Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Jan. 4 2013 5:10 AMMy Technology New Year’s ResolutionsForget Inbox Zero. Get off Twitter. And other resolutions to make my tech life better in 2013.
Dec. 27 2012 5:06 PMPokeyIs its new chat app a sign that Facebook’s falling behind?
Dec. 20 2012 5:39 AMThe Eight Best Technologies of 2012In praise of the iPhone 5 (with Google Maps), Workflowy, snap-your-credit-card apps, and more.
Dec. 14 2012 10:30 AMGifts for Gadget LoversThe five best tech toys of 2012.
Dec. 6 2012 5:06 PMGifts That Say You (Kind of) Really CareHow Facebook has revolutionized gift-giving on the Web.
Dec. 4 2012 6:53 PMThis Is the Greatest Hoodie Ever MadeHow American Giant created the best sweatshirt known to man.
Nov. 28 2012 6:27 PMWhy Amazon Beats Wal-MartA tale from Black Friday.
Nov. 21 2012 8:30 AMWhat Not To Buy on Black FridayFor starters, put down that Nano.
Nov. 13 2012 5:29 PMMicrosoft Just Lost Its Steve JobsWhy Steven Sinofsky’s departure is terrible news for the tech company.
Nov. 7 2012 4:34 PMElection Night’s Big Winner: TelevisionHow TV trounced the Internet when it came to reporting Obama’s victory.
Nov. 1 2012 7:07 PMShould a Calendar App Look Like a Calendar?The design battle that’s tearing Apple and the tech world apart.
Oct. 26 2012 3:22 AMThe Flop That Saved MicrosoftHow the Zune—yes, the Zune—helped revive a great American tech company.
Oct. 22 2012 3:37 AMBoss Farhad Manjoo AroundWhich outdated technology should he reassess? (The PalmPilot? Zune? MySpace?)
Oct. 9 2012 6:27 PMHard Times in FarmVilleDo Zynga’s troubles mark the end of the latest tech bubble?
Oct. 5 2012 11:16 PMScannersThe heroes of this entertaining first novel, set in Google’s backyard, go to battle about whether books are precious objects or simply collections of data.
Jan. 2 2013 5:58 PMApple Killed the NetbookAnd we’re all better off for the demise of the $400 future of computing.
Dec. 26 2012 5:21 PMA Christmas Miracle: Packaging Is Less InfuriatingDid you swear as much at clamshells and twist ties this year?
Dec. 18 2012 5:56 PMWe Have the Technology To Make Safer GunsToo bad gunmakers don’t care.
Dec. 13 2012 7:00 AMDrones for the HolidaysHelicopters, quadcopters, and this year’s other amazing remote-controlled flying toys
Dec. 5 2012 7:26 PMStop Calling Me a TrollJust because you disagree with me doesn’t mean I am one.
Nov. 29 2012 5:51 PMWon’t Someone Take iTunes Out Back and Shoot It?Apple’s horrible, bloated program needs to die.
Nov. 28 2012 5:25 AMThe Hunt for a Better Butter ChurnIn which Farhad Manjoo reviews a very old technology, because Slate readers told him to.
Nov. 15 2012 4:00 AMSiri Is a Gimmick and a TeaseBut Google Voice Search is getting close to fulfilling Apple’s broken promise.
The Efficient Planet
Nov. 8 2012 6:40 PMLights in Shining ArmorAre LED bulbs ready to save you from high energy bills?
Nov. 5 2012 10:44 PMWhy Is the Surface So Bad?Microsoft has been working on its tablet for years. It should be a whole lot better.
Oct. 31 2012 6:14 PMIt's Beginning To Look a Lot Like AppleMicrosoft's centralized app store looks very familiar. That's good news for your PC and for the tech industry.
Oct. 23 2012 7:23 PMMake More Stuff, and Make It ThinnerThe new iPad mini reveals that Tim Cook’s Apple is a better company than the one Steve Jobs left behind.
Oct. 11 2012 5:19 PMThe Manchurian NetworkDon’t believe the U.S. government’s alarming claims that Chinese telecom firm Huawei is a danger to national security.
Oct. 8 2012 3:30 AMThe iPhone 5 Is a MiracleHold Apple’s latest gadget for just a few minutes and you’ll marvel at the existence of such a remarkable object.
The Hive
Oct. 4 2012 11:02 AM"Kickstarter Is Not a Store"Will the crowdfunding site's new message solve its vaporware problem?



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The Only Good Thing That Happened at Today’s Soul-Crushing U.N. Climate Talks

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, 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 Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:06 PM Nothing to See Here The one national holiday Republicans want you to forget.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.