The World’s Best Thermostat Just Got BetterThe genius of Nest’s smart heating and cooling system.
Silicon Valley’s Next Great CompanySquare's mission: Make shopping so easy that everyone starts buying more stuff.
No, This Is Not the Best iPhone EverThe one incredibly irksome feature that will leave you cursing Apple.
The Kindle Wants To Be FreeNext week or next year, Amazon will start giving away its e-reader. Here’s why.
I Can Digg ItThe new version of the old-school news site shows the virtues of slowing down and savoring the Web.
Everything Is a ListThe genius of WorkFlowy, the note-taking app that changed the way I organize my life.
Fake Meat So Good It Will Freak You OutBeyond Meat’s faux chicken will change how you feel about eating ersatz animal products.
Baby You Can Drive My CarSix million people just got easy access to car-sharing. Are you one of them?
I Want It TodayHow Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.
Stop Pagination NowWhy websites should not make you click and click and click for the full story.
The Makers Are ComingChris Anderson argues that homebrew manufacturing will revolutionize the American economy. Is he right?
The Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight EditionSlate's podcast about Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, the 20th anniversary of the movie Sneakers, and the Harvard cheating scandal.
Amazon Makes Everything BetterBooks, movies, games—how the new Kindle will revolutionize your experience with all of them.
The Uncanny Valley of Internet AdvertisingTargeted Web ads are too dumb to be useful and just smart enough to make you queasy.
I Know What the Next iPhone Is Going To Look LikeWhat all of the leaked photos tell us about Apple’s latest device.
How Not To Get HackedThe four things you need to do right now to avoid the fate of tech writer Mat Honan.
The Best Reason Yet To Ditch GmailMicrosoft’s new Outlook webmail service looks great and doesn’t invade your privacy.
Obama Was Right: The Government Invented the InternetDon't believe the outrageous conservative claim that every tech innovation came from private enterprise.
Delete the Save ButtonComputers are smart enough to preserve everything I type without me hitting a stupid disk icon.
Storage SuckersYou’re paying way, way too much to get a little more space on your iPad and iPhone.
Steve Jobs Was WrongGoogle’s new Nexus 7 proves smaller tablets aren’t completely worthless.
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Iran and the U.S. Are Allies
They’re just not ready to admit it yet.
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.
Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.
More Than Scottish Pride Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
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A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.