The Year’s Best GadgetsThe smartphones, coffee makers, and Japanese toilet seats that delighted us in 2014.
“I Only Wish I Could Get Out and Join Them”Scenes from the Eric Garner protests in New York City.
One Weird Trick to Stop Facebook HoaxesThe social network could be a force for truth—if it wanted to be.
Not As Loony As It SoundsGoogle’s “impossible" plan to beam Internet from solar-powered balloons is actually working. Here’s how.
You Can’t Dislike This ArticleFacebook’s inability to handle criticism is bad for democracy.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior technology writer Will Oremus shares what stories intrigued him at the magazine this week.
This Is in No Way the Perfect Visual Metaphor for the State of the Newspaper Industry in 2014
Are Comment Sections Worth It?It takes a lot of moderation to keep the troll population at bay.
What Do You Give the Person Who Has Netflix?Streaming services are ruining the easy gift. Here’s what to do about it.
Tsarnaev’s Smirk Has the Boston Marathon bomber shown enough remorse to escape the death sentence?
The Comcast–Time Warner Merger Will Create a Cable and Internet Behemoth. Here’s What You Need to Know.
One of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize Winners Left Journalism Because It Couldn’t Pay His Rent. Now He’s in PR.
Mad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Forecast” Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
Is Twitter Afraid of Its Own Platform? The company rolls out a new harassment policy but won’t explain it to users on Twitter.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?