Can You Hack It?Everything electronic you own—iPhone to subway card to power strip—can be hacked. So how to defend yourself?
The Platonic TurtleneckI’ve searched high and low for this elusive garment. A new site, the Prowl, lets me crowdsource my quest.
The Economics of The Hunger GamesCould any real country have an economy like Panem’s? Actually, yes.
Men Should Wear MakeupThis is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb. Guys, pick up the airbrush already.
Forget MOOCsFree online classes shouldn’t replace teachers and classrooms. They should make them better.
The Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
The 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.”
R.I.P. WindowsBy purchasing Nokia’s smartphone division, Microsoft has killed its signature strategy.
You’ll Never Believe Which Magazine Has the Most Digital SubscribersIt’s called Game Informer, and its success is a rebuke to the magazine industry’s flawed accounting.
“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
“A Heart Beating Around Her Finger”How a close call in the ER turned a young doctor into a surgical visionary.
In Praise of an Overflowing InboxEmail is ubiquitous, meritocratic, and forgiving. It will never die, and I don’t want it to.
Shaken Like a Polaroid PictureApple’s slump looks a lot like the decline of a certain iconic camera company.
The First Victim of Sept. 11He was likely the first person killed, but his influence was felt that entire terrible day—online.
The NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Would You Just Look at All Those Rich People!That’s Valleywag’s editorial vision in a nutshell, but it could be so much more.