Why Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet FailedWith its careful and steady approach, Apple may achieve a coup in the credit ecosystem.
Blame AppleFive reasons why celebrities and civilians should never trust Apple with nude photos, or any data at all.
The Big Data ParadoxIt’s never complete, and it’s always messy—and if it’s not, you can’t trust it.
The Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
The Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
Unnatural DisasterRoger Pielke Jr.’s writing is an embarrassment to Nate Silver’s new venture.
Gaming Journalism Is OverThe gaming press declares that gamers are dead. But they are the ones who are becoming obsolete.
Letter to a Young Male GamerSome ground rules to keep in mind in the wake of an ugly, sexist scandal.
The First Gay Space on the InternetIt was called soc.motss, and it anticipated how we use social networks today.
How Failure Breeds Success
Re-AnimatorHow Stewart Butterfield created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects.
Yes, Your Internet Is Getting SlowerYour provider likes it that way. And the government doesn’t care.
The Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Trust Nothing, Verify EverythingA software engineer reads Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
View From Chicago
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is The real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Building a Better Workplace
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.
Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.