How Matt Bellassai Uses the Internet

The comedian on Harry Potter chat rooms, Seamless vs. Postmates, and why he loves the Beyoncé hair flip.

Nov. 24 2017 9:47 AMFacebook’s Broken PromisesThe company’s failure to block discriminatory housing ads illustrates why it can’t be trusted to police itself.
Nov. 22 2017 2:43 PM#MeToo Is Changing MindsEven among Slate commenters who used to think rape culture was a myth.
Nov. 21 2017 6:08 PMYour Phone Is Always Tracking Your LocationNo matter what you do, smartphones are constantly tracking more information than you think they are.
Nov. 21 2017 8:00 AMThe Pivot From AdvertisingIt’s time for online media to stop chasing clicks (and Facebook’s carrots).
Nov. 20 2017 5:55 PMDepartment of Justice Suing to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of Time WarnerOne major question: Did President Trump’s disdain for CNN play a role in the decision?
Nov. 17 2017 8:00 AMBig Tobacco. Big Pharma. Big Tech?The rise of a new epithet, and what it means for Silicon Valley.
Nov. 16 2017 7:30 PMBaidu’s New Smart Speaker Looks Like Nothing Else on the MarketIt shows why the company could challenge Google and Amazon.
Nov. 16 2017 12:01 PMIs This What the Next Generation of Wearables Should Look Like? A new wearable wants to fade into the background.
Nov. 15 2017 5:30 AMTo: You. From: My Butt.Thanks to our feature-stuffed smartphones, we now inhabit a golden age of butt dialing.
Nov. 14 2017 4:57 PMWhy I Returned My iPhone XGetting my hands on an iPhone X was hard. Returning it was easy.
Nov. 12 2017 9:00 AMStrapping This Light to Your Bike Is the Smartest Thing a Cyclist Can DoA combination bike light and camera can capture accident footage when witnesses aren’t around.
Nov. 10 2017 12:06 PMWe Don’t Need an App for ThatMosaic, Steven Soderbergh’s new series for smartphones, lets you pick the plot you want. Bad idea.
Nov. 9 2017 8:05 PMOnly Sinclair Can Save YouTrump’s FCC chair is making a novel, bad-faith argument in order to weaken competition in local news.
Nov. 8 2017 8:24 PMHollywood SquaresApple inked a TV deal with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Their fans aren’t the ones the company needs to take on Netflix.
Nov. 8 2017 6:03 PMIt’s Up to Apple to Redeem Goofy HeadsetsWhy Apple could succeed where Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles failed
Nov. 23 2017 10:00 AMThis Holiday Season, Gift the World Some Product ReviewsBe a good capitalist.
Nov. 22 2017 10:40 AMHQ Trivia Is Idiot-ProofIt turns out the game-show app is so fun even its CEO’s unhinged tirade can’t stop it.
Nov. 21 2017 3:35 PMOculus WhiffedVirtual reality was supposed to help us understand each other unlike any other medium. That’s a delusion.
Nov. 20 2017 8:23 PMUber Still Faces an Existential RaceThe company's deal with Volvo shows one thing that hasn't changed amid its turmoil.
Nov. 17 2017 3:18 PMI Was a Virtual Reality NonbelieverIt took almost vomiting twice, but I’m officially a convert.
Nov. 17 2017 1:03 AMTesla Unveiled Its New Semi Truck—and a Surprise Sports CarThe only thing more impressive than these vehicles would be getting production of the Model 3 back on track.
Nov. 16 2017 5:36 PMTwitter May Make It Easier to TweetstormMust it?
Nov. 15 2017 8:35 AMOur First Hints at How the Next iPhone Will Be DifferentThe iPhone X just came out, but it’s not too early to start thinking about what Apple will offer in 2018 and 2019.
Nov. 14 2017 6:06 PMWe Used the App That Reveals What Women Look Like Without Their Makeup on the Man Who Created ItHe probably doesn’t like it, either.
Nov. 12 2017 9:06 PMThe #MeAt14 Hashtag Is a Moving Rebuke to Roy MooreAnd the people defending him.
Nov. 10 2017 12:20 PMAddiction for Fun and ProfitFacebook and other Silicon Valley companies strive to keep users hooked. Does that make them evil?
Nov. 10 2017 8:00 AMIs the iPhone's Camera Finally Good Enough?Reviewers have lots of praise for the iPhone X—but that selfie might feel too accurate for comfort. 
Nov. 9 2017 1:29 PMThe Worst Consequence of Twitter’s New Character LimitThe president is becoming coherent.
Nov. 8 2017 6:56 PMSnapchat Finally Admitted It’s Really ConfusingNow comes the hard part.
Nov. 8 2017 12:49 PMA Dangerous Self-Driving Car Is Still Better Than a Human DriverObjectively, anyway. The question is whether humans can handle this truth.