Slate Voice: “Space Invaders”Never, ever use two spaces after a period: Listen to Mike Vuolo read Farhad Manjoo’s classic takedown of an enduring typographic sin.
In Praise of an Overflowing InboxEmail is ubiquitous, meritocratic, and forgiving. It will never die, and I don’t want it to.
The Cheap iPhone That Wasn’tApple still won’t compete for price-conscious consumers. That’s an increasingly risky strategy.
Would You Just Look at All Those Rich People!That’s Valleywag’s editorial vision in a nutshell, but it could be so much more.
Videos Are Better Than PhotographsThe rise of short-form video services is going to make the snapshot obsolete.
A Whole Lot of Bells, Way Too Many WhistlesMultimedia-laden features like “Snow Fall” and “The Jockey” are bad for the Web and bad for readers.
Glow vs. StickA much-hyped new fertility aid reveals the limitations of data-tracking apps.
Behind Frenemy LinesWe think of the top four tech companies as mortal foes, but they need one another in order to thrive.
WarGames: Google vs. AppleIntroducing Slate’s totally imaginary simulation of what would happen if the world’s two great powers went to (actual) war.
Marissa Mayer Has Done Everything Right (So Far)First, she had to fix Yahoo’s image. She succeeded. The next step is harder.
Men Should Wear MakeupThis is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb. Guys, pick up the airbrush already.
Live-Tweeting Today’s Big Apple iPhone EventWe’re live in Cupertino with up-to-the-minute coverage.
R.I.P. WindowsBy purchasing Nokia’s smartphone division, Microsoft has killed its signature strategy.
Who Should Run Microsoft Next?Bill Gates. But since he won’t, I have another guy in mind …
Smart Concept, Not-So-Smart WatchThe Pebble, the best-funded project in Kickstarter history, is kind of a dud.
If Anyone Can Save the Washington Post, It’s Jeff BezosThe newspaper now has an owner who’s a master of finding new ways of selling old things.
Welcome to the DongleGoogle’s Chromecast is fast, cheap, and ready to take over the world.
WarGames: Google vs. AppleHow Google can destroy Apple’s Chinese factories in one fell swoop.
NeverWet? More Like OftenKindaWet.The miracle water repellent we’ve all been waiting for is a dud.
Give Me Back My iPhone!Android is a wonderful operating system. But most Android phones are crap.
We Need to Spend More on Our Soldiers and Sailors Yes, the U.S. already spends a lot on our military. But our people are more valuable—and cost more—than any other armed force in the world.
Safeway Almost Made a Massive Deal With Theranos. Now It’s Teaming Up With Theranos’ Biggest Rival.
Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.
Girl, Uninterruptible Prudie advises a letter writer upset over a college freshman daughter’s lack of contact.
A New Statue in Edinburgh Honors a Bear Named Wojtek That Served in the Polish Military During World War II
Attacks on Abortion Clinics Should Be Prosecuted as Terrorism It’s the right thing, both practically and philosophically.
A Radical Experiment in Democracy Is Happening in Northern Syria. Americans Need to Start Paying Attention.
Help! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence. Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
The Best (and Only) Nigerien Remake of Purple Rain: “Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It”
Internet-Connected Toys Are Getting Hacked, and It’s As Creepy As We Feared It Would Be
Warrior Kings Golden State is currently playing better than any basketball team in history. You might want to watch them.