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
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93 The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Behind the Scenes
Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.