 11:33 AMSilent Technical PrivilegeAs a novice computer programmer, I always got the benefit of the doubt—because I looked the part.
Jan. 9 2014 12:28 PMWhat Do You See Here?Her is a Rorschach test for your feelings about technology.
Dec. 26 2013 11:42 PMThe Bleeding Edge of Pizza-Box DesignThese cutting-edge pizza boxes should be standard-issue.
Dec. 17 2013 2:02 PMNote to SelfieWe’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.
Nov. 27 2013 6:02 PMThe NSA's Porn ProblemWhose browsing habits will it spy on next?
Nov. 27 2013 11:45 AMThe Tesla of Vacuum CleanersThis sucker is cordless, bagless, ultra-efficient—and pricey.
Nov. 26 2013 11:54 AMNo SweatA "smart bike wheel" makes biking to work a breeze.
Nov. 25 2013 1:23 PMHow to Stalk Your DogWith the Whistle monitor and app, you can track Fido’s every move.
Nov. 25 2013 11:08 AM“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
Nov. 7 2013 4:39 PM“A Heart Beating Around Her Finger”How a close call in the ER turned a young doctor into a surgical visionary.
Nov. 5 2013 7:45 AMThe 800-Pound CarHow do you build a car that can go 100 miles on a gallon of gas?
Sept. 19 2013 5:51 AMIn Praise of an Overflowing InboxEmail is ubiquitous, meritocratic, and forgiving. It will never die, and I don’t want it to.
Sept. 17 2013 5:30 AMShaken Like a Polaroid PictureApple’s slump looks a lot like the decline of a certain iconic camera company.
Sept. 12 2013 5:36 AMFacebook News Feed Changed EverythingMedia. Advertising. Politics. And us.
Sept. 11 2013 5:30 AMThe First Victim of Sept. 11He was likely the first person killed, but his influence was felt that entire terrible day—online.

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