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Slate’s favorite smartphone apps of 2014.

Dec. 17 2014 9:21 AMThe Secretary ProblemAn algorithm for deciding who to marry, and other tough choices.
Dec. 3 2014 6:30 PMOne Weird Trick to Stop Facebook HoaxesThe social network could be a force for truth—if it wanted to be.
Nov. 26 2014 2:36 PMCryptic Kryptos ClueA new hint for solving the CIA’s mysterious sculpture puzzle.
Nov. 18 2014 3:28 PMIt’s Official: iOS 8 Was Apple’s Buggiest Release to DateYour iPhone 6 really is that glitchy, but worse may be to come.
Nov. 10 2014 5:00 PMThe Smartphone Game Money PitWhy I spent real, nonfantasy dollars to unlock a flock of wizards in Clash of Clans.
Oct. 23 2014 4:36 PMVampire PornMindGeek is a cautionary tale of consolidating production and distribution in a single, monopolistic owner.
Oct. 22 2014 10:29 AMApple TV Could Still WorkHere’s how Apple can fix its living-room product.
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PMDriving in CirclesThe autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AMSocial Networking Didn’t Start at HarvardIt really began at a girls’ reform school.
Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PMForget Oculus RiftThis $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
Oct. 10 2014 6:27 PMEscape RoutesVolvo has a plan for avoiding wrecks.
Oct. 9 2014 5:42 PMWatching the ClockIt can take up to half an hour for Amazon workers to go through security checks. Should they be paid for that time?
Oct. 9 2014 3:08 PMTech Has a Diversity ProblemAnd Maxine Williams of Facebook wants to fix it.
Oct. 9 2014 11:08 AMThe Most Successful Tech Company You’ve Never Heard OfWhy Xiaomi, the “Apple of China,” might help make your iPhone a lot cheaper.
Oct. 8 2014 12:23 PMR.I.P. HPWhat Silicon Valley can learn from the rise and fall of its original tech startup.
Dec. 12 2014 4:06 PMThe Year’s Best GadgetsThe smartphones, coffee makers, and Japanese toilet seats that delighted us in 2014.
Nov. 27 2014 11:54 PMIt’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s—AAAACK!The unexpected dangers of drones.
Nov. 19 2014 9:41 AMThe Moonshot That Missed Google Glass was a grand experiment, but it’s time for Google to move on. Here’s how.  
Nov. 17 2014 7:00 AMBy Clicking on This Article, You Agree to …Does it matter that we don’t read the inscrutable license agreements we encounter on the Web?
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PMDon’t Just Sit ThereHow to be more productive during your commute.
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AMThe United States of Reddit How social media is redrawing our borders. 
Oct. 22 2014 8:13 AMGood Teaching Is Not About Playing It SafeClassroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing.
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PMJustified ParanoiaCitizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
Oct. 21 2014 8:38 AMAn Implanted Wearable Gadget Isn’t as Crazy as You’d ThinkProducts like New Deal Design’s UnderSkin may be the future.
Oct. 17 2014 3:14 PMHow Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the InternetThe software giant’s security crusade is harming legitimate companies.
Oct. 10 2014 10:28 AMSmart Cities Go to the DogsHow tech-savvy cities will affect the canine population.
Oct. 9 2014 5:22 PMDoes Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?Its free-for-all format leaves the door open for moderators to game a hugely influential system.
Oct. 9 2014 11:17 AMFeds “Hacked” Silk Road Without a Warrant. Was That Legal?How lawyers for the website’s founder are trying to make a case against the FBI.
Oct. 9 2014 10:37 AMFolie à DeuxA secret language, telepathy, and other things shared between dynamic duos.
Oct. 8 2014 11:33 AMThe Six Worst Things About Working at a Tech StartupThe long hours. The pressure to conform. The chemical burns.

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