You Just Don’t UnderstandSpeech recognition needs to get a lot better before it’s really useful.
We Post Nothing About Our Daughter OnlineNothing. It’s the only way to defend her against facial recognition, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining.
I Measure Every Single Thing My Child DoesAnd I track it on spreadsheets. Really—every single thing. Even every poop. And it makes me a better parent.
One-Click CondolencesSocial media expedites the mourning process. But it offers little comfort to the grieving.
Can You Hack It?Everything electronic you own—iPhone to subway card to power strip—can be hacked. So how to defend yourself?
Congratulations, You Found a Photo of My Daughter OnlineAfter I wrote that I never posted anything about my daughter online, I discovered—much to my surprise——that I actually had.
Your Flight’s Delayed!Here are 11 ways—several of which are very sneaky—to get home faster.
Send Letters, Not EmailsWhy it’s so much harder for the government to spy on your snail mail than your email.
The New Age of Cyberwarfare Why we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures.
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little Christmas Gift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.