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.
The Stupidest Thing Apple Ever DidA federal judge swats the ghost of Steve Jobs and hands Amazon a win in the battle for the e-book market.
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.
I Have Discovered the Purpose of Google Plus!It’s not social networking. It’s photographs.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.
Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Mad About Modi
Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
The Democrats’ War at Home Can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.